Tue, 15 Jan | Opendrawer

Handwriting: Text as Texture

Learn to add character to your writing using unconventional brushes and pens.
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Handwriting: Text as Texture

Time & Location

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

About This Workshop

Beginning with your own handwriting, this workshop will explore the effects of a range of tools from brushes to conventional and handmade pens, on different paper surfaces, using a variety of inks and paints. We will be exploring the concept of ‘text as texture’, with the potential to incorporate it in your own creative works on paper or fabric later.

You'll be guided in this exploration by experienced calligrapher Deirdre Hassed. This workshop is a natural follow-on from the earlier 'Enhanced Handwriting' class run by Deirdre, but can also be taken with no prior experience.

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Time: 10am-3pm.

Class fee: $115

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

Materials: 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).

What you will learn :

  • How to prepare sumi stick ink and walnut
  • How to make your own 'Coke' pen
  • Ideas for including text in works on paper or fabric

What you will get :

  • A notebook with trials of writing and textures
  • Your own handmade pen
  • Different paper samples showcasing various tools & techniques

What to bring:

  • HB pencil and sharpener.
  • 0.5 mechanical pencil and 0.1 fineliner.
  • (Optional) A fountain pen or other favourite writing tool. Appropriate for Any skill level, ages 15+. All you need is your own handwriting.

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'.

  • Text as Texture

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