Beginner’s Calligraphy: Learn the Foundational Script
Wednesday, March 13th @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$58
In this class, calligrapher Michelle Chu will show you the core foundation of calligraphy, titled Foundational Hand. Foundational Hand is a terrific script for beginners and is the basis for many other scripts using this type of nib (called broad-edge), such as Italic, Gothic, Uncial, and more. Each letter is based on the circular “o” shape and offers a nice balance between thicker and thinner strokes. You will learn by practicing the strokes that are commonly used to form each letter of the script. And you will get very good at writing variations of the letter “o” across all twenty-six of your letters! Once you have your technique down, you’ll finish the class by creating a formal, frameable quote on card stock to take home. Each student will also receive a pen holder, nib, jar of ink, and different types of paper, as well as a short guide of each stroke, so they can keep their calligraphy practice going!
Supplies Needed: None. All supplies are included. We encourage you to bring a favorite quote you would like to write for your formal finished piece!
Instructor Bio: Michelle Chu has been building her calligraphy practice for over a decade now. With her participation in the Austin Calligraphy Guild as well as the annual International Penmanship Conference, Michelle has developed her skill around the Foundational Hand style of calligraphy. She is excited to spread the art of calligraphy to increase appreciation for these historical letterforms!
The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy – this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP SF LOCATED AT 1310 HAIGHT STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.