DIS is a wonderful and complete online Engrosser’s Script course, which I highly recommend.
When I signed up for this online course, I was very scared. First of all because my native language is Spanish. I live in Venezuela and I thought it would be hard to follow the classes and videos, and to my surprise it has been incredibly fantastic. The course is designed by lessons parting from the basics. DIS is for the newcomers like I was without any notion about Engrosser’s Script and it is also designed for those who are already more advanced but want to improve their scripts.
The teaching method is very complete and the personal dedication that David gives us in each lesson is great. He is always within reach of an email and whenever I had a doubt or question to ask him, I did not hesitate to write him an email, and I always got a prompt response with his distinctive kindness.
The truth is that this course has helped me a lot. I am a 58 year-old person, so learning something completely new and online, was a great experience.
Not only the course itself is wonderful, not only did I learn this beautiful art of calligraphy, but I also learned how to approach the online community of all the participants of the course. There I met people from all over the world, with different personalities, different time zones, different cultures, but moreover, as we are all learning ES we come together helping each other, giving our constructive criticism and always in the best way possible, with due respect and love. Thus, we came to form a beautiful community of DIS students.
In DIS I have learned, that by criticizing the work of others, I am sharpening my sight to know the script better and then be able to apply it in my work and practices. I learned the importance of knowing how to appreciate and determine the Essential Qualities of the strokes in order to determine when a stroke is successful.
I learned the history of how nibs began to be made and the history of the pioneers of Calligraphy in America such as Charles P. Zaner, Earl A. Lupfer and Willis A. Baird.
I also learned that by practicing, you progress. This statement is literally true! The more you practice the better your strokes will be: first the letters, then the words and finally a whole paragraph. What a joy to be able to see the difference from when I started to where I am now. I know that I still have to practice more, that this does not end when the course is over, that when the course ends, it is my real beginning as a calligrapher.
I will always be grateful to David, for this stunning online Engrosser’s Script Course.
If you are interested in learning Engrosser’s Script, this is the best place for it. David Grimes, has developed this online teaching method for you to do it from anywhere in the world, and I assure you that you will not regret it.
From the bottom of my heart… it is absolutely amazing!
– Yoli Mayela Rincón R., Engrosser’s Script Class of 2021