Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: We’ve uploaded the free guide sheets for learning Italic at the blog. Please link with love.
We had our first Italic Calligraphy workshop last Saturday at The Workroom. I promised the class that I would share some guide sheets here at the blog. This is what I use when I practice with a Zig Marker that has a 2 mm and 3.5 mm edge.
When I measured the nib width of the marker it was 0.25 mm off, so the 2 mm edge is actually 1.75 mm and the 3.5 mm is actually 3.25 mm.
We recommend using a good quality sheet of paper so that there is a reduced chance of feathering. I usually print on A4 sheets of paper that are around 140 gsm. The paper on the photo is a light grey Fabriano purchased from Art Friend.
Please feel free to share this. Kindly link to this post and not to the files themselves.
We had our first workshop collaboration teaching Modern Calligraphy with Public Garden last month. It was held on August 2 which was a Saturday at TripleOne Sommerset. We’re glad to announce that we are holding another session on September 21 after getting a good response on our initial collaboration.
We love developing new learning materials for the class ever since we started holding workshops this year. We held more than 17 classes so far and each time we tweak and improve our learning materials. We have upgraded our workshop materials by switching to an oblique calligraphy nib, provided more ink and adding more worksheets at no extra cost to our students.
After the initial discussion on materials and terms, participants practice on the spot. Lex and I constantly go around the room and check-in on each participant several times during the session in case they have any questions or they need additional instructions.
It was pretty exciting to hold our little workshop and occupy a huge chunk of the 16th floor. I love how bright the light was in the space. We had a wonderful turnout and everyone was so keen on starting the activity. The time flew by and we extended the workshop by more than 30 minutes.
Aside from doing drills and going through our custom alphabet, we hold a calligraphy activity at the end of each session. We vary the activity from class to class but for this session, we asked participants to practice writing quotes so they can immediately practice what they’ve learned.
We had some delicious refreshments were provided by Cupplets. I apologize for not sharing a photo of the actual snack but it was truly chocolatey and a little decadent.
At the end of the session, we handed out Public Garden Participation Certificates for the class. We’d like to thank the Public Garden team for inviting us to participate in their workshop series.
To sign-up for our September 21 Workshop:
Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: I wish we could celebrate your birthday today. I wish we could talk and you would make a corny joke. I love you Dad.
Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: I just love packaging orders and sending them off to customers. If I have the time, I decorate the package and include a handmade thank you note. Just another way of saying thank you for choosing to work with us on your special day.
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Photo Caption from @katrinaalana: So happy at how our prints turned out. The colors are gorgeous! We will be giving a print each for participants of our upcoming workshops. If you’ve participated in our workshop before and would like to get one, please email us. You will need to pay for shipping but the print is free. Size 5×7. Hop on over to Ruth’s website for more details on our next class is on September 6 with @happyshop
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