Beginner's Workshop in Modern Calligraphy and Watercolours
This class will teach you how to master the basics of modern calligraphy, plus you'll learn how to use watercolours to decorate your handlettering work.
Modern calligraphy is an exciting, re-imagined, revival of classical calligraphy. Whereas classical calligraphy was a very regimented, inflexible artform, this contemporary version of calligraphy has evolved to celebrate each person's own unique style.
This workshop will start by introducing you to brush pen mark-making techniques through guided exercises. We'll build up to letterforms, then you'll learn how to link the letters to create pretty words and how to tackle composing phrases so that they fit together in a seamless, flowing design.
You'll then learn some simple watercolour methods, including working with transparency and adding wet pigments to washes. Using the techniques you'll learn, you'll be able to paint a leafy wreath or add floral motifs to make your calligraphy even more beautiful.
We will provide you with the following materials to use in the workshop:
- a brush pen for calligraphy
- paper for calligraphy, watercolours and sketching
- pencil to sketch out compositions
- watercolour paints
- watercolour brushes
- paper towels for watercolour blotting
- water pots for watercolours
- detailed class handouts
- inspiration in the form of examples, books and imagery
You'll be able to take home your finished work and the class handouts, so that you can continue to develop your newfound skills and knowledge!