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Modern Calligraphy Workshop Reviews

It gives us great fulfillment whenever we receive good reviews for our workshops since we sincerely want to impart what we’ve learned to our participants. We don’t want to conduct workshops for the sake of doing so. Our primary objective is to always add value.

Here are some reviews from our Modern Calligraphy workshop participants in our workshops in January:

1. Jael

Jael from Instagram:
With @katrinaalana 🙂 well organised, packaged and paced class. Highly recommended

2. Kristine

Kristinel from Instagram:
ending Jan2015 wit smudges participated in Modern Calligraphy Workshop by @katrinaalana today and learned a whole lot from it. While it’s good that you do you own researches and watch tutorials online, nothing beats the teacher-student kind of learning. the practice sheets are the best! just what i exactly needed. and oh, that left hand technique revived my almost dying interest in calligraphy… thanks so much Lex and Katrina! hope to see you around. 🙂

If you have attended our workshops and you would like to give us some feedback or suggestions, please email us. We will greatly appreciate hearing your voice.

Modern Calligraphy with Public Garden

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.

Live Laugh Love Calligraphy Print

We gave away free calligraphy prints for the first time

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.

Calligraphy Tools

We equip our students with tools so they can continue learning and improving after the session ends

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.

TripleOne Sommerset

Bright white space at TripleOne Sommerset

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.

Quote Calligraphy

For this session, we had a quote writing activity at the end of the class. The activity varies from class to class.

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.

Calligraphy Drills

Drills, drills and more drills!

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.

Photo courtesy of Cupplets: Not the actual food served. We were so focused on eating that we forgot to take a photo.

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.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop Participants

Modern Calligraphy Workshop Participants

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Workshop Review by Hey Jayel

I was checking my comments and pingbacks at lunch when I saw a ping from Hey Jayel. She attended our workshop last weekend and I was keen to read what she thought about it. Please note that this is not a sponsored review from Elle. This feedback is her own.

Source: Hey Jayel

Elle: “It was also great because the class was held in smaller groups so Katrina could provide us feedback and advice as we practice our strokes. During the first part of the workshop we covered the differences between Modern and Traditional Calligraphy and also the different materials needed. I loved the tips that she gave us about nibs, inks and pen holders. I learned more in that half hour she was talking then when I did my research online!”

I was happy to hear that our 2 hour workshop was able to meet its objectives. We made sure that the class size was small so I could check up on each participant’s progress. It means a lot to me that one of our participants felt she learned a lot.

Read her complete review at her blog Hey Jayel.

Shu Uemura Modern Calligraphy Workshop and Make-up Giveaway

We were invited to conduct two calligraphy workshop sessions at the Shu Uemura office this week to celebrate the launch of their new eyeliner, called Calligaph.ink, with Singapore’s top beauty bloggers. I’ve added the links to their blogs below so you could check out their sites.

Katrina Alana Modern Calligraphy Workshop Kit

To prepare for the workshop we prepared a special kit which includes:

  • Our very own Katrina Alana Modern Calligraphy Alphabet ©2014
  • Katrina Alana Practice Sheets ©2014
  • A wooden holder with a Nikko G nib
  • A bottle of black Pelikan fountain pen ink
  • A cute little bird pen rest
  • A capiz shell pen holder all the way from Cebu to store the holder and nib
  • A specially decorated Muji notebook
  • A rubber ring to help stabilize the the bottle of ink

Our first Modern Calligraphy workshop of the year

We’ve gotten a lot of enquiries about conducting calligraphy workshops last year and it’s so great to start our workshops schedule with such lovely ladies on the first month of 2014.

First Workshop Participants: (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Roanna, Zee, Katrina, Candice, Tricia, Yina, Evonne and Juli

It was great to meet such a dynamic group of beauties who are not only pretty, but very fun and humble to boot. Singapore’s top beauty bloggers were such engaging students and good sport especially when the ink stained their hands.

Our next workshop was held the very next day with another batch of Singapore’s top beauty bloggers

We got some freebies from Shu Uemura worth over $100 which we will be giving away . These products have limited edition packaging that was designed in collaboration with 6♥Princess by Takashi Murakami. These wonderful products were courtesy of our liaisons Zee, Roanna, and Fuan. Thank you!

First Workshop Participants: (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Katrina, Sara, Michelle, Sophia, Sarah, Leanne, Zee, Fuan

Beauty Blogger Directory:

Workshop 1:

Workshop 2:

Photo Credit: Shu Uemura

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DIY Bottle Labels

I wanted to make some bottle labels for the repackaged ink we will be using for our calligraphy workshop. We selected some wide rimmed bottles that will be an ideal for fit the nib and holder.

DIY Bottle Labels

Since the labels will change depending type of workshop we will be conducting, I decided to DIY some labels with clear tape and stickers.

Materials:

Steps:

  1. Print the labels in sticker paper. I used a laserjet printer since it prints with a glossy sheen.
  2. Write on the label using a Sharpie or dip pen.
  3. Stick the clear tape over the printed labels.
  4. Cut out each label.

Use clear tape over the sticker labels to protect the writing

If you’re making a few labels at a time, you can stick them directly on the tape and cut it them out.

Be careful not to leave air pockets  between the paper and tape.

If you’d like to make your own labels with our printable template, you can download them for free here for your personal use. Link with love!

We’re on Straits Times Today

I was interviewed by Lisabel Ting for her column, Get Crafty, last week and I provided the steps on how to make a cake topper. The photos are courtesy of Lex under Photosaurus-Studio.com. Grab a copy of The Straits Times today, to see detailed instructions on we make our cake toppers.

NOTE: We will hold another workshop this month. Sign-up to our mailing list to get updates on our next schedule.

Get Craft by Lisabel Ting, Photo by Photosaurus-Studio.com

Make Your Own Cake Topper

We’re hosting a craft workshop on May 25 (Saturday) at 2:00-5:00 pm at The Office in Chinatown. The Office is less than a minute’s walk from the Pagoda Street Exit of Chinatown MRT. We will be making cake toppers for weddings or birthdays. Join us for a fun filled crafty afternoon!Part of the proceeds go to funding Crafty Singapore which is a community for handmade artists and small business in Singapore.

For more details on this event or to book a spot, please visit our Workshops Page.

Embroidery Workshop by Etincelle Creative Studio

I attended the embroidery workshop by Marie of Etincelle Creative Studio in conjunction with Ruth of The Little Happy Shop at the Buena Vista Community Centre last Saturday.

We receive a sewing small kit and got to select from two different styles of the brooch design. Marie instructed us on how to lay down beads and sequins in the two hour workshop. Each bead and sequin is laid down and sewn one by one.

I just love how therapeutic embroidery is like what Marie mentioned. I’m already planning to embroider a design on a pillow and bought all the materials for my next project. Stay tuned.