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Lettering workshop with Chrissie Nicholls. Sunday, March 17th

  • 17 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Stable Studio 1 Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
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Walk (or skip) beside me into the world of lettering

         

This workshop is designed for people who wish to explore, play and improve their hand lettering style.  It is not a calligraphy class with hours of drills or for calligraphers wanting to brush up their already honed skills, it’s very much a taster class for people wanting to explore and have some fun with lettering. I’ll guide you through some modern day handwriting and calligraphic styles as well as looking at much older scripts and see how we can modernise them. 

I’ll take you through understanding how letter forms are made, how holding the pen can make a difference, which pens work with which styles and how to ground ourselves so that we are in control of our writing, not the other way around!
You can develop one of these alphabets and make subtle alterations to build up characters that reflect your own personality or create your very own calligraphic style, perhaps combining the forms you’ve been working to find your own language and way of scribing.
Once you have your own style you can use it across artwork, in journals, on hand written letters, remember those?! I’m keen we all bring back letter writing as it gives so much joy.
It may influence your own handwriting or you may use it as a calligraphic elements to accompany and work alongside your own handwriting style.

We will cover quite a lot in this one day workshop so don't expect to be able to 'do' a lettering style perfectly. This is about developing your own style with which to then work with and improve.

More information about Chrissie can be found here:  www.inkpotandpen.com Instagram @inkpotandpen 

Stapleford Granary has car parking and is within walking distance of Shelford Railway station.

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