Modern Calligraphy Library Program

DETAILS

For a 90-minute program, starting cost is: $175 
Class size: online, up to the library.

SUMMARY
During the hour and a half program, I talk about the importance of handlettering in a digital world and why it is still relevant. We’ll discuss three different ways modern calligraphy can be written and of course, how to write this modern calligraphy style. I will provide several digital pdf handouts to distribute to the students in advance. We also discuss how they can use the lettering in everyday life.

MATERIALS
Students will need:
*Lettering tool
*Handouts
*Several sheets of blank paper

The lettering tool will vary from library to library. This Modern Calligraphy class does require some sort of equipment. Following are the different ways I can teach it, I need guidance as to what format your library wants to do. I have a unique set of handouts for each lettering tool.

1) Pencil. No cost. This is the simplest materials-wise. I focus on teaching the students how to draw the letters and then the students will learn different ways to fill in the letter. Students are encouraged to pull out highlighters, colored pencils, pens, whatever writing tools they have around to embellish their letters.
2) Flexible marker. Cost between $2-4 per marker. There are diverse brands of flexible brush markers out there–not all of them are good. Here is a source and brand I recommend.
https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/tombow-fudenosuke-hard-tip-brush-pen-colors#tab-1
3) Pointed brush. Cost around $8 per brush. For the increase in cost, students have a far more durable and long-lasting tool that allows them greater possibilities. The picture above is a version of the Pentel Colorbrush. Here is a source and product I recommend: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product/pentel-color-brush

DESCRIPTION FOR MARKETING
Come learn the popular and playful Modern Calligraphy! Taught by calligrapher, Debby Reelitz. You will learn where this style comes from, strategies on how to create this lettering style and projects to use the skills you have learned.

I’m happy to answer questions. I’ve thrown out a lot of information!
860-413-9041