Description

Whether you’re a graphic designer, artist, typographer or just like learning new things, this 3 hour workshop with calligraphic aficionada Maria Montes will deepen your understanding of the art of Calligraphy, covering everything from the origins and evolution of the different styles, through to how it can be used in a contemporary context, through to what materials you’ll need and how to use them.

In the first part of the class you’ll gain an understanding of 6 calligraphy scripts in a historical context as well as examples of contemporary applications. Learn the origins and evolution of Roman Capitals, Carolingian, Fraktur, Italic and Copperplate styles. Maria will give you an overview of the nibs, inks and paper used on each calligraphy style, using examples of her own personal artworks to talk you through the process involved.

The second part of the class is hands-on practice – using bamboo pens and walnut ink you’ll learn Neuland calligraphy based on the typeface with the same name designed by Rudolph Koch in 1923. Maria will show you how to cut your own bamboo pen and build a simple reservoir to obtain larger strokes.

Come with a word of sentence to create your own calligraphy piece!

About Maria Montes

I learned calligraphy for the first time in 1996. After a long break working as a full time Graphic Designer, I went back to study calligraphy, typography and type design in Barcelona and New York City.

All my lettering projects start with my own calligraphy as a base. Writing letters teaches me how to look at letterforms and understand its rhythm and contrast. 

My work is generally intricate: typography and colour play an important role in my design approach. You can have a look at my website for several examples of my work and also read an extensive biography about my professional trajectory in the about section.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • Deepen your understanding of the art of Calligraphy
  • Covering everything from the origins and evolution of the different style
  • Contemporary context, through to what materials you’ll need and how to use them.
What you will get
  • 3 hours of learning an analog skill, surrounded by the amazing environment of Work-Shop Melbourne, in the heart of Fitzroy
  • All materials to be used for the class including Bamboo pens, inks and paper
  • Snacks and drinks will also be provided to keep you going!

What to bring
  • Just yourself!
  • Come with a word of sentence to create your own calligraphy piece!
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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