• Foundational Hand for Beginners: One-Day Workshop - 18 May 2024
The Foundational Hand is the ideal script when embarking on learning calligraphy as it underpins the lettering in many other calligraphy scripts. It is a simple and elegant script and has many uses.

In this one-day workshop at Inkt you will learn good construction of the lowercase letters of the Foundational Hand using a Parallel Pen, which will be provided to you. It is the ideal pen when learning as the ink flows from the pen without having to worry about dip pens and ink at this early stage. The Parallel Pen nib you will be using (3.8mm) is quite large which is important when learning as you will have more pen control with a larger nib size. As you become more experienced, you’ll be able to write with smaller nibs and dip pens.

In this workshop you’ll learn Calligraphy Terminology, how to hold the pen correctly, the correct pen angles used, how to rule up lines, the number order and direction of each stroke to form each letter, correct spacing of letters, words and numerals.  

Once you have been guided through the basics, it is important to follow up with practising this script so that you can then write with style and confidence. Although Roman Capitals will not be taught in this workshop you will get see how they are constructed and receive an exemplar of these capitals to use for practice. You will receive comprehensive handouts and guide sheets at the commencement of the workshop. All students will receive individual attention.  Lefties are welcome too. If you are a leftie please let us know when you sign up. Pen, ink, A3 layout pad, and supplies provided.

Coffee and tea will be available. Students are responsible for their own lunch. 

Class size limited to 5 students. Fee is non-refundable and the workshop date selected cannot be changed.   

Workshop time:  10am - 3pm (please arrive by 9:45am to get set up).

Advance booking prior to the date of the workshop is required to enable us to prepare the materials and setup in advance. 

If you have signed up for a class but are feeling unwell please notify us beforehand and we will either find another class for you in the future or refund your fee. Please do not come to the workshop if you're sick. 

Classes are held at Inkt in Whanganui, 17 Victoria Avenue.  

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Foundational Hand for Beginners: One-Day Workshop - 18 May 2024

  • Brand: Inkt
  • Availability:In Stock
  • $120.00

  • Ex GST:$104.35