Writing with a Bent Series

Includes ALL 5 CLASSES by Randall M. Hasson

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Writing with a Bent Nib is a five-part series of online classes from Randall M. Hasson that will make you fall in love with the square, round and oval-shaped pen nibs.

On this page you can purchase the entire series for a one-time payment OR choose six monthly installments. By enrolling in the series you will automatically be enrolled in each class and you'll never have to go through checkout again! At the reduced price of $80 per class, we think the bundle price is a great offer.

Each class in the series can also be purchased separately for $100. Learn more about each class below.

Additional benefits: Students are invited to a private Facebook Group as well as a monthly Live Zoom session with Randall Hasson where you can get more information, ask questions, share your work, and meet your fellow students.

Learn more about each class

Vintage Lettering Styles

Vintage Lettering Styles covers the unique lettering styles of European poster artists and American show card artists. (3.5 hours)

The Speedball A Series Nib

An introduction to the bent nib, this class offers detailed step-by-step tutorials for the Spurred Gothic alphabet, Neuland and the Rennie Mackintosh style. (3.5 hours) 

The Speedball B Series Nib

Explores the smooth, easy-to-use Speedball B nib for creative styles of uniform-width lettering. (3.5 hours)

The Speedball D Series Nib

Create subtle thick and thin lettering and a prominent “blunt” serif, reminiscent of early 1900s lettering styles (3.5 hours)

Contemporary Styles

Explores the bent nib for contemporary scripts and features artwork by Michael Clark and Chiara Riva. (3 hours)

About Your Instructor

Randall M. Hasson is an artist, calligrapher, instructor and speaker who has appeared on the faculty of arts, lettering arts, and educational conferences in the United States, Canada and England. He owned and operated the Randall M. Hasson Gallery from 2000–2013 in San Diego, CA and Santa Fe, NM. He is the author of articles on a variety of art or lettering art related subjects and has appeared as a mainstage presenter and/or teacher with lecture topics covering public art, art history, the painting process, collaborative art projects, and the history of writing including the recent invention of the ADLaM alphabet in West Africa. 

In 2015, Randall co-edited the 24th (Centennial) Edition of The Speedball Textbook. He is currently writing and designing his forthcoming book Teaching America How to Letter – The Speedball Story, a history of commercial lettering and American show card writing in the early 1900s. It is due to be published by Letterform Archive in 2020.
Barbara Close

“The Speedball Bent Nib is a new and unusual tool for me but I am really enjoying the journey. It is wonderful to learn about the history of these beautiful letterforms and to see just how versatile these nibs can be. The course content is wonderful and Randall is an amazing teacher!” 

Heather Victoria Held
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How it works

  • Classes are prerecorded with excellent HD video quality and audio so you can see every detail
  • Practice immediately after you check out – no waiting for the class to start!
  • Watch as often as you like, as long as you like. The classes have no expiry date!
  • Replay a particular stroke or letter as many times as you like – even at different speeds!
  • Bite-sized lessons make it easy to pick up where you left off in the course or jump to a specific topic
  • Videos are tightly edited so as not to waste a second of your time!
  • Progress through the lessons at your own pace – you’ll never miss a homework deadline!
  • Ask questions live with Randall at his once-a-month Zoom sessions. You also have access to Replays from prior months! 
  • Download PDFs and exemplars directly from the classroom
  • Learn more on our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us with questions
  • To learn more about this full series, please visit the Writing with a Bent Nib page on our main site.

Pay once or with six equal payments. Watch your class immediately after checkout!

Series Pricing

  • Series Bundle
  •  

    $400 USD

     

    All 5 classes – $100 savings

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  • WBN Installments
  • 6 payments of

    $70 USD

    per month

    Six-month installment plan ($420 total, $80 savings)

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