Penmanship Online Workshop

by Pens de Luxe

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      michael bentley on April 16

      The world needs this!

    2. Marcelo Duarte Ferrari on April 8

      I can't wait for this project to go live!

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      Buchsucher on April 8

      I really would like to work with such project to improve my handwriting. I surely would support this.

    4. Philip Kurian on March 14

      I'm really looking forward to this being launched. As someone who's spent considerable amounts of money on fountain pens (from Barbara's store), I'd like to learn how to use them properly. The "Polishing your penmanship" book is great, and this project would help take it to the next level.

    5. Patrick B. Ludwig on March 12

      I enjoy your book "Polishing your Penmanship" as well as the Videos published so far. Very helpful. I was one of those people who let their handwriting deteriorate massively after school, even though I took and still take all notes by hand, including my Ph.D.
      I have tried to apply your principles to Russian handwriting and have received many compliments friom my Russian teacher. I will support your project, without question, as I am sure, there is more to learn from you.

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      John Collis on February 1

      This looks really interesting. I'd love to support this and be involved. I'm from NZ so would love to see some improvement material from our (collectively) part of the world. Also, I really see the value of focussing on handwriting first. This is something I've been trying to do for myself.

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      Anurodh pandey on January 7

      Would love to be a part of this project

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      vicki on December 7

      I can't wait to get involved with this project. Seem like what I've been waiting for my whole life!

    9. Pens de Luxe Creator on December 4

      Thanks EVERYONE, We are still moving fwd with our Penmanship Online Workshop, we've moved fwd to early 2017 with the global dominance US Election and now Festive Season upon on already. Thanks for all the encouragement and kind support. Regards Pens de Luxe Group : )

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      Chris Ryan on December 2

      Looking forward to this!

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      Mona Crawford on September 11, 2016

      I'm so looking forward to this

    12. Annabelle Macqueen on August 24, 2016

      Hope to see this Kick Starter launch! Would love to back this project! Love sent all the way from Tassie!

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      Jim Wolfe on July 31, 2016

      I would very much like to contribute to this workshop. Cursive writing seems to be dying but it is not yet dead. Let us keep it alive. Anything we can to to achieve this goal is worthwhile.

    14. Ana Gonzalez on July 20, 2016

      Would love to back up this project, not only for me but to down the road teach others.

    15. Pens de Luxe Creator on July 9, 2016

      Thank you MARILYN, So we are in partnership with LAMY Germany to create this Penmanship Workshop as an online educational platform. As with other Kickstarter Projects we have backed, these campaigns are often done by Companies and not just Individuals. An excellent example of this would be Company Pebble and their various Smartwatches they have developed. Pebble Watch is known as the most successful crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter. Please see this link below — Thank you for your interest in our Penmanship Workshop Campaign. Rgrds CARL

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-2-time-2-and-core-an-entirely-new-3g-ultra

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      Marilyn McKay on July 9, 2016

      I totally would support this project at 99AUD. I have never been on Kickstarter before, so I was surprised to see a company already in business running a Kickstarter campaign. I thought Kickstarter was for startup businesses. Please don't read that as critical, I just confused. It's a wonderful idea and I totally support it.

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      Heidi Ziegele on May 17, 2016

      I've been struggling with my pen hold, and have a strong desire (thanks to bullet journaling) to learn how to write with ease and legibility. Looking forward to this project launch!

    18. Abigail Bologa on April 28, 2016

      Oh wow. Is this still in process.? I found you after watching Barbara Nichol youtube video on polishing your penmenship. If you wanted more feedback come visit a large community of hobbyist over at www.reddit.com/r/handwriting. I'll probably share this link anyway. Looking forward to your kickstarter.

    19. Pens de Luxe Creator on February 16, 2016

      Dear JENNY + FRANK, Thank you for your most recent comments and feedback for our Penmanship Workshop project. We are now refining the "Explainer Pitch Video" message and hope to have our campaign up and running in the next few months. We do appreciate your kind feedback and words of encouragement and support. More videos here via our YouTube Channel. Regards CARL http://youtube.com/pensdeluxe

    20. Jenny Marshall on February 14, 2016

      Hi Carl,
      I'm really looking forward to the launch, we never learnt penmanship in school and I would love to learn, especially in video format, I think it would compliment the guide enormously and to have the whole set up of videos, pen, ink, guide, practice pad etc would be wonderful resources and products to get going with. Good luck with funding, count me in when the time comes.
      Regards
      Jenny

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      Frank Hemberger on February 13, 2016

      Hello Carl,
      I'm very interested in this project. Anywhere with Internet is talked about
      the improvement of the manuscript, but here it is finally shown very detailed.
      With very good videos and and the proper guidance on this issue.
      I hope that the project will have enough support.
      Sincerely Frank

    22. Pens de Luxe Creator on January 23, 2016

      Thank you BERNARDO, We are pleased to hear your positive feedback and encouragement. We have been shipping the Penmanship Guidebook around the world. It's become quite popular in European Countries like Switzerland + Germany. Please see link below where it can be ordered Online. We have started created some Sample Penmanship Workshop Lessons and the goal of Kickstarter Campaign will be for us to produce Online Workshop Lessons to accompany the Guidebook.

