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Intro to Calligraphy: The Pointed Pen

  • 5408 22nd Ave NW Seattle WA 98107

Instructor: Caitlin Dundon, One Heart Studio
Date: Monday, January 25th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Venue Ballard, 5408 22nd Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Fee: $50 (includes materials)

GREAT CLASS for BRIDE TO BE who wants to hand address her own invitations!  

In this enjoyable two-hour, one session workshop - open to total beginners -  students will explore the elegant art of pointed pen calligraphy with old-fashioned style “dip” calligraphy pens - the style used by many wedding calligraphers. Practice will include the basic strokes that make up letterforms in the Pointed Pen style (Pointed pens are used to create Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy) such as lines, loops and curves, and students will get to practice lower case and upper case letters while following sample alphabet guides. Students will be encouraged to use their own creativity and this old technique to take the handwriting they already possess and create more elegant handwritten correspondence. At the end of class, the instructor will give some advice for working with addressing envelopes and students will get to work with some different colors and kinds of inks if time allows.

All materials are supplied by the instructor, PLUS each student will receive a Calligraphy Starter Kit  which includes instruction booklet with sample calligraphy alphabets, 2 pen nibs, straight penholder and small starter supply of ink to take home and keep practicing. 

 

Call to register: 206-789-3335 // Or register in person at Venue.