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intro to modern calligraphy

Learn modern calligraphy in this introductory class! This class is suitable for beginners (no experience necessary), but also for those who have been practicing on their own and would like to learn proper technique. In this class, we will cover the basics of using a dip pen, nibs and ink, basic upstrokes and downstrokes, the lowercase and uppercase alphabet, and the basics of combining letters into words. A simple modern alphabet will be used. You will learn HOW to write letters, not simply copy them, so that you can practice at home with confidence. You will receive a starter kit which includes a dip pen, two different nibs, a small pot of ink and a workbook. 3 hour workshop.

Modern Calligraphy, NEXT STEPS series level 1.5

This is the first in the NEXT STEPS Series of Workshops. If you have taken any of the Intro courses I offer (or you have been practicing on your own a while, and aren't a beginner), then this is the class for you! In this workshop, we will take the next steps on your modern calligraphy journey. This workshop is suitable if you are familiar with nibs and ink OR brush markers. What we cover will be applicable to both mediums!


We will cover:

1. Introduction to Flourishing, Bounce Lettering and Organic Calligraphy

2. Working with different mediums - such as white and gold inks or metallic markers

3. Layouts and Spacing: how to measure and set up your paper

4. How to work with different kinds of paper

5. Time to collaborate on what YOU need help on (bring your questions!)


Please bring your own favorite lettering tools (nib and ink OR brush markers.) At checkout, you will choose either a Dinky Dip holder filled with 4 colors of ink OR a brush marker kit with a Fudenosuke Soft brush tip marker and a Karin Metallic gold or silver marker. Different types of paper will be provided and participants will go home with a Level 1.5 handbook and the Dinky Dip holder or the brush markers.

Watercolor Brush Lettering (Beginner Level)

Learn the beautiful art of watercolor brush lettering in this workshop! Upstroke and downstroke techniques will be taught, and students will be introduced to a simple lettering alphabet suitable for this more flowing style of lettering. Students will be working with a waterbrush and a watercolor palette. By the end of this workshop, students will take home their own watercolor saying, along with being able to keep the waterbrush and palette. A handbook with instructions will also be included. This is an introductory course, so no experience is required! 3 hour workshop.

brush marker lettering (Beginner Level)

Learn how to use brush markers to letter in this introductory class! This is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world right now, and this class will introduce you to all you need to know to successfully learn to letter. Using two different types of brush markers--the Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip and the Tombow dual tip brush marker--students will learn how to use different pressures to control the markers. Upstrokes and downstrokes will be emphasized with directions on how to form each letter. Students will also learn to connect letters into words with practice time included on adding simple variations and blending to their letters. Students will go home with a lettered quote of their choosing, using techniques taught in class. Students will receive 3 brush markers and a workbook to keep. 3 hour workshop.

crayol-igraphy (mini workshop)

In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of doing lettering and calligraphy using everyday markers! You will learn to use pressure to create beautiful letters without any special lettering markers needed! We will work with two simple lettering alphabets, practicing our upstrokes and downstrokes, as well as letter connections and word spacing. You'll go home with several lettered quotes, as well as a handbook to practice with, and the markers you used in class. This class is mainly geared towards those who have NOT taken a lettering or calligraphy class, and would like to get started without needing any special tools.

2 hour workshop.

chalk lettering + florals (mini workshop)

We will be making a Home Sweet Home chalkboard with chalk lettering and florals. This is a no experience necessary class! We will go step by step, teaching you how to mark off your lettering, fill it in with chalkboard marker, and add beautiful florals around it! You'll take home your finished chalkboard, ready to hang on your wall or on your front door! This workshop includes all supplies! Chalkboard is 18 inches long and 10 inches high. You'll also take home one white chalkboard marker so you can change the saying with the seasons.

Holiday Envelope Addressing  (MINI Workshop)

Join us for a fun time of creative holiday envelope addressing! In this mini workshop, you will learn techniques for addressing your own creative holiday themed envelopes! Topics covered will include: creative spacing, style mixing, basics of faux calligraphy using pens on dark paper, creative elements to add for decoration and more! 


** IMPORTANT! ** BRING YOUR OWN PENS/NIBS/INK! Because this is a MINI workshop, we are providing envelopes to practice on and style worksheets. However, we are providing a pen kit as an add-on if you would like! It will be waiting for you at the workshop if you want to purchase it! You may also bring your own envelopes you are planning to send for the holidays and begin working on them as well! 2 hour workshop. ADD - ON PEN KIT: includes 1 white Uniball Signo Gel pen, 1 gold Uniball Signo Gel pen, 2 Tombow black calligraphy pens (1 hard tip, 1 soft tip)


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