This workshop is taught by Grace Song of Grace Song Calligraphy, a hand-letterer and calligrapher based in Toronto. Join us for a fun and casual workshop learning the basics of brush 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. Whether you are interested in learning a new skill, looking for a different creative outlet, or wanting to have a fun evening with friends, 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 brush pens. 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!
A starter kit is included in the cost of the workshop which includes some of Grace’s favourite brush pens, different types of paper, and basic stroke and alphabet practice sheets.
Space is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please feel free to bring your own snacks.
OTHER: Signed copies of Grace’s how-to guide, Brush Pen Lettering, will be available for purchase!
Do I need to have good handwriting skills?
Absolutely not! Brush calligraphy is the art of drawing letters which is a skill on its own. With consistent practice, you can definitely improve over time.
What can I bring into the event?
Just bring yourself! Everything you need to get started with brush calligraphy comes in the starter kit.
What’s the refund policy?
Please ensure that the workshop date and time works for you. Refunds will not be applied once you are registered. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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