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Hand Lettering: Italics Workshop with Wendy Hardy

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 18, 2019


February 28 – April 18th (no class on April 4):  6 sessions over 8 weeks

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This 6-week course moves beyond the rigid lines of blackletter to a form with many different variations. Once comfortable with a basic Italic, we will start to discover those variations. You may use the 3.8 mm Pilot Parallel Pen to start, but we will be introducing dip pens and ink. If familiar with dip pens, you may start with a Speedball C2 nib. Worksheets and paper will be supplied for the first class, and we will be discussing different options that work with our ink. Homework will be assigned weekly only to inspire practice (which will determine your level of success). This course includes instruction, demonstrations and fun calligraphic projects, with discussion around tools and best practices.

Please note there is no class on Thursday March 14 and April 4th.  The course begins February 28th and runs until April 18th (6 workshops).

Supply List: 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen (green cap) or dip pen, C2 nib & ink. Also please bring a mechanical pencil & ruler.

Supply Fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class for worksheets, handouts and projects.

About the instructor: Wendy Hardy is a Guelph based calligrapher whose love of lettering began in a high school art class. Having a BA in Literature from the University of Guelph, lettering was a natural progression as an artistic expression of Wendy’s love of words. Since 1983, she has continued her calligraphic journey with local and international workshops and instructors. She has been involved with the Royal City Calligraphy Guild for 16 years, 5 of those as president. For several years, she owned and operated Eden Place Village Glass and Gift in Eden Mills, specializing in stained glass. Through her current business, My Personal Scribe, she takes commissions for certificates, poems, quotes and mailings that long for a personal touch. She is excited to help others discover the love of lettering.


April 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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