MODERN CALLIGRAPHY IS EVERYWHERE. IT LOOKS EFFORTLESS…. IT ISN’T, BUT WITH SOME GOOD GUIDANCE AND HANDY TIPS YOU’LL BE FLOURISHING IN NO TIME!
Date(s): 4th May 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: Most calligraphy is based on manuscripts that are hundreds of years old. The finest of calligraphy has inspired the fonts we use.
The workshop today flips this around, we will start with a font, and develop it into our own personal and unique calligraphic hand. Indeed; there may well be time to work with more than one font, the possibilities are endless.
We will start with the humble pencil and single letters. We will then move onto writing real words and sentences. Before long we will be working with delicate pens, inks, paints and even coloured papers.
Everyone will create pieces of calligraphy to take home with them to show off to friends and loved ones!
The inspiration for the day will come from examples that we will look at, plus our own ideas and those of our fellow students.
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