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Andover, MA: Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners

Andover, MA , United States
3h
English

About Your Host

ABOUT THE ARTIST & TEACHER Liz Roessler is a professional lettering artist with a design studio / classroom in Boston's Leather District. She has been obsessed with writing the Roman alphabet ever since she could hold a crayon in her lil' hand. After many years of perfecting her self-taught method, styles, and forms, Liz began offering custom calligraphy design work, including envelope art, seating cards, menus, programs, monogram and logo design, hand-lettering on chalkboards and mirrors, and more. She is now thrilled to be sharing her knowledge and passion for calligraphy, teaching her wildly popular small group classes worldwide! Liz is also available to travel to and teach at special events, design conferences, corp. locations & private homes! IG @LetteringByLiz

What we'll do

Join us at HT Simply Smashing in Andover MA to learn the art of modern pointed-pen calligraphy in this small group workshop for beginners, lead by a pro lettering artist in an inspiring, focused & easy-to-understand manner. No experience is required & all class materials are included. During this 3 hour class, you will receive patient & thorough instruction on everything from how to properly hold the pen & dip into acrylic ink, learn through watching & doing helpful warm-ups and lettering drills, thorough in-class practice of a complete alphabet from A to Z plus symbols / numbers, demos by Liz & detailed practice materials of 6 unique lettering styles (4 script/cursive styles & 2 block/print styles), meditative drills to learn how to smoothly connect your letters to form words, how to get creative with different flourishing techniques & see your own style evolve, and the essential healthy ergonomics & effective methods for improved & enjoyable calligraphy practice for days & years to follow. The enjoyable & professional instruction is focused on recommendations & suggested goals for personal practice & study following class, lots of cool ideas for using your new calligraphy skills, interactive instruction on a variety of pro techniques in an easy-to-understand manner for beginners & 1-on-1 guidance from your teacher throughout the class. Bring a list of a dozen favorite words & watch Liz hand-letter these for you on custom practice sheets to take home! Examples would be the people/places/activities unique to your life, a short beloved quote / part of a poem/song, a personal mantra, or the date/location of an upcoming celebration. What is Included with Your Registration: No need to bring anything - all materials supplied. 2 pen holders (oblique & straight) with 3 nibs / 3 pots of acrylic ink in your choice of colors, all of this is to use both during class AND to take home with you, plus a fantastic "to-go kit" with an assortment of colorful card stock, the custom practice sheets created just for you, a listing of creative project ideas, several practice guideline sheets of various sizes, in addition to an informative follow-up email which includes a recap of where to buy additional calligraphy supplies, PDF versions of 6 hand-lettered alphabets, articles to read, videos to watch & more creative inspiration to keep you practicing at home for weeks, months & years to follow. Liz encourages all students to keep in touch after the workshop, by emailing photos of your lettering drills, alphabet practice & lettering art projects directly to her to receive individual feedback & on-going mentoring. Please text with any questions OR to book a private lesson for you or your family/friend group/company!

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