Introduction to Pointed Pen
Saturday, November 4th, 10:00-4:30PM
Instructor: Megan Goodenough
This class is a wonderful introduction to the pointed pen and the fascinating world of classic calligraphy. The word calligraphy comes from ancient Greek and means beautiful writing. It’s traditionally been used in the West to describe sets of letters that are written by hand. These sets, or scripts, are defined by structured shapes for the characters and by specific rules for spacing; they look different from the generally looser styles of Asian and modern calligraphy. In this class, calligrapher Megan Goodenough provides three classic alphabets for you to choose from and introduces you to the use of a pointed pen, which has a particular beauty inherent in the subtle irregularities of its lines. Megan begins the class by describing which nibs, inks, and papers work best for the beginning calligrapher. She’ll then 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 the shaped alphabet, you have the option of lettering a short phrase or haiku on fine calligraphy paper. You’ll leave class with a solid foundation in shape and form for classic calligraphy and with a clever travel kit of supplies.
*The class is held at The Generous View Studio, 1803 South Foothills Parkway, Unit B, Boulder. We’re delighted to be using the studio. 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 optional materials:
- Favorite short phrase or haiku. (Megan will bring some examples.)
- Sack lunch and water bottle (30 minute break). A refrigerator and a microwave are available.
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.
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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