030) Introduction to Calligraphy

Throw away the rule book and try modern calligraphy. This class will teach the use of the pointed pen with ink and gouache. You will learn a basic alphabet based on cursive handwriting and produce a short quotation on high quality paper suitable for framing. There will be an overview of materials and techniques for producing letters that dance across the page and tips and tricks for invitations and envelope addressing.
Materials charge: $35 payable to teacher at first class. Students should bring jar for water, 12 in. ruler, cheap small paint brush for mixing color and small pieces of scrap paper (any colors).