BROAD EDGE PEN LETTERING: Vancouver Calligraphy Workshop

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BROAD EDGE PEN LETTERING: Vancouver Calligraphy Workshop

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3 hour introductory workshop to learn a more traditional style of calligraphy called UNCIAL, or what I like to call Hobbit font, using broad edge calligraphy pens/markers. This will give you a good base of learning letter forms. We’ll start with markers and graduate to metal nibs dip calligraphy.

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You’re in the right place if:

  • You’re curious and secretly admire the calligraphy craze on Instagram. You’re inspired to stretch your creative muscles. You wonder if this could be your new form of self-expression. You’d love to be able to create meaningful gifts and notes to share your love with friends and positivity with the world.

  • Or maybe you’re not confident in calling yourself creative, you feel a little dry, but you’re hungry for inspiration, for something new...a new creative outlet and a way to slow down from the pace of life.

  • Or perhaps you’re a closet calligrapher, experimenting on your own at home through youtube videos or library books. You wonder if real-time learning with like minded pen geeks might accelerate your learning.

  • Or maybe you’re searching for a fun and meaningful experience to share with your friends. You love making intentional choices that you know will make a difference in the community.

No matter where you are in your journey, these calligraphy workshops will refresh your heart and empower you with the creative confidence and tools to live an inspired and intentional life of impact.

This is your invitation to step away from the craziness of your daily life for a little creative space for relaxed fun, inspiration, and connection. Consider it treating yourself to a mini-retreat!

In a hyper-digitized super-speedy world, calligraphy and handlettering bring back a touch of personal and relaxation/reflection into your life and relationships.

In this 3 hour introductory workshop, you will:

  1. Show up for yourself, slow down, refresh your heart, and turn on your creative spark in an encouraging, collaborative space. Calligraphy is a simple way to practice creative self-care, which will bring a little more calm and creative play into your daily life.

  2. Learn the BROAD EDGE NIB CALLIGRAPHY, enabling you to build a foundation for future adventures (gifts, cards, envelopes, pointed pen dip pen calligraphy, endless possibilities, oh my!) The style you see in the product photo is the one we will learn. It’s called Uncial, or I affectionately call it the Hobbit font. :)

  3. Get hands-on instruction and immediate feedback tailored to you, saving you time, reducing frustration, accelerating your progress (this ain't youtube here ;)

  4. Create meaningful connections and conversations with others in community. Meet some new people, or invite a friend for a creative date (makes a great gift!) Inquire to receive a special code for $10 each when you bring a friend!

  5. Collaborate and contribute to a purpose greater than yourself…10% of proceeds will be donated to helping women start a new life free from sexual exploitation. You’ll also be given opportunity to write love notes of encouragement to women in recovery.

WHAT WE WILL COVER:

  1. Definitions and terminology

  2. Supplies

  3. How to hold the pen

  4. Warm-up drills

  5. Foundational strokes

  6. How to write Uncial lettering (think of the font that all Celtic pubs use, or what hobbits might do for calligraphy :)

TICKET INCLUDES:

  • 3 hours of Instruction and interaction (class size limited to provide tailored feedback + increase community connections)

  • Personalized name tag

  • Calligraphy marker, calligraphy pen holder with metal nib, and bottle of ink

  • Sketchbook

  • Examplar guide sheets, including a PDF to continue practicing at home

  • Cardstock to make cards for women in recovery served by our partner charities

  • Light refreshments

THIS WORKSHOP IS IDEAL FOR:

  • Beginners with no experience with no idea where to start

  • Those with lettering experience in other styles (eg. brush or faux calligraphy) who want to try a new instrument and lettering style

  • Self-experimenting, you-tube surfing dabblers who want live feedback or want to sharpen their lettering

  • Anyone who likes to get creative for a good cause

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Your smile, and an open spirit to learn and make connections in community. (All supplies will be provided).

You deserve to treat yourself to a creative date that will refresh your heart and bring inspiration to others. The world will be brighter for it!

10% of proceeds will go to http://www.safoundation.com, a charity with a proven long term success in freeing women from a life of sexual exploitation in Vancouver and globally.

REFUNDS are not available, however you may defer your ticket to a future workshop, or you may transfer your ticket to a friend. If the workshop is cancelled due to not reaching the minimum number of participants required to run it, you will have a choice of deferring your ticket to a future workshop, or receiving a full refund.