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Modern Playful Handwriting, Nov. 7 & 14, 2020

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$100 – $130

Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild OnlineWorkshop

Modern Playful Handwriting
(Copperplate Variations)

with Julie Wildman

November 7 & 14, 2020
10am-4pm, MST (with 1 hour lunch break and morning/afternoon breaks)
Members: $100
Non-members: $130 (includes a one year membership to Colorado Calligrapher’s Guild)
20 students maximum
All levels welcome
Workshop Description
Starting with the pointed pen, students will begin exploring the basic strokes and lowercase letters from the traditional copperplate hand. We will then move on to some exercises that break the rules of the traditional to give us the more modern, playful look. On the second day, we will try the pointed brush and begin writing quotes in small compositions, using color and other inks.
This is an online Zoom class with full interaction with the instructor during class time. If possible, students should have two devices available so the instructor can see faces and work surfaces. A Zoom link will be sent to all participants a few days before the workshop. If you haven’t used Zoom yet, we will have a tech session offered before the workshop to show you how to use it. This workshop will be recorded and participants will be sent a link afterward to access online anytime.
Instructor Biography
Julie Wildman is a calligrapher, graphic designer and instructor. She works from her studio in northwest Indiana, near Chicago. 
She loves line, shape, color, texture, paper, ink, and paint and often can’t believe she gets to play with them for a living! She enthusiastically shares her love of “beautiful writing” with young and old by teaching calligraphy for staff development classes, on-site promotional events, community programs and personal growth workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, and currently on Zoom for people all over the world!
For a complete curriculum vitae, please visit her website at https://www.wildmandesigns.com.
To Register: Go to use the link below or send a check payable to Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild, PO Box 102672, Denver, CO 80250-2672. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that registration is non-refundable unless your spot can be filled from the waiting list or a substitute provided by the enrollee. For a list of workshop policies, go to https://www.coloradocalligraphers.com/about-2/policies/. Please contact Ann Hiemstra at ahiemstra81@gmail.com with questions.
Supply List
• 9 x 12 pad of MARKER LAYOUT paper (50 sheets minimum. Must be paper that doesn’t bleed when using ink and is translucent.) Suggested brands: Bienfang Graphics 360, Canson Pro-Layout Marker)
• Your favorite pointed nibs and a holder
• Some sumi and/or walnut ink
• Pentel Color Brush or a Winsor & Newton Series 7, Size 2 Sable
• Pencil with eraser
• Aquash or Koi Water Brush (medium size) – You don’t need this if you have a regular pointed brush
• A few half or quarter sheets of your favorite nice papers. (Suggestions: Arches Text Wove, Nideggen, Bugra, Tiziano, Canson Mi-Tientes, any cold press watercolor paper)
• Some watercolors
• Ruler
• Some favorite quotes
• Water container
• Roll of paper towels


November 7
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$100 – $130
Event Category:


Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild


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