Intermediate Calligraphy: Find your Style
saturday, january 6th • 10:30-12:30
The beauty of the hand-lettering comes from the personal – the lack of perfection is the very thing that makes it endearing and beloved. This is true with that stack of birthday cards from your grandma or a “love letter” you got from your five year old, but is also true when it comes to branding and establishing a unique look for your professional identity. We love a good font as much as the next lady, but this class is about exploring beyond perfect uniform letters into what feels more authentic and necessary to communicate your story.. It’s messier… And it’s So. Much. Fun.
What We’ll Do:
We’ll start with a quick refresher on the basics of pointed pen calligraphy and talk materials (good materials make all the difference, really). Then, we’ll work through some exercises to get you out of your writing routine and experiment with some new materials and styles. This class also talks briefly about digitizing your work for printing and web-use. You’ll leave with some ideas for continued exploration and a pretty gold-foiled 5×7 with your words in progress.
Your enrollment in the class includes all of your materials
To Keep in Mind:
You may want to be mindful about what you wear as calligraphy can be messy at first.
Practice is so important to improve your work, I’ll introduce you to everything you need to get started but also highlight a few beautiful online resources that I love to use a reference and inspiration.
Just in Case:
If the date of the class doesn’t work for your schedule, let us know if you’d like to set a date for a private lesson for you and a few friends or as “team-building” for your best co-workers. You’re welcome to bring wine and snacks if that’s your style!