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CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop

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Union Square, Manhattan
33 W 17th St 5th Fl
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 30
Teacher: Danielle Rothman

What you'll learn in this calligraphy & hand lettering class:

After the huge success of our CraftJam Academy: Hand Lettering Workshop we have created a new workshop to bring you even deeper into the art of drawing letters. We present you our Modern Calligraphy Workshop.

Calligraphy is a millenia-old art form, with its roots in both Eastern and Western cultures traditionally used for illuminated manuscripts and formal writing. Modern calligraphy spurs from this by using both new and traditional tools: it’s a more free form style of writing that maintains the elegance of traditional calligraphy while allowing for more self-expression.

In three sessions, calligrapher Danielle Rothman will introduce you to the basic techniques of brush and pointed pen calligraphy and guide you through exercises to enhance your skills. This workshop series will focus on two methods: brush calligraphy and pointed pen (also called dip pen) calligraphy. By learning both, you will have a variety of tools at your disposal to create unique pieces of art.

Curriculum:
Session 1 

  • What is modern calligraphy? How is it different from traditional calligraphy and hand lettering?
  • Introduction to brush calligraphy
  • Discussion about the importance of pressure in calligraphy
  • Practicing the 8 basic strokes, which you will use to form letters of your own
  • Writing a name card using a sample alphabet
Session 2
  • Review of brush calligraphy and additional practice
  • Introduction to pointed pen calligraphy, including how to prepare a nib for first-time use and how to put the pen together
  • Practicing with a straight pen holder
  • Making greeting cards using your preferred method
Session 3
  • Review pointed pen calligraphy and additional practice
  • Introduction to envelope art
  • Create beautiful envelopes
  • Review all lessons and materialsDistribution of resources list for further study
This class is beginner-friendly; no experience necessary! We will have all the supplies and materials ready for you. During in class exercises you will create a name card, several greeting cards for friends and family, and fun envelope art. You will also receive a brush marker and dip pen (with nib!) for you to continue practicing at home.

Also, we are BYOB friendly, so bring a drink of your choice.
This class is especially good for people who love hand lettering, want to use calligraphy in their upcoming nuptials, or already know how to write letters and would like to learn the basics of traditional calligraphy.

Please Note:
All the supplies and materials are ready for you. You will also receive a brush marker and dip pen (with nib!) for you to continue practicing at home.
School Notes: We are BYOB friendly! Crafting is paired best with your favorite drink of choice! But, you must be 21 or over. Younger? Just have a mocktail. No one will notice ;)
One week notice for cancellation and full refund. 48 hours notice if you'd like to reschedule (depends on availability and can't be guaranteed).

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Take the elevator to the fifth floor. The class room is the big room on your left (you will see the set up and people through the room windows).
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Reviews of Classes at CraftJam

(245 Reviews)
10/11/2017
Anonymous

Attended: CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop
I wish this class had more instruction/practice time and less icebreakers/talking time. I felt rushed at the end of classes 2 and 3 to finish what we were working on. With that said, the instructor was very nice and friendly. She shared many resources and tools to help us develop our personal calligraphy practice. I think it was a good value compared to other calligraphy classes i've seen. I think the concept of CraftJam is great!

9/15/2017
Anonymous

Attended: CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Loved this class! Danielle is a great teacher. Wish there were more sessions. Would love an intermediate class to take after.

9/14/2017
Anonymous

Attended: CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Great class overall, feel like we could have had one more session. But lots learned through the class!

8/18/2017
Samantha S.

Attended: CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Great class to learn basic fundamentals of calligraphy!

8/17/2017
Anonymous

Attended: CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Loved this class so much, Danielle was an excellent instructor. I just wish it were longer than 3 weeks.

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