SPEND A DAY GETTING INSPIRED TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL LETTERS BY HAND USING TRADITIONAL CALLIGRAPHY PENS.
Date: 3rd August 2019
Suitability: Beginners (Level 1)
Calligraphy: From the Greek for “beautiful writing”, the art of calligraphy is the creation of lettering by hand, caring about every turn of the pen, making a piece to be admired.
With so much communication being electronic today, there is a desire to return to creating physical pieces of lettering, the human desire to “write a letter” is a strong one.
Calligraphy can be done with a pencil (indeed this is where we often start) or any other tool, we will be using pens shaped to make the characteristic shapes that are associated with classic calligraphy.
Tutor: Janet Smith of Oakleaf Calligraphy
Workshop: We will start by looking at examples of calligraphy, both ancient and modern, both as inspiration and to help us understand how the lettering is done.
We will work with a simple and elegant alphabet (Foundational Hand) getting to grips with the letter shapes and writing real words – that’s what it’s all about, after all!
Then we will explore the tools a calligrapher might use – inks, pens, papers, and understand how to get the best from them.
With new tools and beautiful letter shapes, everyone will be able to create pieces of calligraphy in their newly learnt style, which you can take home with you.
Working in a small group is a delight; you’ll find you are learning from others in the group as well as the tutor, as we share how we’re getting along.
Time: The workshop starts at 10:30am prompt and will finish at 4:30pm.
Lunch: Lunch is included within the price of the workshop. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.
What to bring: Glasses if you need them for close work and please ensure you wear sturdy, fully enclosed shoes. If you have any calligraphy tools which you’re curious about, please bring them along, but no need to go out shopping!
Maximum No. of Attendees: 8
Minimum Age: 18 or 15 if accompanied by someone who is 21 or over