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Beginner to Beautiful Calligraphy Workshop
October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn how to make beautiful letters in a unique workshop that centers around learning proper technique beginning with penmanship and progressing into pointed pen calligraphy using nibs and pen holders.
Letters and Paints has created a very detailed way of learning calligraphy that is unique to any other studio based on the calligraphy program through the International Penmen association and extensive study on learning penmanship techniques and teaching.
We start off all of our calligraphy students with our Basics which is centered around penmanship technique and translates to all forms of art and calligraphy lettering, including brush lettering and Fauxligraphy, as well as traditional dip pen calligraphy.
You will learn the techniques of pressure, angle and direction of your writing instrument, types of papers and pens to consider, as well as the types of lettering.
The last half of the workshop is focused on dip pen calligraphy using customized fonts created by Letters and Paints owner Tracy Klemens, there are over 13 fonts created and sold thus far that are completely unique to Letters and Paints Studio. Every participant will get access to one of the fonts and a link to download and print the entire 100+ page workbook when they get home.
We also offer calligraphy and watercolor classes in other locations (check the events tab) – including watercolor classes in Milwaukee, calligraphy and watercolor classes in Madison WI, and we are expanding to offer calligraphy classes in Chicago. We also have our art retreats at Palmquist Farm that happen twice a year. Check the events tab for our next art retreat at Palmquist Farm!