Getty-Dubay Italic
keeps the focus on learning

with developmentally appropriate lessons
and a seamless transition from print to cursive

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Italic Handwriting
For K-6 and homeschool

Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series

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Hundreds of thousands of students have learned to write using Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay’s Italic Handwriting Series in public, private, charter and home schools throughout the country. The Getty-Dubay series provides step-by-step guidance useful to teachers as well as the self-directed student. Learn more...

“I tell all my homeschool friends about it. It is one of the best programs you can find.”

Italic Handwriting
For adults & professionals

Write Now: The Getty-Dubay Program for Handwriting Success

Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay’s Write Now is a practical guide for anyone who wants handwriting that is distinctive and legible. This is a hands-on, self-guided instruction in italic handwriting. Learn more...

“I’m learning that there’s a simpler, easier and more comfortable way to write and communicate.”

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The Getty-Dubay Italic handwriting program


Italic is uncluttered and loop-free. It's legible even when written rapidly.


Letter shapes remain the same from basic italic to cursive italic, eliminating the abrupt leap from “ball and stick” to looped cursive seen in other programs.

Easy to write

The elliptical shapes and strokes of italic conform to natural, rhythmic hand movements. The letters are formed easily and quickly.

Easy to Teach

The Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series provides a clear, concise, step-by-step approach with lots of opportunity for practice.

Elevate the everyday
and make it last

Getty-Dubay Italic makes calligraphy
a natural next step

Italic Calligraphy
For students of any age

Getty-Dubay Italic Calligraphy: for School & Home

It’s our the latest addition to the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series. Fall in love with letters with this handsome, hands-on introduction to calligraphy. Learn more...

“A transformative experience for my class.” 

Italic Calligraphy
For adults & artists

Italic Letters: Handwriting & Calligraphy

Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty’s Italic Letters is for professional and amateur calligraphers, art teachers, and anyone who wants to learn calligraphy and improve handwriting legibility using the broad-edged pen. Learn more...

“For learning the Italic hand this may now be THE workbook.”