We are delighted to add Beginners Modern Calligraphy to our workshop listings. These workshops will be run by calligraphy expert; Stacy Oakley.
Stacy is an independent calligrapher working from her home studio in Surrey. She was introduced to calligraphy in 2015 and has been working tirelessly to perfect her craft since then. In a world where modern lettering is becoming increasingly popular, she focuses on making the 'pretty, readable' - her main bug bear is writing that looks nice but can't be understood. Her work borders the lines between traditional and modern lettering, and has been used at weddings and events around the UK. In 2018, Stacy launched her first workshop, teaching beginners the basics of calligraphy with great success.
See more of Stacys work over on her instagram @socalligraphyuk
About this workshop
This class aims to teach absolute beginners the basic principles of calligraphy. You will discover that 'normal' handwriting style / quality is irrelevant as calligraphy looks at a combination of strokes to form letters and words. Calligraphy takes a lot of time and practice to master, but you will come away having seen real progress, and will hopefully be inspired to practice further.
Each participant will receive and take home:
- Oblique pen holder
- Pot of Ink
- Guideline sheet
- Alphabet examplar
- Workbook to guide practice
- Practice paper
All materials included along with tea, coffee and cakes.
If you have any special dietry requirements please feel free to bring a snack along with you.
Beginners Calligraphy Workshop
Location: Lightwater, Surrey GU18 5UZ
10am - 12pm approx.
Arrival: We advise you aim to arrive at Folly Lodge 15 minutes before the start time of your class to allow time to find parking. We have space for approx 4/5 cars at Folly Lodge, once these are full there is parking in the layby outside or alternatively on the road opposite, Lightwater Road, there is on street parking and you can walk over to Folly Lodge. Sara, will be there to meet everyone and take them down to the studio 10 minutes before the class start time.
Equipment: The kettle will be on, cakes will be on the cake stand and all materials and equipment are provided.