05/13/2018 Introduction to Calligraphy: The Pointed Pen, Studio Works Ballard, $55
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Pointed Pen
Instructor: Caitlin Dundon
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13th, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Studio Works Ballard, 1417 NW 54th Street, Conference Room #249
Fee: $ 55 (includes all tools & materials) Sign up today, space limited!
In this enjoyable two-hour, one session intimate workshop - open to total beginners - students will explore the elegant art of pointed pen calligraphy with old-fashioned style “dip” calligraphy pens - the style used by many wedding calligraphers.
Students will learn how to use black ink and penholder (both right and left-handed writers are encouraged to join the class) as well as recommendations on other inks and papers and how to create the unique thick and thin elegance that is characteristic of the Pointed Pen style (Pointed pens are used to create Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy as well as most Modern Calligraphy hands). Students will practice lower case and upper case cursive letters and will be encouraged to use their own creativity and this old technique to take the handwriting they already possess and create more elegant handwritten lettering.
All materials are supplied by the instructor, PLUS each student will receive a complimentary Calligraphy Starter Kit which includes instruction booklet with sample calligraphy alphabets, 1 pen nib, 1 penholder and small starter supply of ink to take home and keep practicing.
Are you Left- Handed? Pointed pens use the same nibs for left or right-handers with the straight penholders. Some left-handers might benefit from purchasing a left-handed oblique penholder here. Don't be shy if you are left-handed, the instructor has helped many left-handers learn how to create some beautiful calligraphy, and no extra tutoring is needed, please join the group class.
Class Signup Policy: Class fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the 1st class and let the instructor know via phone or text (206-817-3479) or email by at least 2 hour before the start of the first class you are allowed one "rollover" to apply your payment to a future 3 week class. 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. Please don't sign up for a 3 week class if you can't attend all three sessions.
Instructor Caitlin Dundon is a painter and calligrapher with a BFA in graphic design from Syracuse University. She has over 20 years of experience in painting and calligraphy with her company Handwritten Life (formerly One Heart Studio). She has been published in Seattle, Seattle Bride, Seattle Business Monthly and Manhattan Bride Magazines as well as the international calligraphy publication, Letter Arts and numerous articles for Somerset Studio magazine. She has been an instructor at the Letters of Joy conference, Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreats, Art is You and Art Unraveled as well as the University of Washington’s Experimental College in both calligraphy and mixed media collage. She is currently writing a book for Schiffer Publishing on mixed media techniques.
What students are saying about this class:
"I would definitely recommend this class to those interested in an introduction to 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