Getty-Dubay Italic
A simple, practical way to learn and improve handwriting.

It's a unique, effective curriculum for teachers, children and adults. 

Why italic? Because it’s faster than print and easier than looped cursive. And the basics are easy to master, so your everyday handwriting quickly becomes more legible and beautiful.


"WRITE NOW is the best book on italic handwriting — or any handwriting — I've come across."

KITTY BURNS FLOREY,
AUTHOR SCRIPT & SCRIBBLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HANDWRITING

We LOVE our Getty-Dubay handwriting books. I used them when I was homeschooled and will use nothing else for my kids!

REBECCA GALLOP
PHOTOGRAPHER & HOMESCHOOL PARENT

"Getty and Dubay deserve the thanks of every teacher and every parent. It’s a breakthrough at last!"

BETTY EDWARDS, PH.D., AUTHOR OF DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN

"For learning the italic hand this may now be
THE workbook."

JOHN NEAL BOOKSELLER

"A transformative experience for my class.
Students beg for more."

ZACHARY VESTAL,
4TH GRADE TEACHER

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"WRITE NOW is the best book on italic handwriting — or any handwriting — I've come across."

KITTY BURNS FLOREY,
AUTHOR SCRIPT & SCRIBBLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HANDWRITING

"We LOVE our Getty-Dubay handwriting books. I used them when I was homeschooled and will use nothing else for my kids!"

REBECCA GALLOP
PHOTOGRAPHER & HOMESCHOOL PARENT

"Getty and Dubay deserve the thanks of every teacher and every parent. It’s a breakthrough at last!"

BETTY EDWARDS, PH.D.,
AUTHOR OF
DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN

"For learning the italic hand this may now be
THE workbook."

JOHN NEAL BOOKSELLER

"A transformative experience for my class.
Students beg for more."

ZACHARY VESTAL,
4TH GRADE TEACHER

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"WRITE NOW is the best book on italic handwriting — or any handwriting — I've come across."

KITTY BURNS FLOREY,
AUTHOR SCRIPT & SCRIBBLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HANDWRITING

"We LOVE our Getty-Dubay handwriting books. I used them when I was homeschooled and will use nothing else for my kids!"

REBECCA GALLOP
PHOTOGRAPHER & HOMESCHOOL PARENT

"Getty and Dubay deserve the thanks of every teacher and every parent. It’s a breakthrough at last!"

BETTY EDWARDS, PH.D., AUTHOR OF DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN

"For learning the italic hand this may now be
THE workbook."

JOHN NEAL BOOKSELLER

"A transformative experience for my class. Students beg for more."

ZACHARY VESTAL,
4TH GRADE TEACHER

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Five reasons to love Getty-Dubay Italic

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Easy to teach, simple to learn. 

Getty-Dubay italic handwriting is faster than print and easier than looped cursive. It’s legible and logical, built on natural shapes and strokes, and the basics are not difficult to master. 

Compelling benefits.

Having legible handwriting leads to basic literacy, foundational communication, creativity and expression, attention to detail, finding your personal voice, being understood, and honoring your reader.

A proven method.  

For over 40 years, Getty-Dubay has provided a logical, loop-free transition from print to cursive. It takes you from letter formation to letter pairs, words, sentences and paragraphs.  

It’s all in your hands, literally.  

Your handwriting is your personal voice. Getty-Dubay Italic gives you the power to transform the way you communicate. You see the results and self-validate as you progress. It’s a skill you’ll own and use for the rest of your life.  

Choices, choices.  

Getty-Dubay Italic is the style of choice. You learn basic letters, how to connect them, and get to decide which letters to join, if any. 

Handwriting for adults
There’s a simpler, easier and more comfortable
way to write and communicate.

WRITE NOW is the hands-on workbook
with over 90 pages of instruction and practice. More...


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Handwriting for students
Keep the focus on learning.
Save classroom time.

Getty-Dubay Italic means developmentally appropriate lessons and a seamless transition from print to cursive. More...


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Calligraphy for all ages
A transformative experience
for your home, studio or classroom.

Italic calligraphy is the balance of expression and form.
Learn how to create a lasting impression. More...

We have FREE videos and downloads to make learning easier, faster, and more enjoyable.
And you can make your own handwriting practice worksheets.