Foundation Calligraphy for Beginners

What to Bring

  • Open mind
  • Creativity
  • Phrase / quotes

What to Wear

  • Casual (Warning: It might get messy)

Appropriate For

  • Beginners Level

Foundation Calligraphy for Beginners

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Monday, 3 August 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to the foundational hand, its style, letter construction and characteristics.
  • Introduction to writing with a chisel shaped nib by creating pen basic strokes.
  • Study lower case series addition with capital vowels.

What You Get

  • Hand book for foundation hand
  • A broad edge pen
  • Writing pad 90 gsm acid free
  • Speed ball nib C-2
  • Pen holder
  • Calligraphy ink
  • Watercolour card to write a final piece

Description

Explore your lettering creativity with the foundation of basic letterforms. In this class you’ll gain an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine your calligraphic technique by focusing on basic strokes, letter construction, pen angles and spatial awareness.

Make a name tag, bookmark or envelop.

Calligraphy kit is included in the cost of the course.

Note please let us know if you write with left hand.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the foundational hand, its style, letter construction and characteristics.
  • Introduction to writing with a chisel shaped nib by creating pen basic strokes.
  • Study lower case series addition with capital vowels.
  • Introduce colour, layout and composition with the idea of combining them with card making, name tag, bookmark, envelop.

ABOUT ZENAB BASTAWALA

Zenab is a a type anthropologist and a calligrapher with love of harmony, rhythm and space of letters.

Her love of letter forms led her to specialise in the beautiful art of writing called calligraphy. She developed the understanding of type with its lines and shapes and her constant research about the history and formation of letters has given her new ways of thinking in calligraphy. She has been working as a designer for 9 years with 3 years of lettering study.

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