In this 2 class series with leading artist and designer Kate Hursthouse you will be introduced to the world of hand lettering and calligraphy. You will learn the difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography through a series of exercises and demonstrations using a brush pen and a broad nib pen. We will begin with the fundamental elements of each letter, using calligraphic principles to create letters from a series of strokes. We’ll explore experimental styles and other techniques, encouraging you to find your own unique style using tools such as a ruling pen, balsa and flat brush.
The second evening on the 25th August will be a continuation of the course and you will learn about composition, hierarchy, contrast, layout and proportions so you will leave the course with the skills to start creating your own unique lettering pieces.
Date: Thursday 18th & 25th August
Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm approximately
Location: Collected by LeeAnn Yare. 2 Clayton Street, Newmarket. Just off Carlton Gore Road, with dedicated Collected customer parking right next door, or pay and display parking on the surrounding main roads.
What you will get: Participants will take home a brush pen and broad nib pen used on the day along with worksheets developed to help you further your practice at home. Paper and ink is supplied for you on the day but you are welcome to bring a sketchbook or any work you have done that would like to discuss.
What to bring: Please bring some graphite pencils, a ruler, rubber, pens and any other tools you would normally draw with or would like to experiment with. Also bring along a word or phrase you would like to letter. We may be getting a little messy with ink, so dress with this in mind!
Light refreshments included.
Every participant takes home a great bag of gifts and special offers.
STRICTLY LIMITED to only 15 places.
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