Adult Classes | Calligraphy

Monday

6/3/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink). This class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. The class focuses on Sumi-e to paint images, such as Bamboo, flowers, fish and Japanese landscape from beautiful photos. Learn the historical and cultural background of Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results.
A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Tuesday

11/12/24 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 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: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00


Tuesday

5/7/24 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 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: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00


Tuesday

5/14/24 - 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: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00


Wednesday

9/11/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

This 2000-year-old art form is practiced by Zen Masters who adhere to the practice of meditation in preparation for painting. Noriko will start the class with a Zen meditation in preparation for Zen Brush techniques. Zen art differs from other art disciplines as it is focused on the realization of "no-mind." Furthermore, it is the expression of Zen through a brush, whether the result is a single stroke, a Zen circle, or an ink painting. Enso is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Enso is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. In Zen Buddhist painting, Enso symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body and spirit create.
There is a $15 materials fee paid directly to the instructor. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Wednesday

11/20/24 - 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: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00


Wednesday

10/23/24 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Griffin, Margot

The principles of pointed pen calligraphy can be used to make wonderful, expressive drawings using a simple brush marker. This beginner-friendly art can be drawn with basic instruction long before one masters the basic strokes and learns a complete set of letterforms. This one day course provides a great introduction to the concept of pressure sensitive calligraphy with drawings echoing nature. All materials provided. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00


Wednesday

6/5/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

Immerse yourself in the beauty of traditional Japanese landscapes as we explore the rich cultural heritage and artistic techniques of Japan. In this class, you'll learn the art of creating serene and evocative landscapes, inspired by iconic elements such as cherry blossoms, pagodas, mountains, and flowing rivers. Noriko will guide you through various Japanese traditional painting styles to capture the essence of nature and express emotions through brush strokes. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, we will unlock the secrets of Japanese landscape art and bring the tranquility of these picturesque scenes to life on canvas. Embark on a journey to discover the harmony between art and nature in the land of the rising sun.
A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class. Students need to bring a water color set by the second class (Gansai or Chinese watercolor set)

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Thursday

5/2/24 - 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: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Thursday

7/11/24 - 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: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00


Saturday

4/27/24 - 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: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00


Saturday

7/27/24 - 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: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00