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Modern Calligraphy Follow-Along: Whimsical Letters - November 21st

$40

Modern Calligraphy Follow-Along: Whimsical Letters 

November 21st on Zoom

1 pm EST 

Instructor: Molly Suber Thorpe

Join us for a live presentation and Q&A streamed via Zoom! Master calligrapher Molly Suber Thorpe will be demonstrating techniques for adding whimsy to your calligraphy. You can follow along from home with her printable class materials.

DESCRIPTION

Join us at Studio Carta for a live presentation and Q&A streamed via Zoom. Watch Molly demonstrate a number of techniques for adding whimsy to your calligraphy, to create playful variations in your lettering styles. You can follow along with live, from home! Attendees will receive a printable PDF of class materials, making it easy to follow along with your own calligraphy supplies.

This follow-along is intended for early intermediate calligraphers and beyond. You do not need to have years of experience to follow along, but a basic proficiency in pointed pen calligraphy is required. Whether you've taught yourself or learned from a teacher, if you can use a pointed dip calligraphy pen and write full words, then you will be able to follow along with this demonstration.

We hope to see you there! We’re aware that many people will tune in from around the world, so please make use of this timezone converter to determine what 1:00 pm Boston time is where you live! Molly will be teaching from her studio in Athens, Greece, and I will broadcast from our Boston studio.


HOW IT WORKS


— After you enroll, you will receive an email which contains:

  • A Zoom link you will use to log in on October 17th
  • A link to download your printable class materials

— During the demonstration, you will be able to see Molly's hands writing, and a close-up view of her paper.

— The event will run for 90 minutes. There will be a break in the middle of the demonstration for questions, and more Q&A time at the end. 

Tools & Supplies

We designed this class specifically so that you do not need to purchase any special tools or paper in order to follow along with my demonstration. You can use basic tools you already have, which we listed below.

REQUIRED TOOLS:

  • Calligraphy pen holder
    Oblique or straight – whichever you prefer!
  • Pointed nib of your choice 
  • Ink
  • White paper
    Choose translucent paper if you want to use the printable grid paper I’ll email you in advance of the class!

SHOPPING FOR SUPPLIES:

Below are a selection of tried-and-true tools that all fulfill the requirements for this workshop. As stated above, you do not need these specific supplies, so long as you have pen, ink, and paper that you like to use!

Pen holders: 
Ziller oblique holder from Paper & Ink Arts
Tachikawa straight holder from Paper & Ink Arts
Tachikawa straight holder from Amazon

Pointed nib:
Pointed nibs from Paper & Ink Arts
Zebra G nibs from Amazon

Ink:
Sumi ink from Paper & Ink Arts
Sumi ink from Amazon

Paper:
Translucent layout bond from Paper & Ink Arts
Translucent layout bond from Amazon

 

FAQ

Will this class be recorded so I can rewatch it later?

No, this class is live-streamed only.

Do I need any special tools or supplies to follow along?
For this class, you will need: paper, ink, and a calligraphy pen of your choice. You can absolutely use calligraphy tools you already have, or you can purchase supplies using the supplies list above. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to molly@mollysuberthorpe.com Feel free to send a photo if your question regards a specific tool!

I’m a total beginner to calligraphy. Can I still follow along?
This follow-along is not intended for people who have never done calligraphy. It is intended for early intermediate calligraphers and beyond. You do not need to have years of experience to follow along, but a basic proficiency in pointed pen calligraphy is required. Whether you've taught yourself or learned from a teacher, if you can use a pointed dip calligraphy pen and write full words, then you will be able to follow along with this demonstration.

I’m left-handed. Can I still follow along?
Yes! As stated above, this follow-along is intended for anyone who is already proficient in pointed pen calligraphy, so whether you’re right- or left-handed, the techniques I demonstrate will apply to you.

Will I be able to see your hands writing in the live stream?
Yes! You will be able to see my hands as I work!

Do I need a webcam that shows my hands in the live stream?
No, you do not need a webcam setup that shows your hands. This will not a workshop where I will need to see your hands as you write. During the Q&A period at the end of class, you will be able to show me your paper (which you can simply hold up in front of your camera!) if you have specific questions or want specific feedback!

Can I get a refund if I can’t attend?
Yes, but only up to 5 days prior to the class date (October 12th). Although this is an online course, there are a limited number of spots because I will interact with students during the Q&A period.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Molly Suber Thorpe is a hand lettering artist whose focus is on editorial calligraphy work and educational content. Her clients include Google Arts & Culture, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Michael Kors, and her work has appeared in such publications as the LA Times, The Guardian, and Buzzfeed. She has written three books for calligraphers and loves to teach. In addition to conducting in-person calligraphy workshops in the United States and Europe, Molly is a Skillshare Top Teacher and produces learning tools for her calligraphy newsletter subscribers. Molly lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband and their incorrigible cat.

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