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Years ago, I started making calligraphy envelope liners out of cardboard with an exacto knife, to write in straight lines on dark envelopes without having to make pencil marks. They never lasted long because they would rip, or get wet from ink and distort. About 6 years ago, I decided to have them professionally made out of plastic, and they have proven to be a huge time saver. I'm now offering them for others to use. A must-have for every calligrapher. Included are two different sizes that you an use on any size envelope. - Set of 2 - Ultra-thin plastic - Made locally
My workshops are always set up a little differently than most other workshops being offered now. I’ve found that in a 3 hour class we just can't cover it all, so I like to offer this longer and more comprehensive format. The workshop will be 4 hours (10 am - 2 pm) and include brunch/snacks/drinks/probably donuts!! In the Beginner Workshop we learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy. In the Intermediate Workshop we refine the basics a bit, work on developing our own style, learn some brush lettering, and work with white ink and color! The only prerequisite for the intermediate class is knowing how to use the pointed pen, so if you sign up for the Saturday beginner class, you will be ready to roll right into Sunday. These are always such fun days and would be perfect for a birthday get-together, a bachelorette party activity, a girl's day out, or just a unique thing to do!
Saturday, February 8, 10 AM - 2 PM
You'll receive a package of beginner materials including nibs, nib holders, paper, and ink. Lunch is included.
Sunday, February 9, 10 AM - 2 PM
You’ll receive a package of intermediate materials including nibs, nib holders, many different brushes, paper, gouache and ink wells, and colored ink. (Supplies alone for this class are a value of over $40.) Lunch is included.
Combo: Beginner & Intermediate
Attend the beginner and intermediate workshops.
Space is very limited, so sign up asap.
During this unprecedented time, some of you are finding yourselves with more time on your hands to learn a new skill (or to further your skill) and some of you are looking to connect to a community and partake in something relaxing and creative. I have decided to offer my comprehensive Beginner Pointed Pen workshop and also a variety of shorter workshops, conducted over Zoom. Classes will be very limited in size to make sure we have plenty of time for guided feedback and Q&A. Beginner 3 sessions
May 17 at 10 AM - 1:30 PM PST May 23 at 2 - 5:30 PM PST June 9 at 2 - 5:30 PM PSTIn this course you will learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy. How to use the tools, how to troubleshoot, and a basic lowercase script. It will run approximately 3.5 hours including a little bit of a break. Finding Your Own Style 2 sessions May 13 at 3 - 5 PM PSTJune 27 at 10 AM to 12 PM PST We will go through a series of exercises to work on tweaking, expanding, and changing a calligraphy style that you are used to using, with the goal of finding a completely new style that is unique and can become a signature for you. Brush Lettering June 6 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PSTLearn the basics of brush lettering in this workshop. We will use a variety of brushes and learn to letter in both a proper script and also a more stylized one. Capital Letters June 13 at 2 - 4 PM PSTSince we never have much time to devote to capital letters in Beginner workshops, this workshop will focus specifically on them. We will go through different options for script caps, including some of the main flourishes you can use for caps, and even discuss how to develop your own. Details
- After the instruction in all workshops, we will have some time for an "Ask Me Anything."
- About 10 days before the class, you will receive a Zoom link, a handout, and suggested supplies list with a link to order.
- You can purchase multiple workshops at a lower price. For combos, there's a "Beginner/Other Combo" option (beginner + another workshop) and an "Other Combo" option (2 non-beginner workshops). Contact us if you'd like to sign up for more than 2 and we can customize a sign up for you. (If you are doing a Beginner combo, please make sure the Beginner class is before the other one.)
Sold out - Sign up here to be added to the waitlist and/or to be notified if we add more sessions. The summer of 2020 is going to be a strange one. Many of our kids will not be going to camp, won't be having pool parties, and may be playing video games (or watching TV) for a few too many hours. I have been wanting to add kid's workshops for way too long and I decided that this is finally the time to do it. And over Zoom I can teach kids from anywhere in the world! I actually learned calligraphy at 9 years old, and it obviously was a very useful skill for me to learn. Kids tend to love calligraphy and wind up getting lost in the relaxing rhythm of lettering, which is something I think we, as parents, could all really benefit from right about now. "Camp" will consist of 2 sessions, 1 1/2 hours each. We will spend the first session learning with Crayola markers, which is a great way to introduce the mechanism of the pointed pen, and in the second session we will move on to real pens. And, there will be homework in between! THREE CAMP SESSIONS! 1 - Tuesdays, June 30 and July 7 at 3:30 PM PST (SOLD OUT) 2 - Fridays, July 17 and 24 at 1 PM PST (SOLD OUT) 3 - Tuesdays, July 21 and 28 at 10:30 AM PST (SOLD OUT) 4 - Thursdays, July 30 and August 6 at 1 PM PST (SOLD OUT) Details - About 10 days before the class, you will receive a Zoom link, a handout, and a suggested supplies list with ordering links. Supplies will cost a little over $20 if you choose to buy all of them. - This is for kids ages 10 - 15 (if your child is close to this range and you think this would be appropriate for them, they are welcome to join) - Classes will be very limited in size to make sure we have plenty of time for guided feedback and Q&A.