Introducing “All that Glitters,” a beginner-level modern calligraphy class, featuring two of my favorite gold inks! Finding an authentic gold ink can be tricky because they’re either too yellow or too bronze. But we take all the guesswork out of it by including two tried-and-true, professional-quality gold inks that you can use for a wide variety of projects.
If you’re new to calligraphy, this beginner class will teach you everything you need to get started in contemporary, pointed-pen calligraphy using metallic inks. We’ll go over equipment (pen holders, nibs, different ink types, papers, etc.), technique (holding the pen, dipping the pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pen pressure), lowercase letterforms, basic layouts and troubleshooting.
If you’ve already taken a calligraphy class, but want to take your skills to the next level, this class is a great way to do that. Everything looks better in gold—and calligraphy is no exception! This class will serve as a great refresher while building on your existing skillset. You’ll learn how to work with three different gold inks, how to write on dark paper, and even how to write on unconventional surfaces. In addition, you’ll go home with a new alphabet set to practice and two new nibs (different from my regular intro class) to add to your growing collection.
What you’ll get (and keep):
- 2.5 hours of personalized instruction
- 1 pen holder
- 2 copperplate nibs
- 2 gold inks
- 1 alphabet set
- practice paper
Investment: While this workshop is worth its weight in gold (see what we did there?), tickets are $150 per person and include a curated take-home starter kit, champagne and light snacks (yes, we consider cupcakes snacks). Feel free to bring your own food and drinks, too!
We keep class sizes limited to allow for one-on-one instruction and Q&A. Register soon to secure your spot.
Tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to future class dates once purchased, so please make sure you can attend before you buy your ticket.