Location: Studio Works Ballard, 1417 NW 54th St, Conf room #249. Ring Caitlin Dundon Suite 348 on intercom panel.
In this 2-hour class (a followup class to Intro to Modern Flow Calligraphy) we will work with pointed pens and black ink on layout paper, greeting cards and envelopes. Take your cursive calligraphy to the next level by creating connections between letters and combining words to make short phrases.
Practice will include warm-up exercises to help gain control, connecting common lower case letters and then practice of upper case letters combined with lower case, working with words, popular short phrases and greeting card layout. Students will also learn the instructor's favorite tips and tricks for addressing envelopes. And time allowing, students will also get to try some other colors and kinds of inks including some white and metallics.
The focus will be on having students use their own creativity to combine upper and lower case together and adding some flourishing if desired or other decorative elements.
Students should bring: 1 pointed pen nib (NIKKO G or similar) and straight or oblique penholder. All other supplies are included in class fee: practice papers, inks, calligraphy guidelines sheet, envelope template guide, and handouts with greeting card phrases and envelope layouts to practice.
Class Signup Policy: Class fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend and can let the instructor know via phone, text (206-817-3479) or email by at least 2 hours before the start of the class you are allowed one "rollover" to apply your payment credit to a future group class or upgrade to a private tutoring session. No shows will forfeit their payment. Thanks for understanding, as this class is very popular, has limited seating capacity and routinely has students on the wait list.
Instructor Caitlin Dundon is a painter and calligrapher with a BFA in graphic design from Syracuse University. She has 20 years of experience in painting and calligraphy with her company Handwritten Life. She has been published in Seattle, Seattle Bride, Seattle Business Monthly and Manhattan Bride Magazines as well as the international calligraphy publication, Letter Arts. She has been an instructor at the Letters of Joy conference, Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreats, Art is You, Artmakers Denver and the University of Washington’s Experimental College. p has two published books, Brave Spirit Calligraphy Art Postcards and The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques (Schiffer Books, 2019).
What students are saying about this class:
"I would definitely recommend this class to those interested in calligraphy. It progressed nicely and got me hooked!" - Steph, Seattle, WA
"Caitlin kept things moving and the 2 hours went by so fast each week. I enjoyed being able to experiment with different inks and papers." - Jane, Seattle, WA
"I really enjoyed your class last night and look forward to practicing my own swirly style of writing! Your hand writing is beautiful!!! I really found your comments encouraging....It helped me make it through the evening. Thanks again for a great time. " - Joan, Tukwila, WA
Would you recommend this class to other students? Why or why not?
"Yes I would, I liked the teaching style and I liked Caitlin. I thought that the class was fun and informative, and I really enjoyed it." - Heather L., Seattle, WA
"Yes. Caitlin was informative as well as encouraging." - Pam, Seattle, WA
"Yes, definitely. I felt it gave a good introduction to calligraphy. It was not overwhelming and I really enjoyed learning. "
"I enjoyed it and I think Caitlin did a great job teaching." - Quinn J., Seattle, WA
"Caitlin was incredibly knowledgeable, talented and a wonderful teacher." - Emelia H., Seattle, WA