This Thursday (September 15, 2016) I’m holding a craft night at The Write Image! Click here for more info.
We’re going to be exploring flourished brush calligraphy and we’ll be decorating mugs with our fancy skills. Materials and dinner provided.
I didn’t play around with style as much as I normally do, but I had a great time practicing keeping consistency together.
I figured this was pertinent since the beloved Gene Wilder just passed. I’m all about nonsense. Here’s to the original Willy Wonka.
I saw this quote and couldn’t help but chuckle. It’s so true! I had to letter it for the series. :)
I don’t give away my calligraphy services for free. But when I do, it’s with good reason. On August 9th I will be participating in a Pop-Up Shop near Thanksgiving Point for Emily Meyers and her family. I’ll be setting up shop and doing calligraphy in exchange for donations. I’ll have a collection jar for donations and all of it will go towards Emily and her sweet family. 100%! I’ll have book marks, flat cards and 5×7 paper for quotes, names, inspirational words and more. I’ll be lettering your requests on-site.
If there’s a word, short phrase or name you’ve always wanted in fancy pen and ink, now’s the time to get it done! I’ll have a few cards and things calligraphed ahead of time as well. See the map below for location details! See you there!
Pop Up Shop #loveforEmily
August 9, 6-9pm
3401 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT
So Calligraphy.org + Skillshare have teamed up. Yes! Exciting news!! I’ve published a mini workshop on Skillshare. It’s a simple video step-by-step class on how to make pointed capitals based on Traditional Roman shading and proportions. The entire series of videos is under 22 minutes, so you can learn this quick tutorial in less than an afternoon. It’s geared towards calligraphers with prior pointed-pen experience. The workshop includes printable guides that you can easily slip under your practice paper, an envelope guide and resources for more information; should you decide to continue your practice. No feedback is included in this mini class.
As always, the Calligraphy.org classes are still available. We’re offering Modern Calligraphy, Brush Lettering and Chalk Lettering (with Skyler Chubak) with two more classes set to launch soon! The Calligraphy.org classes include videos, images, text and one-on-one personal coaching with each assignment upload.
To celebrate, I’m including this free printable postcard. Click the link below to download and print. :)
Apologies for the late notice here, but Hoang Dao is going to be teaching here in Farmington, Utah! If you’re unfamiliar with his work, he is incredible with the pointed pen, his traditional style is graceful and precise. He’s also a delight in person, too.
So this Saturday, join us for an Ornamental Penmanship workshop! A workshop like this won’t come around again; or maybe it will, but I don’t know how often he’ll visit Utah, being from Vietnam.
Details? This isn’t a beginner class. If you’re a beginner, you’re still welcome, but Hoang won’t be covering beginning details like how to put your nib into a flange or how to orient your pen properly to the page. He’ll be focusing on the letterforms, so basic knowledge of using a pointed pen is required. If you’ve taken my beginner class, you’ll do just fine. :) If you have questions, feel free to comment below or reach out through the contact form! Hope to see you Saturday!