      At this stage we are aiming to launch the Penmanship Workshop Kickstarter Campaign in late
      March, 2016 in coordination with the International Launch of the new LAMY Safari Dark Lilac 2016 Edition.......this new Purple Safari Fountain Pen along with the Penmanship Guidebook, Copybooks will make up some of the Rewards to help fund the Campaign. Regards CARL

      Penmanship Guidebook — http://www.penmanship.com.au/

      LAMY Showcase — http://www.pensdeluxe.com.au/lamy/

    23. Bernardo Medeiros on January 22, 2016

      This is a great project.

      I hope that it helps to make Barbara Nichol 's book available outside Australia. I'd love to get it here in the UK. :)

    24. Pens de Luxe Creator on January 7, 2016

      Thanks for the positive feedback and encouraging GUYS........Our quest is moving forward, The Archaic Revival of Penmanship Kickstater Campaign is due to be lauched March, 2016. Currently we're editing some new Handwriting Lessons Movies and will be sharing on our Pens de Luxe YouTube Channel. Regards CARL http://youtube.com/pensdeluxe

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      Max W. on January 2, 2016

      This is a great idea for a kickstarter project! I love the videos you already uploaded and I ordered the guidebook but it would be absolutely wonderful if there would be supporting videos. I would absolutely back this project! :)

    26. Pens de Luxe Creator on May 9, 2015

      Thanks ANNE + JIM for your comments.....we are finally starting to get some traction now with our Penmanship Video Workshop project. Please vist our Facebook page below for some new sample Lessons. We hope to launch this Kickstarter Campaign later in the year and will certainly try to announce of FountainPenNetwork for exposure. Thanks again for your interest and comments, much appreciated. Regards CARL : )
      http://www.facebook.com/pensdeluxe

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      Anne on January 13, 2015

      I'd love to be able to see a complete set of videos, too! I'm having a terrible time learning to hold and write with a fountain pen. So many people are trying to help me on one of the fountain pen forums, but it's difficult to just look at photos and/or read a book.

      No one actually teaches penmanship these days, and I learned in the late 50s and early 60s when they no longer taught it properly. Please, I wish more people would come here and comment. Have you posted any information at Fountainpennetwork.com?

    28. Jim Scott on May 3, 2014

      Hi,

      Great idea. I'd love to be able to download the handbook so I can use it.

      I used to write well but years of bad habits have crept in and I now need to retrain my hand to writ properly again.

    29. Pens de Luxe Creator on May 1, 2014

      Like the orange + gold theme and icons.

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About this project

The Archaic Revival of Handwriting, Penmanship Online Workshop

The focus of the project is to give an understanding of the mechanics of modern cursive handwriting through Online Workshop Tutorials. Our aim for the "Penmanship Online Workshop" is to improve your penmanship within two hours. After either reading the Penmanship Guidebook or watching the series of Online Workshop Tutorials you will gain an understanding of the mechanics of cursive handwriting. These rules and insights apply regardless of the writing style you learned at school. We guarantee your success in this endeavor.  

This is not a standard handwriting method as there is nothing to be gained from super-imposing a calligraphic style upon a faulty understanding of the fundamental principles of pen manipulation. Therefore, it is likely not at all necessary to abandon current style of handwriting. In our "Penmanship Online Workshop" you will discover that there is only one dominant anti-clockwise moving shape which is repeated over and over again to form writing which remains legible from start to finish. With a few additional hints on pen-strokes, you will be amazed by what you can do. 

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Risks and challenges

One of the more challenging parts of the project will be editing all 20 x Lessons from the Penmanship Guidebook. Each Lesson will only be 1-2 mins and as concise and relevant as possible. Upgrading our Mac Video Editing Suite is likely so we can handle the Video Editing and Post-Production. The Archaic Revival of Handwriting is our Quest and anyone who appreciates the felt presence of experience will know the simple satisfaction and pleasure when immersing one's self in something new or to improve upon one's existing skills. The process of learning is in itself challenging, a genuine interest or passion goes a very long way.

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