New Calligraphy Class - Pointed Pen with Michele Nidenoff
We've been pretty excited about getting this bigger space to have room and opportunity to offer calligraphy classes again! If you've been keeping up with us, you'll already know about first class - Mark Lurz will be teaching our Introduction to Calligraphy (with broad edge calligraphy) on July 18th, and you can see more information on that here. Our next class is going to be an Introduction to Pointed Pen with Michele Nidenoff, who also is involved with the Calligraphic Arts Guild in Toronto. She has a wealth of experience in calligraphy as well as illustration and fine art, and has studied at OCAD here in Toronto. Also, she teaches calligraphy classes for the TDSB! The Introduction to Pointed Pen work will give you the basics of creating writing with a "pointed" or flexible nib, like the sample above. This introductory class will focus on teaching the basic strokes and patterns, and with practice, you will be able smooth, elegant strokes. This a great class to add some beauty to your everyday handwriting as well as offer a good foundation to "modern" calligraphy, wedding invitations, graphic design work and more. If you are interested in the more advanced calligraphy, such as Copperplate or Spencerian, this is the place to start. The class includes all materials and supplies. You will be working with dip pens, nibs and ink, meaning you will be dipping your nib into your inkwell every few lines. We will be providing a wooden nib holder as well as Brause Blue Pumpkin Nibs for the class. Ink and paper will be provided (along with treats!), and you will also receive your own nib holder and nibs to practise with and take home. We will be offering one class in the morning from 10am to 1pm, on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at our 250 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 105 location. The cost is $75, and you can either register online or in the shop. There is limited space in the class, and first come first served! If there's enough interest, we may open up a second class in the afternoon. As always, on the day of the class please feel free to come a few minutes early to help yourself to coffee or tea and treats, and to get settled in.