Thursday, 13 November 2014

Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop at The Figge in January!

I am so very excited to be offering a beginning course in calligraphy this coming January at The Figge. Please check out there education website for this course and others coming up by CLICKING HERE.


Instructor: Amy Nielsen
Saturday, January 17, 10 am-2 pm   
$40/member; $50/non-member

Here is the list of supplies:
Two 3.5 size black Marvy or other brand felt tip calligraphy markers
2 double-ended calligraphy markers (1 black and one color)
1 each Schaefer or other brand 3 nib calligraphic fountain pen set with ink cartridges
1 each calligraphy practice paper pad and or
3-4 sheets quality writing papers (white or soft colors)
Regular white 8 ½ X 11 computer paper (Bring lots because this is what we will practice on) 
Most of all bring a smile and lots of patience with yourself as this is an art where you must practice, practice, practice  

**Students should bring a sack lunch

Take your handwriting from ordinary to extraordinary! Quad City artist and calligrapher Amy Nielsen will lead students in a creative study of the formal alphabet, which is one of the most important basic alphabets in western calligraphy. Using steel and felt-tipped pens, you’ll develop an understanding of all the basics to be able to write a formal alphabet with a flourish!