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Write a Beautiful Letter Workshop
A letter is the most generous gift you can give someone. The gift of a letter gives the recipient a moment to pause and exist within the space and connection between letter-writer and recipient. In a world where most of us are plugged into the digital world for most communications and we even pay our bills online, the lost art of handwritten letters is a tragedy worthy of revolt. It is time to write a beautiful letter.
The class will focus on writing a beautiful letter. We will: hand-make envelopes from everyday supplies; artfully address an envelope with calligraphic typography; focus on raw, beautiful materials; learn the art of storytelling in letter-writing; read ancient letters for inspiration; unleash authentic language in letters; discover how to extract inspiration for artists and writers in the after-thought of letter-writing; implement systems to find time to write letters in today’s busy world.
Each student will leave with very beautiful supplies, but more importantly, students will leave with a refreshed or new deeply-felt sense of connection. No prerequisites, all levels are welcome. At its core, this class is about connection.
Next workshop at Port Townsend School of the Arts,
This class will really dive deep into the art of letter writing. I am so excited about extending the length of this class. The reviews of my classes have been unanimous, longer longer longer. So, here we are! Come get into your letters with me! We have so much to write together. (Read what my students have said about my classes! I’m so delighted to share their experience with you.)
Five 3-hour sessions Thursday mornings in October-November
October 4th, October 11th, October 18th, October 25th, and November 1st.
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Photographs by Jen Lee Light
Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy
Using the ancient dip pen and black sumi ink, come discover the joy and beauty of calligraphy and the calming meditation of letterforms. Each student will learn the basic alphabet in classic cursive calligraphy as the foundation to experiment and add their own creative flair. We might get ink on our hands, we will hear the delicate scratching of the nib on paper, we will connect deeply with the letters we already use and read daily. Students will spend the duration of the class learning to shape letterforms with the pointed pen and ink.
This is an introduction class, for beginners. We will begin with strokes, move to letterforms, and begin to write words. By the end of the class, students will have the knowledge to write their name beautifully, or a favorite quote or short poem, artistically.
Each student will leave class with a more confident ability to write beautifully, to understand the letters used in nearly every application of life, and more importantly, a set of supplies to write beautifully anywhere anytime.
Students must have a basic understanding of letters and cursive script. No other prerequisites necessary, all are welcome. (Read what my students have said about my classes! I’m so delighted to share their experience with you.)
Next Class: Port Townsend School of the Arts, 11am - 3 pm, 28 October 2018
Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts: Date and time to be determined, sign up for my newsletter for updates!
Continuing Pointed Pen Calligraphy
Deepen your relationship with calligraphic form and continue your path with the pointed pen. This class is for all levels of intermediate, budding calligraphers, who have been to a class and understand the basics. Get in touch with me at email@example.com if you’re not sure about your pre-requisite experience, or sign up for my Introduction Class (see above).
An all new supplies kit will be compatible with your current supplies if you’ve already taken a class with me, and will be perfect for you if you don’t have any of your old supplies. The full kit is optional (the basic kit for continuing calligraphic form is necessary), if you have your own supplies, bring them, too! We will be gathering to practice together and talk about our love for ancient dip pens and old fashioned letters. If you like connecting, if you like the days of yore, if you like the meditation of calligraphy, if you’ve taken a calligraphy class before, join us!
Please let us know in advance if you’re left handed.
Next Continuing Pointed Pen Calligraphy Class, (for intermediates only!): Port Townsend School of the Arts, Thursday mornings in November, 10 am to 1 pm.
8 November 2018, 15 November 2018, skip Thanksgiving, reunite 29 November
Arrange a truly memorable private workshop for your friends or co-workers or family.
Private Calligraphy or Handwriting Tutoring
“My private lessons are everything I imagined them to be and much more. Lindsey provided the tools and the patterns, a specific style of calligraphy that I was drawn to and felt I could master. There was no pressure or sense of ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ Lindsey encourages creativity. All her suggestions are positive and aimed at making the student feel confident and proud of whatever they accomplish.” —excerpt from Joanne Clarkson’s words
Hire me to calligraph for your next event. I love love love dressing up to match the events for which I'm hired.
Some of my favorite ideas:
FOR YOUR WEDDING: I set up my beautiful, elegant event table (milled and made by my favorite artistic builder, Cody Wayland of Wayland Constructive), either at your pre-ceremony gathering or at the reception and your guests approach my table and give me a short martial tidbit of wisdom from their experience, or perhaps a bit of wisdom from any experience they wish to impart to the wedding couple. I calligraph each word beautifully into a book for YOU.
FOR YOUR CORPORATE EVENT: a similar set up, with my elegant event table and we can discuss ideas for the artistic calligraphic element of your event.