Basic Modern Calligraphy Workshop by PapeLineCo x Naiise | 26 Sept 2015 | 2-5pm
Modern calligraphy has several different styles - copperplate, spencerian, etc. In this workshop, Enrica will be sharing more about the copperplate style.
Each participant will take home a basic kit, comprising 1 holder (right/left), 2 nibs, a jar of ink, a maruman pad, basic stroke, uppercase, lowercase and guide sheets.
There are many ways to hold a pointed pen. Typically, each writer has his / her own way in holding a calligraphy pen. In this workshop, Enrica will show you the standard way to hold the pen, but as you progress along with more practice, you may find your preference and style in holding the pen.
Some people say that nibs are treasure in calligraphy. There's a wide variant of pen nibs - some of them very hard to find. There are flexible nibs and non-flexible nibs. Each participant will take home 1 flexi nib and 1 non-flexi/standard nib to start writing. Cleaning the nib is a must to help the nib long last.
Basic stroke/ drills are very important to start writing. There are many kinds of drills needed to start writing modern calligraphy. From all the basic strokes we can form a letter. Participants must get used to these basic strokes before start writing all the letters.
Copperplate is known by its slant. The guide sheet will help each calligrapher write in the same slant (copperplate uses mostly 55° for the slant). The guide sheet is usually placed under the paper that we use to write.