Thu, 10 Jan | Opendrawer

Enhanced Handwriting

Learn to add character to your writing.
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Enhanced Handwriting

Time & Location

10 Jan 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Opendrawer, 1158 Toorak Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124, Australia

About This Workshop

Our handwriting is unique to each of us. During this workshop we will experiment with how rhythm, repetition and the tools we write with can add character and interest to our writing. You may even generate a new style of handwriting, as well as learning simple embellishments. You will be guided in this exploration by experienced calligrapher, Deirdre Hassed. No prerequisites... just your own handwriting!

Students will take home an exercise book with numerous trials enhancing their own handwriting as well as a simple handmade book showcasing different tools and techniques.

What you will learn:

  • How to free up your handwriting, adding rhythm and texture.
  • To experiment with many different writing tools (ballpoints, fountain pens, pencils, crayons, calligraphy pens, brushes etc)
  • Ideas to add interest to your writing in a journal or sketchbook.

Date: Thursday 10th January 2019.

Time: 10am-3pm.

Class fee: $115

Materials fee: $10 to be paid to tutor on the day.

What to bring: Please bring HB pencil, pencil sharpener, 0.5 mechanical pencil, 0.1 fineliner, a favourite writing tool (if you have one), a fountain pen (again, only if you have one).

Tutor: Deirdre Hassed

Deirdre Hassed has worked professionally as a calligrapher for over thirty years in both Australia and New Zealand, undertaking work ranging from formal commissions for government bodies to creative artworks with the written word at their core. Currently she is exploring printing & dyeing methods and incorporating hand stitching on paper in her artwork, along with creating texture with text. Deirdre's calligraphic work has been exhibited in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, where she has also regularly run workshops. In 2017 she published a book with her husband Craig Hassed: 'Illuminating Wisdom: words of wisdom; works of art'.

Picture Credits: Deirdre Hassed

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