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Calligraphy Classes San Francisco

Learn the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy in San Francisco and discover the beauty of brush strokes, ink, and paper as you explore techniques like seal script, running script, and cursive script.

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Zen Calligraphy and Abstract Expression

Richmond Art Center @ Virtual Classroom

Let's gain the freedom of brush strokes that give excitement to art work. Continuous practice of Oriental brush painting makes us aware of our world and allows us to capture the spirit of the subject. Course covers basic elements including calligraphy and discipline essential to the practice of Sumi-e.  Lectures, demonstrations, individual help given at each class. Sumi-e is the unique form of Asian art that has produced some of the world’s...

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Hand Lettering 101

General Assembly @ 225 Bush St, San Francisco, CA

Do you find yourself wanting to create typography that is unique and original? Does a project you're working on require a hand lettered solution? Do you enjoy doodling and want to learn a new skill?  In this workshop, we’ll cover: What is hand lettering and how can it be used The anatomy and construction of letters Basic lettering styles How to add dimension, details and decorative elements Building hand lettered compositions Techniques...

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Introduction to Brush Lettering

New Bohemia Signs @ 281 9th St, San Francisco, CA

The class includes 12 hours of teaching over two days in our shop in San Francisco - two 3-hour sections each day with a lunch break in between. At class's end, you will own a lettering quill and small sign of your own design (or of ours, if you wish), and a greater portion of wherewithal and gumption to launch a fulfilling career in sign painting! The first day: After and intro to tools and raw materials, you will practice the basic strokes of...

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Thuluth

Pacific Arabic @ 55 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA

This course is for you if you have completed: Arabic 2 at Pacific Arabic, and Arabic Calligraphy: Riq'a at Pacific Arabic (recommended) The text Alif Baa at another school In this art calligraphy class you will produce calligraphic works in the Thuluth style. The ability to read and write Arabic is a prerequisite for this course. TEXTBOOK: Any questions regarding materials for this course may be addressed...

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Humanist Bookhand

Castle In the Air @ 1805 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA

This very familiar looking lettering is from late 14th century Europe. It became the basis for printed letter forms when the printing press was in its youth in the mid-1400s. In fact, the type you are reading now is based on Humanist Bookhand, also known as Foundation. This two day workshop will cover the minuscules and majuscules, punctuation, and numerals of this elegant and highly readable hand. This is a good beginning class for anyone who is...

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Beginner Calligraphy

Brown Fox Calligraphy @ 171 Lily St, San Francisco, CA

What we'll do We will go over the basics of pointed pen calligraphy including correct hand position, understanding pressure and how it relates to ink flow, and learn uppercase and lower alphabet as well as numbers. We will also cover the fundamentals of connecting letters to form words. Classes are kept small at 10 spots to allow for individual instruction! What you'll get 1 Oblique pen holder 2 nibs (Zebra Comic G + Brause EF66) Pot of black...

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