Are you interested in watercolor painting but intimidated by which materials to buy and how to use them? Come join us for this workshop where Priscilla of Yours Truly Calligraphy will cover all the basics you need to get started on your watercolor journey!
In this 3 hour workshop you will:
– Learn the basics of color theory, including mixing and blending primary and secondary colors to create custom color palettes.
– Learn all about watercolor materials and tools (paper, pigments and brushes) needed to achieve optimal watercolor results.
– Learn basic watercolor brush strokes and techniques.
– Learn how to combine colors and brush strokes to create Priscilla’s favorite florals, including anemones, peonies and roses.
All materials and refreshments will be provided. You will also receive a take home kit of watercolor materials and tools carefully curated by Priscilla.
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.
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. “
We are so excited about our workshops for 2016! Our next class is a Copperplate Calligraphy workshop that will turn you into a master of the pen. Learning the rules and tricks of traditional calligraphy is the first step to developing your own distinctive style. The class will be taught by Theresa, our in house calligrapher. You will learn upper and lowercase letter forms, letter connect, sentence composition, how to self correct and tricks for improvement as you flourish in your calligraphy skills. Any skill level is welcome, from novice to the dedicated calligraphy enthusiast. We can’t wait!
Saturday, February 6th • 10am-1pm
Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy
we will cover the basics of Copperplate calligraphy