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Using only the humble pencil and its other graphite cousins allows us to practice ways of creating dynamic layouts even within the limited grayscale palette. By exploring the most striking of contrasts – scale – we will challenge ourselves to create powerful layouts focused on the relationship between large and small design elements.
$165 for members, $180 for non-members
INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY--Early Summer Intensive-2 weeks of study
The course will introduce the fundamentals of the foundational lettering style, writing with a metal nib, working with goauche & more.
While the italic hand is very popular & most often identified with calligraphy, many, including the world-renowned Sheila Waters, are firm believers that calligraphers that start with the foundational hand will have greater control & experience faster development of their lettering skills. We will also create a Japanese-style book that highlights the techniques learned in class. This is an excellent class for young students, adults and teenagers.
There will be homework assigned for non-class days. Please carve out time to complete the homework assignments. Time spent lettering on non-class days will greatly enhance what you get out of the class.
Cost: $120. Materials fee to the instructor: $35. Materials will include your nibs, ink, nib holders, paper, erasers, ets. Please do not purchase any supplies ahead of time. Feel free to bring any calligraphy supplies you already have (if you have any) to the first class to add to our discussion. Though bring a notebook for your notes.
Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Lorelei Chang was born and raised in China. In January 2009, Her work was a Chinese Calligraphy award winner at the Tokyo Museum. The workshop introduces you to the one of the most beautiful Chinese ancient fine arts, the Chinese calligraphy which has thousands of years of history. Chinese calligraphy is not only a practical technique for writing Chinese characters, but also a unique oriental art of expression, a tool to help ease physicaly and mental tension, reduce stress and learn discipline. You will learn some basic elements, strokes and fundamental techniques of Chinese calligraphy brush work through this class. We will teach you to create your own piece of Chinese calligraphy on the traditional rice paper to take it home. Call: 860-648-1825
Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone
Gail is co-president of Mysticalligraphers. She has studied calligraphy for over a decade, taking two year-long master classes with Reggie Ezell. She has also studied with noted calligraphers Peter Thornton, Gwen Weaver, Nancy Culmone, Lisa Engelbrecht, and Victoria Pittman. Gail worked for a year calligraphing the signage for the Mystic Noank Library. Her works can be viewed there and at guild and gallery shows.
Where: Woodbridge (New Haven area)
Recent classes have been taught at:
Debby Reelitz Studio, North Granby CT www.letteringdesign.com