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An Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

  • Venue 5408 22nd Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, 98107 United States (map)

Instructor: Paul Bean

Date: Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Venue Ballard, 5408 22nd Avenue NW


You know that feeling when you're in the card shop, or looking at Instagram and think "I'd love to be able to do that!" - well, now's your chance. With this introduction to modern calligraphy you'll learn about all the basics from nibs to holder, your grip and which ink. You'll leave with a small kit and a new world of modern calligraphy opened up to you. 

Course outline:

  • Introduction to tools & materials
  • The guide sheet
  • Mark making
  • The alphabet
  • Stylistic alternates
  • What comes next

If you'd like to be able to create your own gift tags for the holidays, impress your guests with ridiculously gorgeous place names when they come for dinner, or simply write your loved ones notes they'll treasure forever, come along, have fun and gain some skills you'll treasure forever.

A British Hand Letterer and Graphic Designer living with his wife in Ballard, Seattle. With a background in graphic design and typography, a lifelong interest in illustration caused these two worlds to collide leading Paul to create hand drawn typography and modern calligraphy. 

In short, Paul is a designer who's obsessed by clever, considered, beautiful typography and layout, created digitally or by hand. If not creating he’s probably cycling or running. 

Earlier Event: April 14
April Art Walk
Later Event: May 3
Saltaire Life Pop Up Shop

We hope you enjoy this little video to honor the life of our shop dog, Stella. Thanks for all the love many of you gave her over the years.