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Classic Calligraphy – The Pointed Pen Class Feb 29- SOLD OUT

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Classic Calligraphy – The Pointed Pen Class Feb 29- SOLD OUT

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Classic Calligraphy – The Pointed Pen
Saturday, February 29th, 10:30 - 4:30PM
Instructor: Megan Goodenough

This class is a wonderful introduction to the fascinating world of classic and pointed pen calligraphy. The word calligraphy comes from ancient Greek and means beautiful writing. In the West it’s traditionally been used to describe sets of letters used in writing by hand. Different from the looser styles of Asian and modern calligraphy, these scripts are characterized by structured shapes for the characters and specific rules for spacing. The pointed pen is the focus of this class, It has a flexible nib that, with the inherent and subtle irregularities of its lines, creates a particular beauty. Explore its use with local calligrapher Megan Maksimovich while learning a basic alphabet that’s inspired by the classic Spencerian and Copperplate scripts. She’ll start with which nibs, inks, and papers work best for the beginning calligrapher. Then she’ll provide some simple exercises so you can get comfortable using the pointed pen to create thick and thin lines in a single stroke. After practicing cursive handwriting and the shaped alphabet, you can letter a favorite phrase or haiku on fine calligraphy paper. You’ll leave class with a solid foundation in shape and form for classic cursive calligraphy and with a small travel kit of supplies.

Register for both of Megan’s Pointed Pen classes and receive a $25 Two Hands Paperie gift card.

*The class is held at The Generous View Studio, 1803 South Foothills Highway, Unit B, Boulder, at the intersection of Hwy 93 and the turnoff to Eldorado Springs. It’s in a lovely setting, and it supports the Maji Safi Group, a non-profit organization working to prevent waterborne diseases in Tanzania.

Please bring the following materials:

  • Bag lunch and water bottle (30 minute break). A refrigerator and a microwave are available.
  • Optional- favorite short phrase or haiku. (Megan will bring some examples.)
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.

Instructor Bio
Megan Goodenough has loved alphabets her whole life, whether in calligraphy, books, illuminations, illustrations, or paintings. Her earliest art memory is of practicing handwriting while listening to her mom's Buddhist chanting group. Megan's love of combining art and spirit was born and, at the age of seven, she declared, "I want to be a scribe!" No wonder she was particularly drawn to Illuminated Manuscripts when she later studied art history. Illuminated Manuscripts, which are an art form found in almost every culture, consist of scared words, illustrations emoting those words, and an application of gold to literally illuminate, or to bring light to, the page and reader. Megan studied fine arts at university but it took her a while to find the training she longed for. She finally discovered it in workshops and lessons provided through old school guilds devoted to calligraphic and illuminated art. Nothing else satisfied her desire to integrate art, science, and spirit. Megan continues to take courses, study, practice, sew books, draw, and paint. "I especially love focusing on the detail work - the curve of a letter, a single stitch, a vein in a leaf. . . It basically comes down to a deep love of the arts, the written word, and books! We all have to champion something, so I guess for me it's the letter A." Learn more about Megan's work and her philosophy at www.theilluminationcollective.com.

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Calligraphy Class with Megan Goodenough 01:00

Two Hands Paperie © 2016 | Video by Katie Elliott | Song by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Enjoy a peek into the Introduction to Calligraphy Class taught by Megan Good Enough. In all of our calligraphy classes you'll recieve lots of instructions with plenty of time to play. If you want to join in the fun, sign up for one of our calligraphy classes at http://twohandspaperie.com/classes/

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