Monday, October 21, 2013

Type Camp Calligraphy Workshop

Type Camp presents its second calligraphy workshop and this time it is double the fun, as it takes place over two Saturdays, October 26 and November 9. The event is hosted at the fashionable Fluevog location in Gastown, responsible for some of the most unique and trendy shoes on the planet (as an added bonus attendees will get 15% off their purchases on the camp days).

Calligraphy has got a strong comeback recently, decorating and embellishing logos, websites, book covers, posters, business and greeting cards. While it can be a helpful skill in a graphic designer's job, it does not need to be limited to the experts: anybody can take advantage of a beautifully penned script, which, I can attest, can be achieved by the end of the workshop. It can be used for anything from decorating gift wraps and preserves jars, to creating your own works of art or even entire accent walls. What you do with beautiful letters can only be limited by your own imagination.

The workshop will cover a wide range of techniques, including italic hand and brushwork, which then can be used in fun experiments. Throughout the entire process, you will be taught and guided by Seattle script designer Laura Worthington and Vancouver award-winning calligrapher Martin Jackson. The team will be completed by Shelley Gruendler, the Camp Master, who will help refine your creative process and cheer you up with her bubbly personality when your brush stroke gets out of control.

No experience is necessary, nor are computers: this is a great opportunity to get away from the screen, get your hands dirty and have fun. Supplies are included in the cost of the camp ($329 for both days). The registration is closing soon, on October 24, and there are just a couple of spots left, so make sure to act swiftly. You can find more details here.

Calligraphy workshop, April 2013, Vancouver

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