Have you ever wanted to learn calligraphy but didn’t know where to start? Well, look no further! I am offering a beginners calligraphy workshop in Los Angeles. This 3-hour workshop will teach you the basics of Los Angeles calligraphers and how to use a nib and ink to create beautiful letters. You will also learn about the history of calligraphy and how it has evolved over time. By the end of this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to start practicing calligraphy at home!
Where to Learn Calligraphy in Los Angeles
There are several great places to take calligraphy classes in Los Angeles. One option is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which offers both beginning and advanced classes. For those who want to learn at their own pace, LACMA also has a self-guided course available online. Another popular choice for calligraphy classes is the UCLA Extension program. This program offers both group classes and private instruction. Whichever route you choose, be sure to do your research and find a class that’s taught by an experienced and reputable instructor.
What You’ll Need for Your Calligraphy Class
Before you head off to your first calligraphy class, there are a few supplies you’ll need to buy. The good news is that most of these supplies are relatively inexpensive and easy to find. First, you’ll need a pen holder, which can be purchased at any art supply store. Next, you’ll need some nibs—the metal tips that attach to the pen holder and make contact with the paper. There are many different types of nibs available, but most beginners will do just fine with a basic pointed nib. Finally, you’ll need some ink. Again, there are many different types of ink available, but water-based ink is typically the best choice for beginners. Once you have all of your supplies, you’re ready to start learning!
Be prepared to practice outside of class time
If you want to improve your calligraphy skills quickly, then it is important to be prepared to practice outside of class time as well as during lessons. Many people find it helpful to set aside some time each day to work on their handwriting. Even if it is just for 15 minutes, this regular practice will help embed the concepts taught in class and allow you see progress more rapidly.
Join a calligraphy community or club.
Once you have been practicing for awhile and feel more confident with your skills, consider joining a local calligraphy community or club. These groups provide an excellent opportunity to network with other enthusiasts and learn from more experienced practitioners. They can also be great motivators when it comes time. To practice since there will be others counting on you to show up.
At the end of the workshop, you will receive a starter kit that includes a nib, pen holder, ink, and paper so that you can continue practicing at home. This workshop is limited to 10 people so that I can give everyone plenty of individual attention. The cost of the workshop is $75 per person. Register today and learn how to create beautiful letters with classic calligraphy!