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This workshop will cover the basics of different handwriting styles; including simplified copperplate and spencerian alphabets, plus an exclusive lettering technique that Jenna will be sharing with you. Whether you’ve picked up a calligraphy pen before or aren’t sure what one looks like, this class is for you. Jenna will go over the basics of lettering...

$200
F.   Apr 10th, 7pm
Beginner
(6)

For 4,000 years, the chisel edged pen has been the primary tool with which western language was recorded until falling out of use in the 16th century, and eventual obscurity by the 18th century. Learn about the history of calligraphy, and the basics of its technique from Rome through the Middle Ages, and the Arts & Crafts revival of the 19th...

$12
Sa.   Apr 11th, 12pm
All levels
(2)
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In this 3 session class, you’ll learn the basics of illustrating letterforms by hand and then have the opportunity to screen print a small run of mini prints. You’ll concept, research, design and then illustrate your favorite quote, phrase, or word.Come transform simple words into meaningful drawings with us!

$180
Th.   Jun 11th, 7pm
Beginner
(15)

Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy in this hands-on, 3-session workshop where you will write & take home good luck characters. Note: Chinese language skill is not required. Open to all levels.

$120
Sa.   Apr 18th, 10:30am
All levels
(2)
Saturday April 18 10:30am - 12:15pm 3 Sessions $120
Saturday April 18 10:30am - 12:15pm 1 Session $45
Saturday April 25 10:30am - 12:15pm 1 Session $45
Saturday May 2 10:30am - 12:15pm 1 Session $45
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The earliest illuminated and decorated letters served a practical purpose: to call attention to the beginning of a text or important passages within a text. Eventually, manuscript artists began to focus great effort on these initials, and soon letters were adorned with luxurious, ornate foliage patterns and images of humans, animals or fantastical...

$100
Sa.   Apr 18th, 10am
Intermediate

Do you have a stash of “background papers?” Decorated paper classes, print-making experiments… maybe some beginnings that have been put aside? Bring them to this workshop and we’ll use them as starting points for more finished pieces that go beyond simply writing something on top. Choosing appropriate texts and graphic elements and deciding...

$200
Sa.Su.   May 16th, 10am
All levels

A touch of gold can go a long way to lift your work from the mundane to the celestial. There are so many types of gold and metallic mediums available that it can be quite bewildering trying to decide which is most appropriate for the work at hand. In this class students will try out 32 kinds of gold pens, gouache, watercolor, acrylics, powders, pencils,...

$50
Su.   May 31st, 12pm
All levels

In this workshop we leave behind the set of rules of traditional layout, as these rules may paralyze or confine the student who wants to leave the beaten paths of calligraphy. A series of well chosen exercises will show how, by fearless experiments, students can come up with original and powerful compositions. We will see that this way of working allows...

$220
Sa.Su.   Jul 18th, 10am
All levels

Play with an assortment of brushes (flat, round, bent, mop) using brush lettering techniques. Learn typography and watercolor techniques to help you create your own watercolored typeface! Brush lettering techniques inspired by modern calligraphy will also be taught in class. Students will also be able to incorporate gold leafing into their works!

$75
T.   May 19th, 7pm
All levels
(6)

Italy and Spain never fully adopted the severe style of textura prevalent in northern Europe as the ultimate evolution of carolingian. Rotunda, as its name implies, is rounderand softer than textura. As such it is a logical midpoint between carolingian and its Renaissance reinterpretation as humanist bookhand. Rotunda is more legible than textura,...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels

You will learn the basics of contemporary calligraphy from A to Z. Using a pointed pen and nib dipped into ink, the course covers letterform anatomy, writing techniques, and practical applications.  When was the last time you wrote a letter using a wooden pen dipped into ink? Learn to write heartfelt notes with something other than your two thumbs....

$220
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(6)

From the unpredictable and lively Ruling Pen letters (on Saturday), participants shall on the second day work on these small and delicate pencil capital letters. These exquisite tiny capitals require perhaps a slower and more thoughtful approach with changes to their Form, to the pen angle, to the tools and to the speed etc etc. butwill repay this...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels

This class is about building a calligraphic painting layer by layer. Students will work on paper with acrylic media. The acrylic paints will be used as washes and layered with various types of broad edged or brush lettering, markmaking and handwriting to form a luscious abstract work. The class will emphasize self expression through calligraphic works...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate

In this class we will refine and polish your italic hand and begin to write smaller, in color and with more rhythm and fluidity. Not for the absolute beginner, students need to come with at least a basic understanding of how to handle the broad-edged pen and simple classical italic form. Exercises and projects such as poetry broadsides, greeting...

$480
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(4)

Typography has become the essential way of communicating language, but the mechanics involved in crafting elegant typography can sometimes seem mystifying. The key to good typography is an understanding of space. Through lectures, assignments, demonstrations and discussions this course will help build a strong grasp of the mechanics which make for...

$900
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(4)

Color adds a wonderfully vibrant dimension to your calligraphy. This workshop is a good next step for those who have taken beginning and/or intermediate italic or copperplate. It is not a workshop in color theory, but it will be a relaxed opportunity to practice the skill of writing with gouache – a paint that gives the lovely opaque color and crisp...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate

Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their letter...

$325
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(5)

Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist.  Experience art making up close as you watch artists create in real time and engage in an informal conversation about artistic processes.Note: This workshop meets at Gallery 217 (The Astor Court)....

$25
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history...

$35
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(60)

An “art-journal” is a sketchbook-style process we can use to record our thoughts, ideas, narratives, observations-anything we wantpairing words with sketches and paintings. It is a great vehicle for our creative imagination to express itself in multiple media. In this class we will all bring in some of our writing/journal notes as a starting point...

$185
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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