WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

 

Following are the classes currently scheduled.

Please reach out to the contact for enrollment information......

JANUARY 31

Introductory Italic

Washington Calligraphers Guild

FEBRUARY 1-2

Intermediate Italic

Washington Calligraphers Guild

contact: calligraphersguild.org

 

FEBRUARY 21-23

 TBD

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma

 

 

JUNE 6-7

Copperplate MasterClass

Hong Kong

This workshop begins where most others leave off ! In this workshop, we take an intense look at the copperplate form to discover what it is that makes these letters sing ! We will refine the forms to achieve a beautiful grace and elegance, learning that subtle changes can give very dramatic results. Flourishing techniques and stylized capitals will round out a course filled with new perspectives.

JUNE 9

Copperplate Variations

Hong Kong

Copperplate calligraphy is an elegant and expressive hand, but with subtle differences in shape and form, many variations in the letterforms can be achieved. We will learn how to give the hand many looks, while always maintaining the classic form. By varying weight, height and slant, we can create whole new alphabets. Analysing fonts will give us more inspiration to develop and create alphabets.

 

JUNE 10-11

Pointed Pen Personalities

Hong Kong

The pointed pen is a wonderful tool, strong enough to achieve bold, dramatic forms and yet, fine enough to produce the merest whisper of a line. In this class, we will start with a brief review of the Classic copperplate form, an elegant and expressive hand. We will then find that with subtle (and not so subtle) differences in shape and form, many variations in the letterforms can be achieved.

We will learn how to give the hand many personalities, just by changing strokes, angles, slant and weight, from fun and causal to elegant and dressed-up. We will learn how to vary one or more characteristics to create a variety of styles, study flourishing techniques and stylized capitals.

JUNE 13-14

Design Studio: The Creative Approach

Hong Kong

Lettering is the first step in producing a calligraphic composition. Other considerations are layout colour choices, paper choices, as well as how to prepare the art for printing. In this hands-on workshop, the student will be given a print project, such as a menu or invitation, and learn how to make these choices, starting with lettering style, layout, colour sections and addition of artistic elements. Finally, methods of preparing the art for a printer will be demonstrated.

Venue - Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Causeway Bay

33 Sharp Street East

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

contact: the gentlepenman.hk@gmail.com

 

JULY 6-11 (specific day TBD)

IAMPETH Conference

"Dressed-Down" Copperplate (a casual approach)

Spirited, lively, casual…….this class will explore the fun side of copperplate script, as we learn how to modify the classic form to produce a more “dressed down” alphabet. Shedding the refinement and “dressed up” persona of copperplate, we will nod to the classic, but add some elements to change to a more informal personality.

iampeth.com

 

NOVEMBER 7-8

Pointed Pen Flourishes

Calligraphy Guild of Indiana

calligin.org

HOME STUDIO CLASSES

 

Additionally, I offer individual, private lessons in my home studio. Subjects include pointed pen and broad pen lettering, layout design and print production, and digital programs such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Classes are individualized for each student with instruction designed for their interest and skill level. 

 

The fee for this class is $100 for a 2 hour class, or $135 for a 3 hour class, which includes use of all studio supplies.

The class is offered mornings, 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat)

Please call or email to make arrangements.

(703) 209-6784

patblaircallig@aol.com