Covent Garden: Building Your Career (Brush Calligraphy) - Masterclass


Time & Location

04 Apr 2020, 10:00 – 15:00
The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton St, London WC2H 9BX, UK

About the Event

This Masterclass in brush calligraphy is aimed at enthusiastic amateurs and professional calligraphers who wish to be trained to do event work in the luxury market. As the most creative form of calligraphy, brush lettering with its free flowing style is currently the most popular form of lettering used by leading luxury brands, as it works perfectly across a variety of different forms of packaging, so mastering this skill will open up lots of 'eventing' possibilities.

Modern brush calligraphy is considered to be quite forgiving for beginners, but in the professional arena it is one of the hardest to perfect so on this workshop, Master calligrapher Kirsten Burke will teach you all the tips and tricks you need to deliver ‘product perfect’ calligraphy with confidence at this high level of events. 

We will look at how to use balance, scale and bounce to create beautiful brush lettering in situ and how to work round unusual shapes with tricky messages. We will work with a range of brush pens, brushes and a variety of different paints and inks, including dynamic techniques like embossing with heat guns and foiling. You will receive one to one feedback on your skills and so if you are a self taught modern calligrapher, this course will give you the opportunity to discuss and review your working methods with the professionals and check that you are working in the most efficient way, in order to succeed in this environment.  

Lastly, we’ll look at how to use photography on location to wow your clients and impress your followers, and the do’s and don’ts of social media. On this course, we will be looking to identify calligraphers with the ability to join The Modern Calligraphy Co. team as a freelance associate calligrapher.  As such you will be considered for opportunities at prestigious live events for world-renowned luxury brands.   Places are extremely limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.  Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds or class changes for cancellations, so please make sure you are able to attend on the specific date before you book.


If you are going to book both Masterclasses please contact us and we can send you a 25% off discount code for both! 

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