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MY ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOPS

are based on my in-person workshops. Over 30 years teaching calligraphy has given me an abundance of class materials and experience. The topics will be varied, and include classic copperplate, spencerian, and italic forms, beginning to advanced,  more modern interpretations and casual alphabets, flourishing, watercolor painting and beginning photoshop.

MY UPCOMING ONLINE WORKSHOPS

HOSTED by "THE GENTLE PENMAN"

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TWENTY LAYOUTS
HOSTED BY THE
The Gentle Penman
SEPT. 18, 25, OCT. 2, 9

This class will cover the fundamentals of design to create a successful layout that combines lettering and beautiful painted florals or your favorite illustration technique. 

You will learn:

1. 20 layout ideas to use with small compositions

2. successful placement of elements combining one word or small poems with a floral or illustrative element.

3. how to create thumbnail sketches to help explore ideas

4. how to transfer your initial idea to good paper and set up a pencil guide

5. how to use color to reinforce a mood or feeling

 

As part of the "Design Studio" series, we will be working on multiple studio projects, from concept to finished piece, as time allows. Each student can choose the lettering style and floral element they would like to work with, lettering instruction will not be included. Use your favorite.  I will be demonstrating using small watercolor florals, but any illustration that you would like to add will do. 

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