Adult Workshops | Calligraphy Workshops

Monday

10/24/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Students in this workshop will learn the essential principles of broad edge calligraphy used to write in classic hands such as Roman and Italic. We will start with basic strokes and move on to a full set of minuscules, majuscules, and numerals. Beginning with markers, we will cover the range of implements used in this style calligraphy, such as dip pens, brushes, and fountain pens. No prior knowledge or handwriting abilities are necessary! Ages 17 and up. All materials provided.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00


Tuesday

10/25/22 - 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


Wednesday

10/26/22 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Griffin, Margot

This beginner brush lettering class will go over the basics of modern calligraphy using brush pens and markers. Once students understand the fundamental strokes and how to combine them to form letters, the real fun begins! Feel free to BYOB to get those creative juices flowing and please be aware that this class will involve some light profanity. No experience or handwriting skills necessary. All materials provided. Ages 21 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $40.00

Non-Member: $55.00


Thursday

6/30/22 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Griffin, Margot

This beginner brush lettering class will go over the basics of modern calligraphy using brush pens and markers. Once students understand the fundamental strokes and how to combine them to form letters, the real fun begins! Feel free to BYOB to get those creative juices flowing and please be aware that this class will involve some light profanity. No experience or handwriting skills necessary. All materials provided. Ages 21 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $40.00

Non-Member: $55.00


Saturday

9/17/22 - 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

7/9/22 - 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

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


Saturday

6/25/22 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Griffin, Margot

Students in this workshop will learn the essential principles of broad edge calligraphy used to write in classic hands such as Roman and Italic. We will start with basic strokes and move on to a full set of minuscules, majuscules, and numerals. Beginning with markers, we will cover the range of implements used in this style calligraphy, such as dip pens, brushes, and fountain pens. No prior knowledge or handwriting abilities are necessary! Ages 17 and up. All materials provided.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $70.00