Have you always wanted to learn the art of calligraphy but not sure where to start? Our five-week Introduction to Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy is the course for you!
Over the duration of five weeks, we will walk you through the basics including proper pen grip, posture, paper slant, and how to use a dip pen and ink to produce thin wispy hairlines and dramatic thick swells…the hallmark to beautiful pointed pen calligraphy! You will learn the principal strokes used to create letter forms as well as a complete lowercase and uppercase alphabet, plus all the little secrets of the trade! Each week, we will put what you have learned to use with weekly projects such as notebooks, calendars, and more.
This online course consists of both weekly group lessons and individual, one-on-one time.
Kits will be available for pick up at the Art Gallery on Saturday, February 27.
Registration Deadline: FEBRUARY 22
AGH Members: $290
Instructor: Jenn Lewis of Quills
Tools and materials included:
- oblique pen holder
- 2 Nikko G nibs
- black ink
- white ink
- cleaning cloth
- mason jar for cleaning water
- potato (Yup…you read that right…a potato!)
- workbook with traceable practice sheets
- 5 weeks of project materials
Suggested materials not included (optional):
- clear plastic ruler
- kneadable eraser
- gold ink (Such as Finetec or Dr. Ph Martins Copperplate Gold)
- pan of watercolours and small paintbrush
- chalk pastels
- extra blank paper for practice (such as Hammermill Laserjet printer paper)
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Barbara Astman (Canadian b. USA 1950)
colour print, Gift of the Volunteer Committee, 1981
© Courtesy Barbara Astman