All photos courtesy of Hannah Ruth Photography
BROOKE HOLDEN CALLIGRAPHY
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA
SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 | 10 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Brooke Holden Calligraphy held its first workshop in Myrtle Beach and I am still floating!
The turnout was great and the fellowship was even better.
I felt like I had been preparing for that class my whole life. It came very natural to me because I could see a glimpse of myself in each of my students.
I was able to share with others the intimidation I felt first starting out, yet able to reassure them that with practice comes progress.
After thumbing through the workbook, we began our first exercise: One Letter 100 Ways. Students were impressed with faux calligraphy ((Who doesn’t love faux calligraphy?!)) and were able to choose from a variety of pens and markers. I wanted them to see that the end result of faux calligraphy is not the tool; it’s the technique.
Next, we learned how to “lift the pen.” It was eye-opening for the students, as it was for me when I learned. I remember it being an “aha” moment. I was so excited to see that same light switch turn on for them like it did for me!
Students learned another cool style similar to faux calligraphy but less time-consuming. After showing different styles of lettering and explaining each technique, we were able to discuss tools of the trade and more.
The workshop lasted two hours, but I could have kept talking with them forever. I found myself entirely in my element. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity and look forward to sharing my passion of calligraphy and lettering with so many more!
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