Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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Beginning Calligraphy with Ellen Niemann

In this class you will learn how to hold the calligraphy pen and pull the strokes to build the letters that form the Foundational Hand.

You will also learn about basic materials including pens, papers and inks. You will be able to create your own Valentine cards, and use your own creativity for future projects. Instructor Ellen Niemann will share plenty of examples and resources including on-line and recommended books.

Materials: Each student will receive a starter kit that includes a felt tip calligraphy pen, a set of guidelines appropriately sized for this pen, and practice paper. You will eventually want to pick up more practice paper – I use computer printer paper for practice until I am ready to really “finish” a project.

The class lasts 4 weeks – January 19 and 26, and February 2 and 9 – every Wednesday.

Arrangements will be made for snow days if needed. Each class lasts 2 hours, from 6 until 8 pm. Class size is limited to 6 people for adequate social distancing and masks are required.

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