Intermediate Modern Calligraphy Workshop

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Belle Vue Wilmington

20 Princess Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

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This 2 & ½ hour intermediate course is designed for those who have taken Southern Bee Designs’ beginner workshop or have alternate experience with pointed pen calligraphy. The class will build on the basics, while introducing modern calligraphy's most fun, popular techniques.

What you’ll be learning:

• Emphasis will be placed on connecting letters, plotting layouts, and playing with letterforms. Both upper and lowercase letters will again be covered, but with special guidance on how to create your own unique style and flourishing.

• You'll learn how to write with white ink, achieving opaque lettering on dark paper, as well as mixing inks to create custom colors.

• Our final project will be envelope layout, for sending extra-special snail mail.

Whether you're an alumnus of Southern Bee’s Beginner workshop or self-taught - if you can hold a calligraphy pen and write full words then this class is right for you. Don't underestimate your skill! If you're unsure whether the class is suitable for your level, email me: brooke@southernbeedesigns.com.

All the supplies you'll need for the workshop are included in the ticket price.

This workshop includes:

• 2.5 hours of instruction with Brooke Helton, professional calligrapher & owner of Southern Bee Designs

• 1 jar of opaque white ink

• Gouache Paint

• Jars for Mixing Ink

• 1 white pencil

• Ruler & No. 2 Pencil

• 2 different pen nibs

• 1 pen holder (but feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite!)

• 1 pad of quality black paper

• Assorted Envelopes

• Alphabet & Guide Sheets

• Southern Bee Designs’ own resource and letter specimen booklet

• Personalized supply kit for students registered by June 8th

• Light refreshments – please indicate if you have allergies.

*** PLEASE attempt arrive no later than 6:15 pm in order to find your seat, select your refreshments, and get settled. Because the topics of this course are more in depth, and in order to cover the full curriculum - class will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. ***

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