Intro to Calligraphy: Broad Edge Nib
6 evenings: Mondays
March 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26; May 3 (no class April 5)
7:00 to 9:00 pm EST
Live online course via Zoom
Classes will be recorded and made available to students
Registration ASAP–special arrangements may be necessary to get the supplies on time
Can be later, additional shipping charges would apply
This course will introduce the fundamentals of writing with a broad edge calligraphy pen. Uncial calligraphy is from Ireland and found in many historical manuscripts, including the Book of Kells and Lindisfarne Gospels. This beautiful, circular lettering is an excellent opportunity to develop basic lettering skills and gain control over the broad edge pen. Students will write with a metal nib, create a finished calligraphy piece and create a book that highlights the techniques learned in class. This is an excellent class for adults and youth who wish to learn calligraphy. Advanced projects are available for continuing students.
MATERIALS: I feel very strongly that high quality materials are critical to success when learning calligraphy. Calligraphy is a challenging skill to learn and requires patience, persistence and of course, practice. The last thing a person new to calligraphy needs is inferior equipment that impedes the learning curve. That is why we will all be working with a standard set of quality equipment.
To purchase this class and supplies there are three options. If anything is confusing, please call! 860-413-9041:
Supply packets will not be shipped until March 15th
OPTION 1: CLASS & HANDOUTS
Class includes packet of handouts (60+ items that I have created and will be used throughout the 6 weeks, ie: handouts, book parts, project materials, handmade pen)
Class fee of $120; Packet $35, Shipping $12
Total for Basic Class: $167
Student will acquire necessary supplies, links and resources are available on the Google doc listed above
OPTION 2: CLASS & SUPPLIES
Includes everything needed for the 6-week class, all supplies, handouts, materials.
Class fee $120, Supplies and packet $86; Shipping $20
Total Cost Class & Supplies: $226
OPTION 3: CLASS & Mixed Supply Packet
If you have some supplies, but need others, copy the order form at the supply link above, identify the items you need, email me a copy and I will invoice you for what supplies you need, either through Etsy or PayPal.
Registration must be received a week in advance. Packages with supplies will be shipped the Monday prior to the start of class. Shipping is approximately $20 of the cost due to the large size of the writing board and paper.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please contact me before registering to determine shipping logistics, cost, timing, etc.
The class will be recorded and made available to students.
TIME: Each 2-hour class is a diverse combination of learning about the art of calligraphy, seeing samples, student lettering and creating projects. There will also be a small assignment given after each class. After each class, homework is assigned to practice the skill that was introduced. This return to lettering is a great way to create the muscle memory that is so important to calligraphy.
Each class also builds on the class before and does not repeat the same information.