This class is for students who want to improve their Copperplate script and trouble shoot common issues.
In this intensive bootcamp, Calligraphy Companion will focus mainly on the details of Copperplate script (e.g. slant, oval forms, letter proportions and ratios, shades, hairlines, etc.) and the methods for achieving uniformity in those facets. Technical aspects of practice such as pen and paper angles, pen grip, tine movement, squaring tops and bottoms of stems, etc. will also be discussed in this class.
Each student will have one-on-one time with the instructors that is catered to his or her needs.
REQUIREMENTS: To get the most out of this bootcamp, they recommend that students have some knowledge and experience with Copperplate script, such as basic letter structures of both uppercase and lowercase.
In this 3-hour class, you will learn how to gain confidence with the brush, how to create a brush-lettering style and the steps to take a piece from concept to finalized piece. Nicole demonstrates how to transition to combining the letters into words, how to create/define your own style and how to blend colors to create an ombre look.
With the small class environment and Nicole’s teaching style, each student will receive one-on-one attention and individual help.
All supplies in a custom wooden box: 36 color watercolor palette, pad of paper that Nicole has found is best for scanning/creating work, 2 brushes, jar of white and gold ink and the booklet of information with Nicole’s lettering style and lesson plan.
If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com
This four-hour, early intermediate workshop covers some of modern calligraphy’s most fun, popular techniques. You’ll learn how to write with gouache, calligraphy’s most versatile color medium, and how to achieve opaque white lettering on dark paper. Emphasis will be placed on refining and playing with letterforms – both upper and lowercase – with guidance on how to create your own unique style. We will also cover troubleshooting techniques for common issues faced by working calligraphers.
Whether you’ve taught yourself or learned from a teacher, if you can hold a calligraphy pen and write full words then this class is right for you! If you’ve ever taken one of my beginner workshops then you definitely qualify.
All the supplies you’ll need for the workshop, including a beautifully-packaged, deluxe kit, are included in the ticket price. This workshop includes:
4 hours of instruction time with Molly Suber Thorpe
2 tubes of calligraphy-grade gouache
2 different pen nibs
1 pen holder (feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite)
2 mixing jars
1 water pipette
1 small paint brush
1 pad of quality black paper
1 pad of quality white paper
Plurabelle’s own resource and letter specimen booklet
Light refreshments throughout the class
Please email Molly directly with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us as we teach a step by step class on how to make paper flowers with regular card stock paper. We will be showing you how to make different types of paper flowers along with different ways to incorporate them into your wedding, events, and your home! We will be supplying all the materials, which include, card stock paper, scissors, glue, and a packet of paper to take home for practice along with light refreshments. #letsmakeflowers
If you are interested in taking this class but it is sold out, please contact us email@example.com to be on the waiting list. We will take the next students on the waiting list if we have cancellations and we will contact you once there is an open space. If you would like to issue a refund for this class, please let us know 2 weeks prior to the event date.
In this 3-hour class, we will learn the basics of watercolor and will go onto painting fun floral designs! We will first go over tools that the instructor prefers to use then cover different watercolor techniques. Once we’ve gone through the material, students will practice making watercolor strokes and washes before going onto painting flowers and leaves. At the end of this class, you will be able to leave with your finished watercolor floral painting, own set of painting supplies and a fun new skill set that can be used for future projects! Each student will take home a watercolor starter kit, 13 page worksheet and a floral watercolor print for inspiration.
You can send any of your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the workshop title and date in the subject.
Part 1: Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy, lowercase alphabet
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
1:00 to 5:00 pm
No prior calligraphy experience is required for this class. This is a great class for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of lowercase Copperplate script and seasoned calligraphers who are looking to refine their Copperplate script.
In this 4-hour class, we will cover:
key concepts of Copperplate script
structure & techniques
lowercase foundational strokes
the entire lowercase alphabet
*All supplies will be provided, however students are more than welcome to bring their own.
