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Modern Calligraphy with Anthea Power


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Saturday 20th July 2019 10am – 4pm Modern Calligraphy with Anthea Power £45 14 spaces

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This lively form of lettering has its roots firmly in the Calligraphic tradition. The modern twist uses freedom of expression based on combining sound principles of letter construction with your own sense of fun! In this workshop, suitable for beginners and for those with experience, we will look at how Modern Calligraphy grew out of the Copperplate hand, and I will show you how to use the pointed dip pen and some modern alternatives to give your writing a flourish. This beautiful script lends itself to invitations, place cards, greeting cards etc. 'Modern' calligraphy script, written with a pointed pen, is a hybrid between copperplate and italic handwriting. It and is particularly useful -and beautiful -for invitations, place cards, greetings cards etc. The course will cover learning essential skills and then apply script in words and phrases. Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing and we will be learning how to use a pen holder and a pointed nib with ink. I will guide you through preparing your tools and then using them. Together we will learn the basic strokes and spend time practicing these drills which make up the minuscule alphabet. We will look at connecting our letters and then the majuscule alphabet. I will also show you how to make your own coloured ink and make a card. This modern calligraphy workshop is suitable for a complete beginner or those wishing to refresh their skills.

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