Posts Tagged ‘modern calligraphy’

Beginning Modern Calligraphy Workshop 10/19/17

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I’ll be teaching a calligraphy workshop in Salt Lake City, UT this October 19th at 5:30. Come!! We have two spots left, so sign up soon! 

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Baby Calligraphy

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Some time ago, a calligraphy friend of mine had a sweet baby girl, so a bunch of us sent her artwork of her daughter’s name. I’m so happy with how my contribution turned out. 

I went with an upright, modern style with a meandering baseline. I loved adding florals as decor on there, florals I learned from the one and only Heather Held

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Creative things like this where I’m let loose to my own devices is so freeing. It was fun to go to town on this little piece. 

Lately I’ve been telling a lot of people how calligraphy is the perfect creative outlet. It truly is! It’s mobile, you can do it anywhere, you can start with even the simplest of supplies and it’s something that doesn’t require an artistic bone in your body. Because letters and rules are involved, it’s a fantastic left-brained art activity. It’s so meditative and calming for me. When life gets chaotic (which it is that almost entirely right now), I can pop into my studio, or pull out paper while my kids are drawing and draw letters alongside them. It’s so fantastic. 

If you’d like to learn how, definitely check out my online class at Calligraphy.org. It includes great content and personal coaching, so if something goes wrong, you’ve got someone to help you troubleshoot. I’m also available for in-person workshops and private classes. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions! 

Calligraphy Workshops in Salt Lake City, UT & Phoenix, AZ

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I’m headed to Arizona this weekend for Pinners Conference!! I’ll be talking about 5 things you need to do when learning calligraphy. It’s only an hour-long, so I’ll be spending the time demonstrating, giving great advice and answering any questions that may come my way. You’ll come away with a wealth of knowledge, motivation to get started on learning calligraphy and a calligraphy alphabet to practice.

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Join me in Arizona and Utah for this workshop. Use code MELISSA to sign up for my class. Sign up for Pinners right here.

Since it’s only an hour-long (the Pinners vibe is high-energy and the classes are quick), I’m holding calligraphy workshops post-Pinners in both Arizona and Salt Lake City! Because an hour-long lecture is never enough. Did you know that most calligraphy workshops (the guild-related ones) are north of 6 hours long? I’ll just be scratching the surface at an hour.

If you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona area (the workshop is in Peoria), click here to sign up for the 3 hour workshop on October 8, 2016.

If you’re in the Salt Lake City, Utah area (the workshop is in the Sugarhouse neighborhood), click here to sign up for the 3 hour workshop on November 10, 2016.

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These workshops are all-inclusive, beginner workshops. If you have some or no experience, come! Lefties and friends with ugly handwriting are also welcome! Just bring your passion for letters. :)

Not sure what to expect at Pinners? See this segment I did for KUTV a couple weeks ago about the conference. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t come, don’t worry! My online calligraphy class is always on-going. It’s a party over there. Feel free to reach out in the comments below if you have any questions about any of these classes.

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Calligraphy Quote of the Day

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I didn’t play around with style as much as I normally do, but I had a great time practicing keeping consistency together.

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I figured this was pertinent since the beloved Gene Wilder just passed. I’m all about nonsense. Here’s to the original Willy Wonka.

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I saw this quote and couldn’t help but chuckle. It’s so true! I had to letter it for the series. :)

Modern Calligraphy: In-Person Workshop in SLC, UT

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I’ll be teaching a calligraphy workshop this weekend in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah! I’m so excited to be teaming up with the awesome Salt + Honey Market to teach a beginning pointed pen class. It’ll be downtown at the Charcoal Loft from 2-5pm this upcoming Saturday, March 12, 2016. 

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In the pointed pen workshop, I’ll be teaching the essential foundations to modern pointed pen calligraphy to make it graceful and readable. The workshop includes:

  • Calligraphy kit (2 holders, 4 nibs, ink, pencil, handout and notepad as seen here)
  • 3 hours of instruction
  • Drinks & refreshments
  • Swag bag

I’ve been teaching calligraphy online and off for 5 years. Righties and lefties are both welcome.

The workshop starts from ground zero. If you’re coming with some experience, let me know at the beginning of class. I’ll have you work on some more challenging work during instruction time.

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Class sizes are small enough that I make rotations around during open practice to answer questions, physically adjust you to help with your positioning and encourage and critique your work. I look forward to meeting you on Saturday. SIGN UP HERE.

Unable to make it to Utah? Take the online class right here (same materials included holla!) and use code MARCH at checkout for 10% off. :) Expires 3/31/2016.

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