MODERN BRUSH PEN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
FRIDAY 19th APRIL: 10am – 12.30pm
SAGE & SALT STUDIO, PETERSFIELD, HAMPSHIRE
Experience some moments of calm and rest whilst learning modern brush pen calligraphy.
This modern calligraphy workshop is for beginners, for anyone who would like to revisit calligraphy after a break, or if you are self taught and in need of some direction. Learning modern calligraphy with a brush pen is a brilliant place to start your calligraphy adventure. We explore basic brush pen strokes, build these into letter shapes and then create words and calligraphy quotes. There are plenty of templates for you to trace over as well as experimenting with colour techniques and adding details to calligraphy.
There are many templates for you to choose from to create your own greetings cards and gift tags in the session using a light pad, so you have something beautiful to take away at the end of the session. In the workshop you can experiment with all of my brush pens from different manufacturers – great for deciding which pens you prefer without having to pay for something you end up not liking! A small and a large brush pen is provided for you to take away, along with your work pack, to practise more brush pen calligraphy in your own time.
There is no requirement to have neat handwriting or previous art experience. With templates to trace over, this is a fun and relaxing workshop.
A hot drink and something yummy to eat is included in the ticket price.
This workshop takes place at Sage & Salt Studio, Petersfield, Hampshire. Sarah-Jane, the gallery’s lovely owner, has created a fabulously creative environment with a gorgeous workshop area within her gallery shop. She is passionate about supporting local artists. We have a small break part way through the workshop, an ideal opportunity to have a browse around the shop.
I have been practising calligraphy for many years, starting with learning the traditional scripts (copperplate, italic and foundational hand) at night school and learning from some of the UK’s leading traditional calligraphers. After discovering modern calligraphy, I have enjoyed manipulating the traditional letter shapes into modern styles. This is what gives my modern calligraphy its beauty and elegance.