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Intro to Modern Calligraphy, Part 1: Pointed Pen

Seattle, WA , United States
3h
English

About Your Host

Hi, I'm Sarah! I am a Lettering Artist in Seattle who is passionate about cultivating community. I teach calligraphy and hand lettering and have had hundreds of students come through my curriculum in recent years. In my classes, you can expect to learn tried and tested techniques and practical application in a supportive, engaging and interactive environment. My teaching style is warm and demonstrative and I frequently receives rave reviews from my students. In addition to regular calligraphy and lettering classes, you can plug into our monthly Seattle Calligraphy Meetup. I took my first calligraphy class in the 6th grade and fell in love with the art form. In college I studied Visual Design with a Certified Image Master where I honed my design instincts and calligraphy gives me an opportunity to blend my design and education background. A few years ago I rediscovered modern calligraphy and have studied with renown calligraphers and letterers.

What we'll do

Come learn the traditional art of pointed pen calligraphy with a modern twist in this comprehensive class! Are you enraptured by images of modern calligraphy you see on Pinterest? Well now you can do this yourself! Your instructor Sarah Ward will teach you the techniques involved in creating thick and thin lines so you can create beautiful calligraphy art! This class will focus on creating lowercase letter-forms with the traditional pointed pen and ink. The Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy class utilizes nib, pen holder, and ink — the same tools used for millennia —  in order to create a modern calligraphy. You’ll learn the appropriate angle to hold the pen, how much pressure is ideal, and with the pressure/release technique will learn a modern calligraphy alphabet. We keep our class sizes small so you can receive the personalized instruction and feedback you need. Calligraphy supplies are included and light refreshments will be served (Please advise of any food allergies). You’ll take home: - Practice calligraphy alphabet - Pen holder and 3 of our favorite nibs - Ink - Calligraphy workbook - Bonus calligraphy goodies If you want to learn calligraphy, check out our other Intro to Modern Calligraphy classes! *Please note: Due to the nature of our business, we do not accept refunds on classes. If you cannot attend a certain date, please contact us and we can make arrangements to transfer you to another class.

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