I am so excited to announce our next class at the shop, Beginners Calligraphy with Lindsey Buck. Lindsey is the artist behind The Hive Studio. She creates custom artwork & offers a variety of calligraphy & travel-related whimsies in her Etsy shop. She is a self-taught calligrapher, & has been using this beautiful art form for almost 4 years, now. She's taught many workshops between Ohio & Philadelphia, with her most recent collaboration with Terrain. Her calligraphy and script lettering has been seen in Anthropologie catalogs, Anthropologie Christmas wrapping paper, UPPERCASE magazine, & various blogs. Her hope is that by teaching this timeless art, it will help others to not only enjoy the nostalgic nature of it; but also, appreciate the art of the handwritten letter again.
The class will be held on Wednesday, November, 12 from 6:30-9pm. Lindsey will guide us through the basics of calligraphy including, the anatomy of a "nib", how to correctly hold the pen, mixing and using ink, practicing up and downstrokes, alphabet letterforms, and developing your own calligraphy style. we will also play around with scribing gift tags, included in the kit, for holiday gifting.
Each participant will receive a calligraphy kit which includes: 2 nibs, a wooden nib holder, ink bottle and black ink in a muslin bag, pipette for future ink mixing, calligraphy notepad, practice papers and envelopes, alphabet and sample words and phrases sheet, resources and tips + tricks, 10 kraft paper gift tags.