Intro to Calligraphy with the Broad Edge Nib: The Foundational Hand
6 Saturdays 10 am to noon EST
January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 20, 27
(no class Feb 13th due to holiday weekend)
Live online course via Zoom
Register by January 8, 2020 to receive supplies on time
The course will introduce the fundamentals of the foundational lettering style, writing with a metal nib, working with goauche & more.
While the italic hand is very popular & most often identified with calligraphy, many, including the world-renowned Sheila Waters, are firm believers that calligraphers that start with the foundational hand will have greater control & experience faster development of their lettering skills. We will also create a Japanese-style book that highlights the techniques learned in class. This is an excellent class for adults, teens and tweens. Advanced projects are available for continuing students.
Class fee: $120; Materials: $70; Shipping $20
(If you have taken a class with me previously, you will not need all the materials. Please call or email to determine what materials you will need.)
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.
Supplies include: 2 nibs, ink, nib holder, specialty ink holder, handouts for each class (guidelines, practice sheets, practice papers, exemplars, etc), 5 sheets of high quality paper and folder, white eraser, writing board, 1″ pen, 3 samplers of gouache (opaque watercolor), 2 mixing brushes, eyedropper, book parts.
This materials fee includes all the basic supplies we will use during the class and the cost to ship them to you. 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 materials fee due to the 16×20″ writing board.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please contact me before registering to determine shipping logistics, cost, timing, etc.
ZOOM: The class will be held on Zoom, please be sure to have the application up and running prior to class. If you need to do a test run with me, please connect prior to class. Classes will be recorded.
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 an assignment given after each class. Each student is asked to come back to the calligraphy for 15-60 minutes and practice the skill that was introduced. This return to lettering after a break 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.