Location: Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th Street, Seattle, (Greenwood), WA
Great Class for Beginners! Take an in depth journey into the art of modern calligraphy with this 3-week session of calligraphy classes in Seattle. Learn how to create beautiful letterforms using pointed pens which are the style used to create Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy and are being used today by many modern calligraphers, particularly for wedding calligraphy. Week 1 learn the pen and ink, upper case and lower case alphabet. Week 2 explore connecting words, short phrases, create greeting cards and address envelopes and place cards while exploring a variety of inks. Week 3 work with sentences and layout of a quotation or short poem, work with white and metallic inks. More info.
Not Sure What Class to Take? Introduction to Calligraphy: The Pointed Pen is a great place to start with a single session, two-hour workshop. It is for absolute beginners and all students have usually have had no previous calligraphy experience. It is also great for intermediate calligraphers to focus on the individual letters, both lower case and upper case and get in some great practice in developing their own modern lettering style.
Fun & Fancy Calligraphy: The Pointed Pen (offered as both a 3 Week Course or a Weekend Workshop) is for those who know they want to not just learn how to use the pen and practice alphabet letters - as the course starts the same as the Intro class the first week, but then continues on with connecting letters, combining upper case and lower case, working on greeting cards, envelopes, and place cards. The final week of the class students work on layout and full sentences working with inspirational quotations or a short poem of their choice.
Calligraphy II is a great class for those who have take the Introduction to Calligraphy: The Pointed Pen but are ready to take it to the next step and learn how to connect letter and combine letters to make words and phrases, work with greeting cards, envelopes and place cards (essentially the 2nd week of the 3 week course!).
Are you Left- Handed? Pointed pens use the same nibs for left or right-handers with the straight penholders. Some right handers prefer an oblique penholder (students will be able to try one in class). Some left-handers might benefit from purchasing a left-handed oblique penholder here. Don't be shy if you are left-handed, the instructor has helped many left-handers learn how to create some beautiful calligraphy, and no extra tutoring is needed, please join the group class.
Upcoming Conferences & Retreats
Art and Soul Mixed Media Retreat
April 3rd - April 9th, 2017
Join other artistic souls at this fantastic artist retreat with classes and workshops by an incredible collection of instructors who are tops in their fields including: Jane Davies, Serena Barton, Jenny Doh, Mindy Lacefield, Rebekah Meier, Kitty Miller, Lulu Moonwood Murakami, Jesse Reno, Caitlin Dundon, Jacqueline Newbold, Carol Nelson, David Molder, Eric Scott, Catherine Anderson, Gina Armfield, Doris Arndt, Leslie Blackford, Denise Braun, Patti Calande, Clarissa Callesen, Ruth Chandler, Roxanne Evans Stout, Ruth Greening, Judy Gula, Chad Alice Hagen, Liz Kettle, Kelly Kilmer, Brenda Mattson, Lisa Pavelka, LeBrie Rich, Debbie Rijns, Lorra Lee Rose, Nancy Sacco, Susan Schenk, Helen Shafer Garcia, Eva Sherman, Kate Thompson, Jill Timm, Jean VanBrederode.
Attend full day, half day and evening classes in jewelry making, felting, oil painting, acrylic painting, mixed media techniques, batik, quilting, printmaking, glass etching, collage, journaling, bookbinding, assemblage, sewing and fabric arts, encaustic painting and art dolls.
I am teaching at Letters of Joy Conference - a 1-1/2 day conference held this year at Shoreline Community College, May 5th and May 6th. Even if you don't take any classes on May 6th, I highly recommend coming to the lecture and shopping the vendor market (which is open both days). The lecture on Friday night is only $5 the speaker is Louis Lemoine. The doors open at 5:30 pm, Keynote/Lecture begins at 7 pm, with reception to follow, there is also a silent auction and exhibit.
Here is a pdf link to the full Letters of Joy Conference Brochure & Registration info. I am teaching the same class in 3 sessions - Saturday, March 6th, Session I, 9:00 am - 11 am, Session II, 12:30 - 2:30pm, Session III, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Saturday classes are $100 for WOC members or $120 for Nonmembers.
Instructor Caitlin Dundon
Learn how to create simple but magical paintings using gesso and acrylics on paper. Create a base with white, tinted or black gesso. Use drybrush washes, buffing, inscribing and scraping techniques to create color and texture variations. Included are great tips on how to prep artwork to take your pointed pen, brush or edged pen lettering to the next level. Students should bring: 1" flat brush, two sheets 9" x 12" hot press watercolor paper (Arches Aquarelle, Fabriano Artistico or Bristol Board), 2-3 colors of acrylic paint, water container and paper towels. Optional: your favorite pen or brush and black/white inks. (FW white acrylic or Golden High Flow carbon black recommended.). $5 instructor fee (additional acrylics provided, black gesso, white gesso for each student).
Other classes by other instructors include:
Creating Magic with the BIC Ballpoint Pen - Louis Lemoine
Modern Rustic Lettering - Nancy Anderson
Paper Folding Techniques for Calligraphers and Designers - Jim Ballard
Tea Time Lettering - Suzie Beringer
Flex Books - Anne Bingham
Cloth and Paper Box Enclosures - Mare Blocker
Gothicized Italic - Brigitte Hefferan
Little Black Book: Gouache, Metallic and White Revealed - Karen Jeffrey
Multipurpose Monoline - Katherine Malmsten
Your Story Unfolds - Maude May
Lettering on Silk - Laura Norton
Watercolor Word Gems - Linda O'Neill
Typewriter Inspired Lettering with Folded Pens - Cora Pearl
Design and Composition: It's not rocket science - Sally Penley
Back to Back Book with Asemic Writing - Nan Robkin
Lettering on the Go: Beautiful Brush Script - Linda Schneider
Stencil Art - Rebecca Wild
Floral Inspirations - Kathy Barker
Letter Me This - Janice Berkebile
Monoprinting for Anyone - Gretchen Ehrsam
Amazing Ambigrams - Katherine Malmsten
Hebrew: A Walk Through History - Cathy Shiovitz
ALL ART IS COPYRIGHT CAITLIN DUNDON and may not be reproduced without permission. Many images are available for licensing.
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