Learn how to utilize the elements of calligraphy with various writing tools. Learn, play, and experiment with crayons, pen and ink, markers, brush pens, and more. Bring those tools you bought but haven’t figured out yet, and we will spend the weekend making marks and creating letters. By the end of the weekend, you will have the confidence to letter using any tool you can find!
Learn how to combine words and handmade papers to create a cohesive work of art. Discover color theory and get familiar with text layout and design principles to help you communicate the message you want your audience to experience. Create art combining lettering (any style or form you want) and handmade paper scraps to create one-of-a-kind works suitable for hanging. All levels welcome.
Stylize your own handwriting by using different tools and techniques to give it visual pop and flair. Learn several variations of the ancient motif of acanthus leaves to embellish your letters and create borders. Experiment with different media—fiber-tipped pens, colored pencils, watercolor, and gouache—to bring richness and sparkle to your designs. This is a great class for beginners, and more experienced practitioners can tackle advanced challenges.
Study the half-uncial—most gloriously represented by the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels—to examine the nuance of the alphabet. Discover the rhythmic regularity that gives this hand its exquisite beauty. Explore basic layout techniques and creative applications for your newfound hand. Beginners welcome.
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