David began studying traditional American penmanship in 2016. His studies have largely focused on Business Penmanship, but he also studies Spencerian, Ornamental Penmanship, and pen and ink drawing. David enjoys teaching penmanship online and has posted over 100 videos about penmanship on YouTube. When he’s not writing, David is building websites, reading, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.
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DAVID’S FIRST INTRODUCTION TO THE SPEEDBALL TEXTBOOK
“When I first became interested in penmanship, I became a member of IAMPETH and looked in their directory to see if any other members were in Kalamazoo. This led me to my first teacher, Dr. Bob Hosack, who was teaching a beginner’s calligraphy class in the area. He charged $20 for the class (4 sessions, 2 hours/session) and provided a pen, ink, paper, and the Speedball Textbook to every student. His generosity and passion for calligraphy is inspiring.”
DAVID’S FAVORITE EDITION OF THE SPEEDBALL TEXTBOOK
“24th, my first and only copy.”