Margot Griffin

Holiday Flourishing W-CG109

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

This brush pen workshop will spend some time on the basic principles of pointed pen calligraphy before introducing some classically inspired holiday themed flourishes. We will focus on building compound illustrations comprised of simpler individual elements. This is a great way to take your decor and card making to the next level! All materials included.

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Broad Edge Scripts W-CG110

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $70.00

This workshop is a follow up to the introductory course and students should be familiar with how to use a broad edged nib to create curved strokes. We will learn how to properly lay out a hand and examine the differences between Italic, Roman, and Gothic miniscules. A comparison of selected majuscules will follow. Our goal will be to produce a simple quote on card stock.

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Watercolor Garden Level II W-CG111

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Students in this class will build on the floral painting skills they learned in the introductory workshop, starting with more complicated flowers and moving onto full page compositions. A general knowledge of how to use water color paints and some practice with variable pressure techniques is a good base for this class. All materials will be provided but feel free to supplement with your own supplies.

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Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy W-CG205

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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.

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Watercolor Calligraphy W-CG207

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Thur 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

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.

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Bad Words in Pretty Lettering W-CG209

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Thur 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $45.00

Non-Member: $60.00

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.

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Intro to Broad Edge Calligraphy W-CG210

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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.

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Calligraphic Drawing W-CG211

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Wed 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

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.

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Copperplate Calligraphy W-CG212

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Tues 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $75.00

This intermediate level calligraphy course assumes prior knowledge of how to use a dip pen with a pointed nib, though students may also use a brush marker if preferred. Copperplate is a lovely, traditional hand that stems from English Roundhand and was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The contrast between elegant hairlines and gentle swells will take your calligraphy to a more formal level while preserving legibility. This hand-on class will use black or brown inks that may stain clothing.

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Watercolor Garden W-PT801

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Wed 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $75.00

This beginning watercolor class will focus on learning brush strokes common to several leaves and flowers. We will explore various methods of color blending and ways to achieve texture. Loose florals are perfect for both anyone new to watercolor and those with some experience. All materials provided but you are welcome to bring your favorites, too!

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Teen Brush Lettering for Beginners Workshop! New!!! W-TN109

Instructor: Griffin, Margot

Day of Week: Mon 5:00 PM - 7:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $45.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

This 2 hour workshop is the perfect introduction to modern Calligraphy, which not only creates beautiful lettering but can be used as a mindfulness tool too! Using pencils and then brush markers, we will start with the basic principals and strokes before moving on to print and cursive letter forms. All supplies are included and no experience or even good handwriting is necessary to learn this traditional art. Ages 11-16

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