Wed, 01 May | Opendrawer

Enhanced Handwriting

Learn to add character to your handwriting.
Booking is Closed

Time & Location

01 May 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.

Date: Wednesday 1 May, 2019.

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm.

Class fee: $115 (plus additional materials fee)

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

What to bring:

  • HB pencil & sharpener
  • 0.5 mechanical pencil & 0.1 fineliner
  • (optional) a fountain pen or favourite writing tool

Tutor: Deirdre Hassed

Deirdre Hassed has worked professionally as a calligrapher for over thirty years in both Australia and New Zealand, undertaking all manner of work requiring hand lettering - from formal commissions for government bodies to creative artworks with the written word at their core. She draws inspiration from the world's great philosophical wisdom traditions, often setting these texts to calligraphy using traditional and contemporary techniques. 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'

Pictured: Work by Deirdre Hassed

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