17/06 Chichester: Beginners Brush Workshop - 10.00-12.30pm
Time & Location
17 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 12:30
Birdham, Alandale Rd, Birdham, Chichester PO20 7QN, UK
About the Event
Lead Calligrapher: Emily Goodwin
Brush lettering is a fantastic way of personalising homemade gifts and decorations. You can create a calligraphic style of lettering by applying more pressure on the downstrokes and less pressure on the upstrokes.
In this relaxed and informal workshop, be guided through the basic strokes and letterforms. Once you've grasped the fundamentals, we will explore different calligraphy styles and lettering variations. This allows you to personalise your work and develop your unique artistic voice. You can experiment with various flourishes, ligatures, and decorative elements to add flair to your lettering.
Like any skill, brush pen calligraphy requires practice to develop muscle memory. Regular practice helps you refine your technique, improve your control over the brush pen, and enhance the consistency of your letterforms. Set aside dedicated practice sessions to build your skills.
Brush pen calligraphy has a range of applications, from creating beautiful handwritten quotes and invitations to designing custom artwork and logos. You can also incorporate calligraphy into crafts, journaling, and other creative projects. Explore different avenues to express your creativity and find joy in applying your calligraphy skills.
Our workshops are carefully structured, building up your knowledge step by step. Our worksheets teach you how to combine strokes to form letters, and then turn them into words and phrases. You’ll spend time working on beautiful brush lettering templates created by our Master Calligrapher Kirsten Burke, and enjoy getting to grips with techniques like ‘blending’ and ‘bounce’. Your tutor will give demonstrations as well as provide one-on-one support and troubleshoot any individual difficulties you come across.
All the materials you’ll need are provided.
Refreshments on arrival.
Plenty of parking is available.
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
Engaging with the community: Joining a calligraphy community can be immensely beneficial. In our Calligraphy Club, there are online forums, online weekly workshops and projects to complete. This provides opportunities to share your work, receive feedback, and learn from experienced calligraphers. Engaging with others in the community can offer inspiration, motivation, and a chance to grow as an artist.
This ticket includes a full kit which will be posted to you a week before your course is due to start.£49.50