I have been running beginners’ brush lettering workshops for a few years now, and I still get a buzz out of sharing what I’ve learned. There’s always something special about seeing those first hesitant brush strokes turn into confident letters and words by the end of the class. One session might not make you into … Continued
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Embroidering lettering has been on my list of things to try for ages, but that list is a long list. This attempt wasn’t particularly planned, although neither was spending hours hand stitching a dimensional burger costume from felt I had lying around. I could have superglued something more 2D together in under an hour and … Continued
I have been teaching beginners brush and brush pen calligraphy workshops for a few years now, and I still haven’t gotten the hang of remembering to take photos. That’s why this time I asked my talented friends Sab and Sam to come capture the day for these workshops in April. Awesome video from Sam; photos … Continued
Here’s what I’ve been up to in terms of brush calligraphy workshops this year. More to come soon!
My first ever solo Brush Basics workshop, with a new reference booklet and folder for worksheets, was a hit!
I was very excited to run the first of a two part workshop at Beau Est Mien, in which our students first learned brush calligraphy and then from their work created screens to print with. I was also lucky enough to get to participate in the second, screen printing part, using my own lettering artwork!
I love being able to dabble with different techniques and styles. Venturing out of my comfort zone, I was really excited to attend Karim Jabbari’s Arabic calligraphy workshop at the Goods Shed in Claremont.
A few snaps from my recent beginners brush lettering workshop, complete with worksheets and a free calligraphy guide sheet.
Learn the difference (and the overlap) between these three commonly confused terms. Yes there is a difference!
Lately I’ve been enjoying all things shiny and golden – especially this gold foiling technique I learned recently at the Calligraphers Guild.
In my first brush lettering workshop at Beau Est Mien, I showed my seven students the basics & how to create beautiful brush calligraphy art.
I’ve been asked a few times how to get started in calligraphy. Here is my story.