2017 Workshops!

There are so many workshops coming up in 2017! We hope you can join us!

Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy, Part 1 (Lowercase)

with Calligraphy Companion

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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The objective for this class is for students to have a confident grasp of the basic tools and the necessary skills they need to continue their lowercase practice at home.
This class is for students who want to learn the fundamentals of lowercase Copperplate script.
In this 5-hour class, Calligraphy Companion will cover:
  • basic tools
  • key concepts of Copperplate script
  • structure & techniques
  • basic strokes
  • the entire lowercase alphabet
No prior calligraphy experience is required for this class.  This is a great class for beginners and seasoned calligraphers who are looking to refine their Copperplate script.
*All supplies will be provided, however students are more than welcome to bring their own nibs and penholders.
For more information, please visit her website!

Modern Calligraphy

with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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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!

For more information, please visit her website!

Dreaming In Script – Part II

with David Grimes of Masgrimes

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


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Dreaming In Script Part II is the logical next step for anyone who has taken a beginner copperplate or Engrosser’s Script class or has been pursuing the script through self study for a short time. This class focuses not on the individual letters within a piece of script writing, but the overall aesthetic and texture of such work. Students will be introduced easy-to-grasp concepts regarding spacing, layout, and artistry in penmanship (breaking the rules!).

Throughout this class, we will use Historical samples and our combined powers of deduction to derive understanding of how and why certain letterforms might be adapted to better suit the needs of the moment. Attendees will gain an intimate perspective on the script of several influential historic figures, and apply this knowledge towards a small project by the end of class.
basic knowledge Copperplate, Engrosser’s Script, or Roundhand writing is required to get the full benefit of this class.
For more information, please visit his website!

Introduction to Vector Lettering

with Daniel Palacios from High Pulp

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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intro-to-vector-lettering-bwspread-the-love-handleswc-handlesDigitize your hand-lettered sketches into scalable vectors! If you ever wondered how to digitalize your lettering or calligraphy with precision, this workshop is a great introduction to the vector process.

You will learn:
  • Workflow. How to bring sketches onto computer, layer organization and simple image editing techniques.
  • Anchor Point Placement & Precision. Where to place your anchor points to get smooth bézier curves.
  • Path Unification. How to create a single deliverable vector graphic.
For more information, please visit his website!

Floral Watercolor

with Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir

 

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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This three hour course is a perfect fit for beginning watercolor artists or for those looking to find a different approach to their skill! This class will start off with going through quality materials and which brushes and supplies Jenna prefers to use. She’ll then cover tips and techniques for brush strokes, creating basic shapes, color theory and blending. Once you’ve gone through this material, you will incorporate how you’ve structured basic shapes into florals! Jenna will go over which brushes to use in order to form leaves, berries, peonies and more! With layering, shading, wet-in-wet painting, and other techniques Jenna prefers to use.

Each student will receive a take home kit of Jenna’s preferred supplies. This kit will include a palette with 6 trays of paint, two brushes, paper and Jenna’s Intro to Floral Watercolor Booklet.

All materials are provided, plus refreshments!

For more information, please visit her website!