This one-volume consumable workbook teaches both the theory and practice of the classic form of cursive which was commonly taught in schools during the 19th and early 20th centuries known as Spencerian penmanship. Recommended for any student grade three through adult who wants to learn a classic form of cursive, this publication provides thorough step-by-step instruction and practice in the art of penmanship. Students learn the seven Spencerian principles, proper pen positioning, the correct finger and arm movements, the proper stroke patterns that form each letter, as well as the correct spacing between letters and words. With Spencerian Handwriting, any writer can learn to communicate the written word in cursive with style, art, and grace. Although students are not required to use old-fashioned steel stylist pens with an accompanying inkwell as they complete their exercises, these resources may make the entire process more memorable and nostalgic. 173 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE EDITION OF P.R. SPENCER'S CLASSIC PENMANSHIP PRIMER INCLUDING STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS AND PAGES FOR PRACTICING
Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. While modern students are barely taught cursive, for more than a century schoolchildren were dutifully drilled in intricate penmanship using this original primer.
Now you can follow the step-by-step instructions and practice on the included workbook pages to learn:
- The seven Spencerian principles
- Proper pen positioning
- Finger and arm movement
- Heights and widths of letters
- Spacing between letters and words
- Optional shading effects
With Spencerian Handwriting, you can add a personal touch to all your handwritten letters and notes reminiscent of simpler, more elegant times.
These materials span grades and include both instruction and practice.