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Joy Of Calligraphy (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Explore the tools of calligraphy with emphasis on the broad-nib dip pen in this interactive class. Learn how to render beautiful letterforms in the Foundational, Italic, and Uncial hands, for starters, and follow your curiosity and pleasure in experimenting with new materials and ideas. Instruction on slant, spacing, and the importance of negative...

Sunday Sep 15th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$180

5 sessions

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Holiday Calligraphy Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Adorn the holidays with the beautiful, personal touch of calligraphy. Create beautiful holiday cards, gift tags, place cards, and thank-you notes. Learn to embellish your notes with such simple holiday motifs as holly, wreaths, and candles.  A supply list will be sent.

Thursday Nov 14th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$199

4 sessions

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Left and Right Handed Beginner's Calligraphy

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Come learn the art of beautifying letters and penning handwritten thoughtful mementos! In this beginners class in calligraphy, you'll learn the basics of several different fonts, Roman, Italic, and a personal favorite of mine based off of an Arabic font - plus any that you'd like to learn! Included in learning the basics is how to practice. You'll...

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$45

Brush Calligraphy Workshop

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

This introduction to brush calligraphy course will teach you about the tools of modern brush calligraphy, basics in brushstrokes and technique, as well as cover a full alphabet. You'll leave class with all of your materials including a beautiful handwritten card to send to someone you love! If you are brand new to brush calligraphy or just looking...

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$75

Beginner Modern Calligraphy

at Be A Heart

You will be introduced to the basics of using the tools of calligraphy – pen holders, nibs and ink. Using our brand new Modern Calligraphy Workbook, you will have plenty of time to practice various letterforms to perfect your technique. Throughout the night, Erica will walk around and give individual assistance to each student to ensure that everyone...

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$99

Beginner Brush Lettering

at Be A Heart - Ravenswood 4610 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

You will be introduced to the basic tools of brush lettering for both ink and watercolor mediums. Using a workbook made especially for the class, you will have plenty of time to practice various letterforms to perfect your technique. Throughout the night, Erica will walk around and give individual assistance to each student to ensure that everyone...

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$95

Lettering Art

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn the art of hand lettering.  Experiment with a variety of lettering and calligraphic styles to create a watercolor background and an inspirational quote using hand lettering!

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$40

Calligraphy Workshop - Modern Playful Handwriting

at Bari Zaki Studio - North Center 3858 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

This is a great class for those who’d like to learn how to do some of the fun, modern scripts that abound today. Students will begin with basic strokes using a pointed nib, then learn how to make each letter. We will also work on how to join the letters in a playful way. Please bring some favorite phrases or quotes. Materials Included!

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$135

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Introduction to Calligraphy Basics

at Flying Dolphin Studio

Begin your expedition to the land of Calligraphy with calligraphy marker in hand as you learn the correct technique and form to construct the letters and numbers of the Chancery script. We will also share with you several of the trade secrets that will make the journey of becoming a scribe easier for you. Supplies Included: Calligraphy marker, folder...

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$30

Calligraphy Workshop - Lively Letters (Part 1)

at Bari Zaki Studio - North Center 3858 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

This class experiments with all sorts of tools: monoline tools, broad-edged nibs, pointed brushes, and unusual tools students will be led through a series of exercises that will focus not only on the lettering but on layout, composition, and the negative space that is created. Principles of design will be used as we discuss where the next letter or...

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$135

Calligraphy Workshop - Monoline Magic (Part 1)

at Bari Zaki Studio - North Center 3858 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613

In this class students get to explore the possibilities of the monoline letterform through a series of exercises designed to help them treat letters as shapes with positive and negative space. We will play with monoline gestural writing and distorted (or funky!) upper and lowercase letters. Along the way, we’ll pay attention to the beauty of the...

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$135
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