MODERN DIP PEN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 9th MARCH: 10am – 12.30pm
COWORKING EMSWORTH, EMSWORTH, HAMPSHIRE
There is something so magical about the dip pen. From the moment you sit down, pick up the pen and dip the nib into the ink it feels so very calming. Your breathing slows as you become absorbed in creating pen strokes. A truly therapeutic and mindful experience.
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. You don’t need any art experience or good handwriting.
We start by creating basic strokes, moving onto using these strokes to create letter shapes, and then onto creating words. Using an oblique dip pen, there are plenty of templates for you to trace over as you learn how to create dip pen calligraphy. In the workshop there are greetings templates for you to practise with and we experiment with some metallic inks to add some sparkle to a finished piece.
This style of calligraphy is also wonderful to use when addressing envelopes and writing out poems, quotes or song lyrics.
There is no requirement to have neat handwriting or previous art experience. With templates to trace over, this is a fun and relaxing workshop.
Tea, fresh coffee (smells and tastes incredible!), biscuits and cake are provided for a well deserved workshop break. Please let me know, in the notes box when booking, if you have any allergies.
This workshop takes place at Coworking Emsworth in the pretty coastal village of Emsworth, Hampshire. The studio is an ideal place to learn a new skill. If you are making a day of it, the Driftwood cafe in Emsworth is highly recommended for lunch afterwards, a potter around the village shops and a walk around the harbour with its stunning views.
In the week before the workshop I send you a ‘touching base’ email which contains details about the exact location of the studio, and ideal places to park. There is a car park very close to the studio. My emails sometimes end up in the junk box (!) so please either add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list, or keep an eye out for the email. If you have any questions about this workshop please contact me.
There is also a GIFT OPTION for this workshop.
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.