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Intro to Brush Calligraphy

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!

FAQs

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 gracesongcalligraphy@gmail.com.

“DANCE IS MEDICINE”: OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS

FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ PRESENTS…

OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS TO PRACTICE BREAKING, MCING, DJING, BEAT MAKING, GRAFFITI ART, HIP HOP THEATRE, & SPOKEN WORD.

***ALL STREET / URBAN / CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE…
PASS THROUGH***

DROP-IN DATES:
FEBRUARY 17 & 24, MARCH 3 & 10
(TIME: 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.)
MARCH 17, 24, & 31
(TIME: 4:30 TO 6: 30 P.M.)

As a self-funded non-profit, we have a “Give” and “Take” donation system in effect. For a minimum donation of $3, you can pick-up any gift item available that day (i.e. THHCC buttons, spray paint masks and filters, comic books, totally random but lots of fun stuff) as a symbol of our gratitude for your continued support. This fee will be collected at the door upon entry; please have exact change. All donations are used to refuel the THHCC and goes back into the operation of the studio space and towards additional community programming.

Contemporary Calligraphy- Level 1 Workshop

This class is intended for beginners with little to no experience in calligraphy or those that are interested in learning a more structured approach to modern calligraphy. All the tools for this class will be provided and you will have plenty of resources for your take home practice!

THE ART OF “BREAKING”: FOR BEGINNERS AGE: 6-12 ***PWYC Policy (Pay What You Can)

INSTRUCTOR: FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ

6-WEEK PROGRAM (6 Consecutive Sundays)
DATES:
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, MARCH 4, 11. 2018
TIME: 12:30-2:00 PM
Regular Ticket: $60.00
Early Bird: $55.00 REGISTER BY 26/01/2018
***PWYC AVAILABLE (Pay What You Can); send request to: thhcc2016@gmail.com
***No Child Left Behind…

LOCATION:
SKETCH STUDIO (LOWER LEVEL)
INSIDE THE “MOVEMENT STUDIO”
ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE
180 SHAW STREET, TORONTO

CONTACT THHCC TO REGISTER:
THHCC2016@GMAIL.COM; OR,
CALL 647-208-3611 (ALICIA)

REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
(SPACE IS LIMITED)

THE ART OF “BREAKING”

FREDDY “FREEZE” LOPEZ,
CO-FOUNDER OF THE TORONTO HIP HOP CULTURAL CENTRE, PRESENTS…
THE ART OF “BREAKING”: The only dance that came out of “HIP HOP”

“BREAKING” 101 – FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 6 – 10)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Learn the fundamental moves of “breaking” like top rocking & floor rocking
– Conditioning training for break dancers
– Embracing hip hop culture & the movement
– Mentorship & encouragement
– Impart critical life skills; key to “Success”
– Program is designed to engage, inspire, inform, & empower
– Build self-confidence… just showing up to the studio to face a challenge never experienced before takes courage
– 1-on-1 attention; experienced instructors
– No experience necessary

Contemporary Calligraphy Workshop- Level 2

This is an intermediate contemporary calligraphy workshop, ideal for those who:

– Have taken our Contemporary Calligraphy- Level 1 Workshop OR

– Purchased the Paper Trails Design Co. Calligraphy Kit starter set OR

– Know the basics of using a pen, nibs and forming letters.

In this class, we will go through capital letter variations, understand spacing of letters & words, and work on developing different calligraphy styles. We will work on a small project so you will have a finished work to take home!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Organization 101: How right-brainers can stay on top of their admin

Presented by Lisa Kelly, Admin Guru | Many artists and right brained business owners struggle with staying organized, doing the books, marketing and doing admin tasks as they go. Once overwhelm sets in, it becomes a slippery slope where years can pass without doing taxes, or missed sales opportunities arise because relationships with potential and past customers are not maintained.

This 3-hour intro workshop offers direction for improving admin tasks, streamlining systems and automating key areas to help avoid overwhelm in a creative business. Gain skills for simplifying workflows and learn ways to integrate the different components of your business within each other using technology. Admin doesn’t have to be a disorganized, messy, scary thing!  We’ll discuss useful tips and tricks for:

  • Bookkeeping and taxes
  • Calendars and apps for productivity
  • Project Managers
  • CRMs (Customer Relationship Managers)
  • Email management
  • Online marketing
  • Simple e-commerce

Registration:

Information About Instructor:

Lisa Kelly is an Administrative Consultant and the founder of Admin Guru. Highly organized, detail-oriented and a problem solver with a prior career (20+ years) in technical/customer support and graphic design — Lisa can guide you with your admin so that you can focus on what you got into entrepreneurship for in the first place: doing your thing. And doing it well while having fun once again!

This workshop is part of the Business Skills for Growth workshop series, an Artscape Launchpad initiative, which offers opportunities to develop creative entrepreneurship and business skills for the creative and cultural sector. Find out more about Artscape Launchpad and other workshops in the Business Skills for Growth series on the Artscape website.