Description

The workshop is for anyone from a novice or an experienced Calligrapher, Lettering artist, Graphic designer, to those with a creative flair. Learn calligraphy.

Workshop includes: ·

  • Build up your skills just as you do with an alphabet
  • Create flourishes through a series of basic strokes
  • Use a range of pens, brush pens and nibs and ink
  • Beginning with a marker pen to get the flow & rhythm
  • Develop a sense for & understanding of white spaces
  • Design your own contemporary flourishes & embellishments
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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 Hours from 10.00am to 4.00pm

What you will learn
  • Build up your skills just as you do with an alphabet
  • Create flourishes through a series of basic strokes
  • Use a range of pens, brush pens and nibs and ink
What you will get
  • A kit with all the starter supplies you'll need, this is to keep
  • Booklet containing all notes & instructions
  • Suitable quality papers.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher and professional calligrapher!
  • Light refreshments

What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm to learn!
  • A word / phrase / quote you'd love to learn how to letter. Your own name is more than fine!
  • Your usual calligraphy pens and inks if you have them
  • Calligraphy marker pens and brush pens if you have them
  • Your adventurous creative self!
What to wear

Casual (This might get messy)


Logo

The Graphic Quill

Vendor sincce 2016

About Me “Lauchean” Your Teacher

 

Bringing an influence of tradition & craft to the table, I’m essentially a calligrapher, teacher, hand-lettering artist who works with letterforms to create art through design.

I fell in love with calligraphy even before I discovered what it was called.

This love of “Beautiful Writing” lead me to study “Ticket & Show Card Writing”.

A small moment in time that has shaped my life.

I returned to study Art & Design as a mature aged student, then, on winning top folio in the state on Graduation, I landed on my feet as a Graphic Artist in a prestigious Design Studio. Opening THE GRAPHIC QUILL in 1991, specialising in calligraphy and design, my life as a passionate letterer was blossoming.

I was a pioneer at the time and didn’t know it. With no internet and nowhere to look to see what was happening in my field. I was alone, so I made it up as I went. It’s hard to imagine isn’t?   There was little to nothing available in individual or “bespoke” design choices for, what I termed “Celebration Stationery”. So I designed my own custom ranges incorporating type and calligraphy and much more.

I was teaching way back in the mid 80’s, at the College of Decoration, now merged with RMIT, at CAE for 10 years and running my own workshops and courses all over Victoria. Calligraphy was booming and I was in my element. Those classes kept me afloat financially and teaching taught me so much about my art.

In time built a business specialising in invitations incorporating Calligraphy and Design. My client list consisted of many top Australian corporate names including Crown Casino, BHP, Australian Grand Prix, Frontier Touring and International Film Makers to name but a few.

Calligraphy is no lost trade or art or craft. The uses for calligraphy and lettering is limited only by your imagination. Therefore the purpose of the work I do is vast.

From one off commissions to written words used for major films and everything in between.

Throughout my career I have continued to study the art of calligraphy. That’s essential as it’s a living and evolving art. Training with “Master Calligraphers” from around the world since my humble beginnings in the early 80’s, I continue to do the same to this day.

To name a few of these International Masters: Shelia Waters, her son Julian, Christopher Haanes, Yves Leterme, Eliza Holliday, Charles Pearce, Thomas Ingmire, Graham McArthur and the list goes on laa la laa. I have traced the auspicious family tree of highly regarded teachers that I have had the honour to study with “write” back through the generations to Edward Johnston who is widely acknowledged for rediscovering my “LOST TRADE”.

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