Caroline Joy Adams
Now is the perfect time to learn the art of calligraphy, or “beautiful handwriting.” In this workshop, you will work on creating hand-crafted bookmarks, greeting cards, favorite quotes ready to frame, journals, and other projects. Participants will find it to be a fun, calming, experience, and will be surprised how quickly they can make wonderful creations in this both practical and excellent art form. Four different calligraphic styles will be introduced, including Bookhand, Uncial, Italic, and Blackletter, so you will come away with a variety of techniques and creative possibilities, and can then focus on the styles you most personally enjoy and resonate with. Various tools and materials will be used in class, and are listed in the list of suggested materials below.
Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Ages: Youth and Adults
Members $85 / Non-Members $100
Class Supply List
Most essential to get started is just a set of marker pens, a pad of tracing paper, and some pencils and an eraser.
Calligraphy markers suggestions:
A Set of Speedball Elegant Writer Marker Pens, which come in a set of 4 pens of varying sizes including 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 These are all black ink, and cost about $9.95 from Amazon or Staples.
A set of Portfolio Itoya-brand Double-header Calligraphy Markers. This contains six pens, with tips on both sides, in sizes 1.5 and 3.0. The colors are black, blue, green, pink, purple, and red. Usually costs from $10. -$15., available on Amazon, or in some art and stationary supply stores.
[Instructor will have extra sets of calligraphy markers for anyone who doesn’t have the chance to get them ahead of time, and they can purchased from her directly]
Pad of tracing paper –usually costs from $6. – $10.
A few regular pencils, eraser, and pencil sharpener.
A metal ruler, exacto-knife, and a plastic triangle are very useful as well. These are sold online as well as at Staples.
Practice paper – white bond paper is best, Hammermill is instructor’s preferred brand, but any type will do, and is easily available at Staples, online, at a local CVS or Walgreens, or any office supply store. (Instructor will bring a batch of this type of paper with her, so participants don’t really need to bring any to the workshop.)
PLEASE NOTE: Colorful papers for finished cards, quotes, projects— available at Staples, Hobby Lobby, or other art and stationary supply stores. Instructor will bring a batch of fun, beautiful project papers, and workshops participants will be welcome to use any of these during the workshop, and then will know what to look for on their own afterwards.
Instructor will also bring a wide variety of other tools and materials for participants to try out, including dip pens and inks, which some people may want to experiment with, and purchase later on for their own use — but it is best to use calligraphy marker pens initially, as it produces much more satisfactory results to start with and makes for a far smoother, easier learning process.