We are thrilled to be hosting a workshop at our Monrovia, CA studio with Bmas, a collaboration between two amazingly talented calligraphy artists, Joi of Bien Fait and David of Masgrimes. This full day workshop will be a great opportunity to learn the Foundations of Script Writing from two lettering masters who rarely make their way to California!
Registration opens Friday, February 19th at 8am PST. There is limited seating available, so don’t delay!
In this workshop, beginner to advanced students learn to critique their calligraphy by discussing ideals and principals for the perfect geometric forms used by writing masters from the Golden Age of Penmanship. Whether you choose to pursue classical or modern freestyle calligraphy, an understanding of the fundamentals of letterforms will enhance your skill set and improve your writing ability.
This class is co-taught by Joi and David so that means one-on-one time with each instructor. This means you will be receiving help on aspects specific to YOUR practice, grip, posture, and any other challenges. This one-on-one time is a core aspect of our teaching philosophy.
A kit with required materials for this class will be provided for you. Please indicate if you are right or left handed. Please also feel free to bring any tools and supplies that you may already own (We want you to be comfortable!)
Some words from past attendees:
“Joi and David’s workshop was the perfect experience. They broke down the strokes of engrosser’s script down to the very basics and in great detail explained the why and the how. It didn’t matter if you had experience in calligraphy or none at all, they broke it down in a way that was enlightening for all students. Also, they made sure to come talk to every single person in the class with every new piece of instruction to make sure you had the opportunity to ask questions specific to your own work. Joi and David were personally invested in every single person in the room, and that made all the difference in the world.”
– Meg Bosse
“David and Joi are both incredibly talented calligraphers and extremely knowledgable (even on techniques that are not typical to them). I am left-handed and they both showed me hands on techniques, how to not only get comfortable with holding the straight pen, adjusting my angles, but also demonstrating specific letters and combinations I struggle with. They both moved effortlessly around the room interacting with everyone and demonstrating on a chalkboard, and on everyone’s paper. “
Come join us at Smitten on Paper’s adorable shop to learn how to make paper succulents and pot them together. We will be doing a step by step class on making the perfect succulent that will never need to be watered and lives forever! We will also show you different ways to incorporate them into your wedding, events, and your home. We will be supplying all the materials, which include, card stock paper, scissors, glue, mini pot, moss, and a packet of paper to take home for practice.
“The joy of receiving pretty mail is like none other! Especially when they outside is full of beautiful lettering and vintage postage! Come join me at Smitten On Paper and learn brush pen techniques such as blending colors and how to calligraph the alphabet! We will also create fun envelope addressing styles and finishing them off with vintage postage! No lettering skills required! All supplies included!”
In this 3-hour class, we will learn the basics of watercolor and will go onto painting fun floral designs! We will first go over tools that the instructor prefers to use then cover different watercolor techniques. Once we’ve gone through the material, students will practice making watercolor strokes and washes before going onto painting flowers and leaves. This class holds 20 students max so each student will be able to receive one-on-one help from the instructor when needed. At the end of this class, you will be able to leave with your finished watercolor floral painting, own set of painting supplies and a fun new skill set that can be used for future projects! Materials are included in this workshop and students will not have to bring their own supplies.
Each student will take home a kit of Dianuh’s preferred supplies including watercolor palette with select paint colors, watercolor brush, paper, pencil, and their finished 9×12 illustration complete with a clear cover and hard backing.
Join this introductory workshop where you will learn how to turn your personal handwriting into a beautiful work of art. We will practice by creating hand lettered quotes and learning creative ways to address envelopes. We will also learn which tools to use and how to use them. You will leave this class excited to practice your handwriting!
Students will learn the basics of hand lettering including:
*Tips to finding your own lettering style
*Which lettering tools to use
*How to use a Letter Mate
*Creative ways to address an envelope
*Ideas for how to practice lettering after class
Skill requirements: No previous lettering experience required. This workshop is for beginners.
It includes a 2 hour Hand Lettering workshop PLUS a 30 minute chalk workshop where you can use your new hand lettering skills using chalk supplies. This workshop will include all supplies needed for both Hand Lettering and Chalk Lettering.