Intro to Calligraphy: Valentine's Edition

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Calligraphy Workshop Seattle
Scripted Calligraphy Workshop for Valentines Day in Seattle
Workshop Instructor Chantelle Hoffmann of Bespoke Strokes Calligraphy
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Calligraphy Workshop Seattle
Scripted Calligraphy Workshop for Valentines Day in Seattle
Workshop Instructor Chantelle Hoffmann of Bespoke Strokes Calligraphy
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Intro to Calligraphy: Valentine's Edition

125.00

Saturday, February 10th  1pm-4pm

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Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy: 
Valentine's Day Out

As the first Bespoke Strokes Calligraphy workshop, we are kicking things off with a BANG!! We've partnered with event designers extraordinaire Valley & Co. to make this workshop as beautiful as it is fun! Our location will be the historic Heritage Hall building in downtown Kirkland. I've always found that a beautiful atmosphere can make learning even more enjoyable. Hope you agree!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we've tailored this class to be a perfect afternoon out for you and your friends, daughters or special Valentine! We will start with some fun instruction on to how to use the old fashioned writing tools of dip pen and ink followed by some key calligraphy basics to set your calligraphy journey off on the right foot.  We will then dive into the lowercase alphabet before switching gears for a little "creative" time learning fun, flourished Valentine phrases. My goal is that you will walk out of class not only ready to script some killer Valentines but also with the confidence to continue practicing, an awareness of what your eye should be looking for as you practice, and the right supplies to make the process enjoyable.  

Who would enjoy this course: While this is a beginners course, those who already have a little calligraphy under their belt are also very welcomed to join! The ever classic Engrosser's/Copperplate Script will be the basis for the letter forms we study in this workshop, so this course may be of particular interest if you've taken only more modern calligraphy classes previously. I spent a number of years practicing incorrectly before someone pointed out some key elements in pointed pen that made all the difference in the progress I made. I look forward to sharing what I have learned and am happy to tailor in-class feedback based on your personal experience level.

Workshop will include:

  • 3 hours of instruction 
  • A calligraphy flat lay styling session with Valley & Co.
  • Intro to Pointed Pen Worksheets & Exemplars
  • 1 Fantastic Pen Holder - (has metal flange and is interchangeable as a straight/oblique!!!) 
  • 2 Nibs
  • Screw top dinky dip ink holder
  • A jar of black ink and smaller samples of white, gold, and walnut inks
  • Light Snacks and Refreshments

Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location:  Heritage Hall 203 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Parking at Location: There are a number of free 4-hour parking spaces available adjacent to and near the building. 4-hour street parking is also available nearby. All city parking is first come, first served so please allow adequate time to park.

Can't wait to see you there!!