The Graphic Quill

The Graphic Quill

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Hampton East, VIC

Calligraphy Workshop For Beginners Series

What to Bring

  • Your enthusiasm to learn!

What to Wear

  • Casual (This might get messy)

Appropriate For

  • Enthusiastic lovers of letters

Calligraphy Workshop For Beginners Series

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 6 Hours per session.
  • 10am- 4pm
  • Casual class $90
  • All 6 weekly workshops $495

What You Will Learn

  • Thorough in-depth instruction on creating every letter of each featured alphabet.
  • Learn from seeing loads of demonstration. And with the small group numbers, get plenty of individual attention.
  • Learn simple layout techniques & how create small designs to impress.

What You Get

  • Materials supplied for use are vast including a variety different inks, gouache and watercolours,
  • Booklet containing a comprehensive set of notes & instructions
  • Suitable quality practice papers, high quality art papers and much more.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher and professional calligrapher!
  • Light refreshments - drinks, tea and chai and snacks
  • Inspired & shared enthusiasm from your like minded fellow students
  • A comprehensive kit including: Pen holder, 2 special quality nibs. Bottle of Higgins Ink, this is to keep. Value $50.00

Description

Overview of Weekly Workshops:

  • Sun 09 April: Foundational – Establishing the Fundamentals
  • Sun 30 April: Foundational – Minuscules, serifs & variations
  • Sun 14 May: Uncial – A modern variation of an early historical beauty
  • Sun 28 May: Capitals – Roman – Proportions & principles of structure
  • Sun 04 June: Black Letter – Gothic Minuscules - Looking at the differences
  • Sun 18 June: Gothic Capitals and Decorated Capitals –Historical & modern

Each Session is a stand alone class and is an introduction to the style.

Cost:

  • $90.00 per day 
  • $495 for entire 6-week course

6 hours per session

Fundamentals of Calligraphy.

Learn historical alphabets using the broad pen.

From Sun 09 April to Sun 18 June 2017 10 am – 4.00pm

Styles included are:

Sun 09 April: Foundational – Establishing the Fundamentals

Sun 30 April: Foundational – Minuscules, serifs & variations

A Roman minuscule, highly versatile.

Beginning with an informal running bookhand and then add more formal serifs to expand this style repertoire through historical and contemporary hybrids.

 

Sun 14 May: Uncial – A modern variation of an early historical beauty

A modern variation of an early historical beauty

Uncials ample rotundity makes for a majestic, contrasting and elaborate hand easy to modernized style.

 

Sun 28 May: Capitals – Roman based on Imperial Roman Capitals – Proportions & principles of structure

Arguably the most important hand for any calligrapher to learn. 

These Roman capital proportions and characteristics are the bedrock for letter variations.

Sun 04 June: Black Letter – Gothic Minuscules - Looking at the differences

Textural and strikingly graphic

Learn a compressed and simple version of minuscule. Then experiment with pointed and rounded versions after a brief study of a few historical styles.

Sun 18 June: Gothic Capitals and Decorated Capitals –Historical & modern

Elaborate and ornate decorative letters with vast possibilities.

Related to BUT distinctly different from the Roman form.

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Apr 2017

A wonderful teacher who is passionate about the craft of calligraphy and very motivational, encouraging and kind. The basics are taught at your pace, with no judgement, just helpful guidance. A relaxed environment with like-minded people. Very good value for money with all the basic tools provided to you, and an exceptional teacher who is not only wonderful at her craft but excellent at teaching. Perfect for anyone interested in learning the foundations of calligraphy, whether a complete beginner or looking to improve their current lettering practise.

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