If you have ever wanted to learn calligraphy or brush lettering, now is your chance to get started! Learn how to create beautiful letters and then put that knowledge to use in practical ways like personalizing gifts or making art and decor for your home. To begin, we will go over the basic strokes to create beautiful alphabets of letters. We will learn about taking basic cursive to the next level and creating faux calligraphy with basic pencil and specialty pens. Then, we will expand on our basics and practice some flourishing in addition to our letters. We will also bring an object from home to personalize simply but creatively with paint pens. And by the end, we will work on turning an object of your choosing into a custom piece of lettering art. Students are required to purchase and bring their own supplies to this course.
Week 1 - Calligraphy/Hand Lettering Basics
Week 2 - Basic Strokes Refresh, Flourishing and Simple Personalization
Week 3 - Open Format to Create Your Own Custom Piece
This course if for those who desire to have a beginners' grasp on calligraphy and hand lettering. A variety of different styles of calligraphy and lettering will be shared and displayed over the course of the three weeks to inspire the development of their own personal style.
Learner OutcomesBy the end of the course, students should know and be able to write a beautiful alphabet of letters in their own personal style, apply that to writing words and sentences, and then apply that to other surfaces in addition to paper. They will have one custom piece to take home.
Pad of practice paper (blank, lined or dotted - Rhodia is a good brand for calligraphy)
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Hard Tip (black)
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Soft Tip (black)
Pencils (whatever type you prefer)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Sakura Pigma Micron Blister Card Ink Pens (black - just one is fine, but you may want an assortment of different point sizes)
Bistro Chalk Marker (white - fine tip)
Sharpie Paint Pen (white - fine tip - or other colors depending on your object brought from home - week 2)
Black paper or card stock
One other item to letter on for our final project (will give suggested options prior to our third class)