Workshops are an awesome way to learn a new art while having fun and getting one-on-one instruction time. See below for upcoming classes and learning opportunities! (too far away to come in-person? Check out my list of recommended tools for beginner's on Paper and Ink Arts' website here.)
Let's face it: The holidays are stressful. So for this workshop, we've decided to give you a night out that you don't have to feel guilty about... because not only will you be learning a new craft, you'll go home with a beautiful DIY that will pretty up your table during the holidays or any season of the year!
This class focuses on using a paintbrush and watercolor paint palette to create multi-toned letters in a modern calligraphy style. Never picked up a paintbrush? No problem! I'll introduce you to the tools you need (they'll all be provided), and we will spend some time getting acclimated to using the brush and palette. Then we will get into basic strokes, how to connect them to create letters, and how to connect letters to create words.
That's where it gets really fun: You'll be provided with the proper paper and template to create an 8x10 piece of art! You'll choose your color (or colors), and put your skills to use by writing the word "Believe"... perfect not just for the holidays but for year-round! We'll have the beautiful frame waiting, and it'll be yours to keep.
As always, this is a low-pressure class and our main goal is to have fun! Bring any wine or any beverage of choice, and get ready to have a good time. This is a low-pressure, beginner-level class, so if you’ve never painted or are totally new to hand-lettering... come on over!
Never picked up a pointed pen before? GREAT! Because this is a fun, low-pressure class that focuses on very basics of Modern Calligraphy: the tools you need (your swag bag will be awaiting you upon arrival), and how to hold a dip pen and make basic strokes. All with plenty of 1-on-1 feedback and time for practice.
This is a beginner’s class with no prior experience (or naturally pretty handwriting) required. My hope is by the end you’ll understand the fundamentals of this gorgeous art, and feel equipped with the tools to continue to grow your talent once you leave.
Bring a bottle of your favorite beverage and come enjoy a fun night out learning all about the beautiful art of pointed pen calligraphy!
Cost: $100/person, all materials included
Intro to Watercolor Calligraphy Tuesday, December 5 from 6-8 p.m. The Southern Living Store at Bridge Street Town Centre Huntsville. AL EventBrite Registration Come and enjoy a fun evening out learning learning new techniques of lettering! I’ll be showing you how to use a paintbrush to make gorgeous watery letters with watercolor as your medium.
We will start with the very basics. getting familiar first with the tools you'll be provided with, followed by some practice time with them. From there, we'll put our new knowledge to paper and see firsthand how beautiful a simple mix of water and pigment can be.
This is a low-pressure, beginner-level class, so if you’ve never used a paintbrush before... come on over!