Modern Calligraphy + Holiday Gift Tag Making!
Come learn Modern Calligraphy at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, Illinois, a beautiful farm and garden located on the North Shore of Chicago. Enjoy an introduction to the basics and time to refine foundational skills in modern calligraphy, as well as creating a set of personalized brush-lettered gift tags. Just in time to add a unique and personal touch to holiday gift wrapping!
Ideal for those: Who are beginners to calligraphy or have taken a pointed pen calligraphy class before (using an oblique pen holder and metal nibs), and who are looking to slow down and savor the season learning something new and creative in a relaxed, yet social atmosphere.
What will the class include?
2 hours of learning the basics of modern calligraphy, including understanding the tools you’ll need, learning and refining foundational shapes and lowercase letters, and how to take the beautiful art of handwriting home and continue to practice.
Your own Modern Calligraphy Kit, which will include: a pen holder, 3 of the best nibs for beginners/intermediates, a jar of ink, Alissa's instructional alphabet, gridded sheets to practice on and a delicate muslin bag for storing your supplies.
1 hour of gift tag making, where you'll be provided with high quality paper stock and any other tools you'll need to get create your own set of (approximately 10-15) hand-calligraphed holiday gift tags.
Coffee, tea, and light seasonal refreshments
Each student should come prepared with a list of names that they would like to create gift tags for! Other seasonal words and creative ideas will also be suggested in class.