This beginners workshop will introduce you to modern, pointed-pen calligraphy. When you leave, you'll have all of the tools (physically and mentally!) to get working on beautiful, hand lettered pieces. We'll focus on introductions to materials, the basic skills for strokes, and the alphabet. We'll introduce you to making words and drawing using the pen holder. I'll bring fun watercolors we can mess with—and some wine and snacks so we can be our best creative selves!
Here's what you'll get:
- 2.5 hours of instruction and unlimited follow-up email
- 1 oblique pen holder, 2 nibs, and 1 jar of black ink
- practice pad and exemplar alphabet
- handouts to help you with your follow-up practice at home
- a fun Sunday afternoon with new friends and a new hobby!
(Are you a lefty? You'll need to register two weeks in advance and let me know so I can get you the right [or left?] materials
About your host
Hi! I'm Liz, calligrapher and owner of Night + Day Letter Co. I've been doing modern calligraphy for more than five years and specialize in envelopes and lettering for use in graphic design. When I'm not doing calligraphy, I'm writing, editing, and reading. Or listening to blue grass. Or hanging out with my husband Michael and our corgi, Rupert. I live and work in Washington, DC, was born in Nashville, grew up in Georgia, and send my envelopes go all over the world.