Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy 4-Session Course

Pointed Pen Modern Calligraphy 4-Session Course

150.00

Pointed pen calligraphy course over 4 x 2 hour sessions

Learn all you need to create your own beautiful artwork in a modern calligraphy style all of your own over a series of 4 in-depth classes

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WHERE: LOAF Bakehouse, Wells, 38 Market St, BA5 2DS

TIME: Monday evenings 7 - 9pm

DATES: 11/2, 4/3, 1/4, 6/5 (all 4 dates to be attended)

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Each of the 4 sessions builds up in sequence & depth as you develop the exact skills you need to gain confidence in the art of hand lettering.

Once learning the basics step-by-step you’ll freely experiment with a range of devices that lead you towards developing your own personal style.

Within a small and supportive group, you’ll have the chance to ask questions as you go and get instant feedback, making sure that you make progress quickly on solid foundations.

 

WHAT’S COVERED

 Lesson 1: Getting to grips with the basics

- Introduction to the best tools for the job and understand how the pointed pen works

- Learn the 8 fundamental strokes that create the lowercase alphabet and how calligraphy is different to just joining up your handwriting

- Get into good habits with the 3 Ps: seating position, posture and pen grip

* For those wishing to advance (if you’ve already been to the Christmas class with me or taken a beginner class), you’ll have the opportunity to try out different materials and learn how to create consistency with your basic strokes.

 

Lesson 2: Easy as A, B, C: developing the alphabet and words

- Use the basic strokes with confidence to build a swoon-worthy lowercase alphabet

- Experiment with the key elements to create your own amazing alphabet

- How to get creative with lettering words, plus some tricks and tips on getting them to flow

 

Lesson 3: It’s all about the base (and the bounce!)

- Explore writing on different shaped baselines to achieve different looks 

- Learn how to get that all-important ‘bounce’ look

- Learn my number one trick for getting your letters to fit magically together

 

Lesson 4: Composition and Layout: Creating the masterpiece

- Understand how to set your lettering out and make it balance every single time.

- How to combine different lettering styles and create emphasis

- Learn the essential steps to hand lettering a quote or saying as you create a piece of art that you’re proud of and wont want to give away

PLUS A BONUS! 

You’ll also get PRIVATE access to my invite-only Facebook group for support between sessions. You’ll be able to share your progress, ask for advice, take part in Q & As and extra challenges, all to keep you motivated so that you succeed! 

WHAT YOU GET

* All materials are provided for you to use during the classes

* PDF copies of all the worksheets and notes to take away

* Plenty of demonstrations and 1:1 tuition so you’re not left feeling stuck

* Fun homework tasks will be suggested so you can practice and develop your skills

* Pop-up shop to purchase materials

WHO IT’S FOR

* Complete beginners OR if you’ve done a taster course and want to go into more depth

* Left and right handers, you’re all welcome

* You like the idea of doing modern calligraphy but have no idea where to start

* You’ve tried learning it from books or the internet but didn’t know if you were doing it right. You got disappointed as you kept hitting road-blocks and quickly gave up

* You want to spend more of your time slowing down and being creative

* You keep seeing the hand lettered style everywhere and want to know how to do it so that you can create your own beautiful greeting cards and/or art work.

EXTRA INFORMATION

* Drinks and cake will be available to buy

* Suitable for left and right-handers

* Don’t wear your best clothes incase of accidental ink-splattering

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All workshop tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. This does not affect your statutory rights. Pre-booking by purchasing a ticket here is necessary to attend. Please bring your email confirmation with you to class as a physical ticket will not be posted. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given. Mirabelle Makery cannot take responsibility for any loss of money (including travel costs) as a result of the cancellation of a class. Mirabelle Makery reserves full rights to accept or decline the registration of any participant for any reason, without explanation. This is an 18+ workshop. In the event of a no-show, late turn arrival or inability to stay through the entire workshop, no refund will be granted. Should the workshop be cancelled or shortened, Mirabelle Makery will perform all refunds within 5 working days.

By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.