Adult Workshops | Calligraphy Workshops

Monday

10/25/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the difference between traditional broad edge and modern pointed pen calligraphy. Participants will use a range of pressure sensitive writing implements and learn the basic foundational strokes used in such hands as Copperplate, Spencerian, and modern brush lettering. We will cover the preparation, use, and care of both straight and oblique dip pens, nibs, and other necessary tools. No experience, training, or artistic skills required. All supplies will be provided.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Tuesday

10/26/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Students in this workshop should be familiar with the use of pointed dip pens in creating a fundamental hand. In this course we will cover layout and design principles in addition to some modern and Copperplate letterforms. We will learn how to use metallic, white, and watercolor inks as well as how to mix your own ink at home. Students will also learn some basic flourishing to take their calligraphy to the next level. This course will also introduce a more flexible nib and writing on handmade paper. All supplies are provided.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Wednesday

10/27/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Watercolor can be used along with or in place of black ink to create casual and fun letterforms and designs. In this class we will cover the basic principles of brush lettering and use both paintbrushes and dip pen nibs to write with. Students will become familiar with using pan watercolors as well as gouache, which will be used to create our own inks for dipping. We will also practice writing on watercolor paper, which is far less smooth than most calligraphy paper and comes with its own set of challenges.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Wednesday

2/23/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

This 3-hour workshop will cover the rudiments of envelope calligraphy, from etiquette to spacing. Students can write in regular pen, fountain pen, brush pen, dip pen - even marker - whatever they prefer to bring from home. We will learn some simple calligraphic drawings, banner forms, and supplementary phrases to add to your lettering that won’t confuse the USPS. This class will focus on completing one Special Occasion card with a matching envelope, supplies for which will be provided for you, along with black sumi ink for dip pens. Feel free to bring some watercolor paints and a small brush if you have them.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Friday

2/25/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Watercolor can be used along with or in place of black ink to create casual and fun letterforms and designs. In this class we will cover the basic principles of brush lettering and use both paintbrushes and dip pen nibs to write with. Students will become familiar with using pan watercolors as well as gouache, which will be used to create our own inks for dipping. We will also practice writing on watercolor paper, which is far less smooth than most calligraphy paper and comes with its own set of challenges.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Saturday

1/15/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the difference between traditional broad edge and modern pointed pen calligraphy. Participants will use a range of pressure sensitive writing implements and learn the basic foundational strokes used in such hands as Copperplate, Spencerian, and modern brush lettering. We will cover the preparation, use, and care of both straight and oblique dip pens, nibs, and other necessary tools. No experience, training, or artistic skills required. All supplies will be provided.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Saturday

3/12/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Students in this workshop should be familiar with the use of pointed dip pens in creating a fundamental hand. In this course we will cover layout and design principles in addition to some modern and Copperplate letterforms. We will learn how to use metallic, white, and watercolor inks as well as how to mix your own ink at home. Students will also learn some basic flourishing to take their calligraphy to the next level. This course will also introduce a more flexible nib and writing on handmade paper. All supplies are provided.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Saturday

10/23/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Watercolor can be used along with or in place of black ink to create casual and fun letterforms and designs. In this class we will cover the basic principles of brush lettering and use both paintbrushes and dip pen nibs to write with. Students will become familiar with using pan watercolors as well as gouache, which will be used to create our own inks for dipping. We will also practice writing on watercolor paper, which is far less smooth than most calligraphy paper and comes with its own set of challenges.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Saturday

12/18/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

This 3-hour workshop will cover the rudiments of envelope calligraphy, from etiquette to spacing. Students can write in regular pen, fountain pen, brush pen, dip pen - even marker - whatever they prefer to bring from home. We will learn some simple calligraphic drawings, banner forms, and supplementary phrases to add to your lettering that won’t confuse the USPS. This class will focus on completing one Special Occasion card with a matching envelope, supplies for which will be provided for you, along with black sumi ink for dip pens. Feel free to bring some watercolor paints and a small brush if you have them.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00