Brush Lettering for the New and Curious

Monday 22nd January 2018

Starts at 6.30pm

If your first question is, "what's brush lettering?", you've come to the right place.

Join stationer, illustrator, modern calligrapher and Carousel favourite, Alice Gabb, for a fascinating insight into the art of traditional calligraphy. Brush lettering is actually more of a tribute to the real thing, which is good news for beginners as it takes less time to master but looks just as rad. Over the course of the workshop, you'll learn all about letterforms through a series of practice exercises before tackling your own name* or a favourite quote.

Alice is always on hand for guidance and she'll even send you home with your very own 'brush lettering starter kit' after the class, so you can hone your newfound skills in the comfort of your own study (or keep).

Teas and coffees are on the house throughout, though too much caffeine isn't advisable; steady hands are essential, as are a) patience, and b) clothes you don't mind getting dirty (Alice uses permanent ink, you see).

The only other thing you need to know is that the art of brush lettering, like using scissors and writing with ballpoint pens, is a little trickier for left-handers. But it's by no means impossible and well worth those few early smudges.

Good luck!

*if you're Greek, probably best to stick with a nickname to begin with...


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