Date(s) - 04/26/2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Art & Soul
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Wondering about the difference between Hand Lettering and Calligraphy?Writing in calligraphy involves using a dip pen with a nib and ink to create thick and thin lines using varying degrees of pressure, all in a single stroke. Downstrokes are thick, while upstrokes are kept thin, light and airy. Calligraphy takes a certain discipline to learn, and is something one must practice consistently to create “muscle memory” of certain strokes.
Hand Lettering uses the sames principles of thick downstrokes and light upstrokes, but is written with a pen of some kind rather than a nib and ink. Sharpies, brush pens, and gel pens are often used to create hand lettering.
Like calligraphy, hand lettering also requires discipline. It’s a completely different form of discipline, as it is drawing letters as opposed to writing them, and is often very decorative. You also often have more control over the letters with hand lettering as opposed to calligraphy. For that reason especially, hand lettering can be a great alternative for projects that are too large for calligraphy, such as large chalkboards and other signage.
No previous experience required.
• If you and a friend are both purchasing, please include their name in the comments so we can seat you together!
• You will receive a reminder email the week of the workshop with details from the instructor.