Learn the art of Modern Calligraphy in a 3 hour workshop with Betty Ling Calligraphy!
We will cover all the basics from understanding the tools of pointed pen calligraphy, basic strokes, forming letters, and developing a unique style.
Whether you’re interested in learning a new form of art, looking to hone you current calligraphy skills, hoping for a fun hobby, or simply want to spend time with a friend learning something new, this class is perfect for you.
Expert calligrapher Nina Tran will be teaching a series of 4 classes with us over the next 4 months. She is a top notch Los Angeles-based calligrapher with years of experience in all forms of calligraphy, from classic to contemporary, Spencarian to modern. By taking Nina’s courses on calligraphy, you will learn all the skills you need to advance in this beautiful art form.
Each class will be limited in size so students will receive as much personal attention as possible! Since she will be teaching a new class each month, you can take one that sounds most interesting to you or follow along in the series to learn as much as possible!
Pointed Pen Basics
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 • 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Want to learn pointed pen calligraphy but don’t know where to begin?This is the class for you!
Our goal is to build strong roots for your script to blossom by establishing a deep foundation and understanding for the tools and materials, basic techniques and key concepts.We will learn how to use our tools for optimal results and how to study and practice at home with confidence.
Copperplate is a beautiful and elegant script and is characterized by the contrast of thin (hairline) and thick (shade) strokes, a 55º slant, and delicate forms and loops, all of which are based on a narrow oval.
Our goal is to establish a strong foundation for learning the basics of calligraphy and exploring all lower case letters so you can study and practice at home with confidence and direction.
If you’re looking to learn and/or refine your Copperplate lowercase letters, this intensive class is for you.
Exploring Copperplate: Uppercase
Saturday, November 11th, 2017 • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
In this 4.5-hour class, we will begin with studying the key concepts and basic strokes before moving on to writing the uppercase letterforms.Stroke-by-stroke, we will dissect each letter into component parts and examine the differences and commonalities between other letters.We will learn how to look at and critique your work with keener eyes.
This class will give you the foundation to learn and practice calligraphy with proper techniques to establish good writing habits from the start.
Spencerian script is a handwriting system developed by Platt Rogers Spencer in the mid-1800s.Over the last few decades, Spencerian has made a comeback and is, once again, gaining popularity among penmen and calligraphers alike.
This script is well known for its simple, yet elegant, letterforms as well as ornate and captivating capitals and flourishes.
For more information on class descriptions, supplies required or provided, and prerequisites, please visit her website!
The overall purpose of this workshop is to feel confident practicing Modern Brush Lettering at home using all the information and tools given. As a class, we will be able to practice both uppercase and lowercase alphabet by breaking down the connections to each letter in a word. Also, we will review frequently asked questions throughout the workshop together!
This workshop covers all of the basics of modern calligraphy, including: introduction to all of the essential calligraphy tools, how to use a pointed pen, creating basic shapes, scripting the upper and lowercase alphabet, and word practice.
During the class you will receive hands-on instruction that will prepare you to practice the beautiful art of calligraphy. You will receive a starter kit that includes an assortment of pen nibs and holders, ink and a quality practice pad. There is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class. All levels are welcome!
You will learn the basic knots of macrame to design and create your own macrame wallhanging. We will be working with cotton rope, jute, driftwood, raw alpaca fleece, and clay beads. No previous experience is necessary; all levels welcome!
Come learn the basics and beginner techniques of Modern Calligraphy! All students will receive everything they need to dive in – all tools come with the class, and are yours to take home. We’ll cover everything from basic strokes to full alphabets, and talk about developing your personal calligraphy style in this comprehensive 3 hour class. It’s going to be a great time! This will be a small, intimate class; we can’t wait to have you!