Workshop: Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy

Event Date:
Instructor:
Nurgul Ozturk
Coordinator:
Susan Pinard
Skill Level:
Beginner: This event is desgined those having little-to-no instruction nor experience in lettering. Instruction is likely to begin with the basic language, tools, and materials.
Capacity:
14 of 15 seats available (0 registration pending on waiting list)
Pre-register:
Important Note: In the event of high registration volume, waiting CSO Members will be given priority seating over non-members.
Description:

Come join me for a fun and casual workshop learning the basics of traditional calligraphy. This workshop is best suited for a beginner or someone who has just dabbled in calligraphy and needs a more structured approach to learning the fundamentals.

Everyone is welcome! In this hands-on workshop, we will learn what tools and supplies are best and how to properly hold and use the traditional calligraphy tools.

We will learn how to form the basic strokes and why they are foundational to your letterforms. From there, we will use the basic strokes to form letters and, finally, we will learn how to connect the letters smoothly to form words.

A lot of tips and tricks will be shared along the way! We’ll spend the first part of class mastering the basic strokes that make up the entire English alphabet, with a focus on lowercase letters. We’ll combine the basic strokes into letterforms, words and sentences! Tips & tricks on common calligraphy projects (such as place cards save the date cards, bookmarks) will also be shared, along with tips on how to hold your pen appropriately.

Materials List:
  • Calligraphy Markers, Broad (1 mm to 6 mm)
  • Pilot Parallel 4-Nib Calligraphy Pen Set (If you have one)
  • Broad nibs (1mm to 6 mm)
  • Ink, nib holder (If you are planning to use nib)
  • Calligraphy Paper Pad
  • Graphed ruled notebook
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
Cost:
Members:
Member Fees:

A discounted rate for CSO Members.

This amount is payable no later than 15 days before the event. Unpaid fees may result in the forfeiture of your seat, and your deposit.

$65.00 by
Non-members:
Non-member Fees:

Non-members must pay the full workshop price.

This amount is payable no later than 15 days before the event. Unpaid fees may result in the forfeiture of your seat, and your deposit.

$85.00 by
Location:

Parking is available to front, right, and rear of building. An elevator is available for accessibility.