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Calligraphy Colour and Composition with BerylAnne Hodgins

February 2 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For those who are familiar with at least one calligraphy alphabet and want to take it up a notch, this workshop is for you.

With the guidance of long-time calligrapher BerylAnne Hodgins, Letter Perfect Calligraphy, explore the various options and products on the market to add colour to your calligraphy as both backgrounds or by writing in colour.

In this workshop we will:
– learn how to mix gouache (opaque, highly-pigmented watermedia which works amazing for calligraphers to write with)
– use various sized watercolour brush markers to write with and to use for background washes
– learn how to design a finished piece of calligraphy from start to finish by using a light table for transferring your rough draft into your final piece
– be introduced to various papers and how your calligraphy looks like on each

Students are encouraged to bring a quote, saying, verse or word that they would like to have completed in colour as a final class project which BerylAnne will assist you in preparing. The size of the final project will fit onto an 8×10 piece of 140 lb. hot press paper which will be provided to you for this project.

If you have any calligraphy supplies that you want to bring with you to the class, you can do so. If you have watercolours, coloured pencils, markers or any other tools/products you want to bring to “play” with to assist in the design of your final piece, bring them along.

Come prepared to work up a short quote or saying of your choice as your classroom project. If you don’t have one, there will be some provided for participants from which you can chose.

Bring beverages/snacks as we will only be have a 20 minute break in the middle of the workshop. Dress comfortably and casually.

Unleash your creativity in a safe, fun and nurturing place and “Always remember how wildly capable you are!”

Payment can be made by etransfer to or through Eventbrite (link below) Cancellations only allowed before Jan. 22nd with full refund.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact BerylAnne directly at or call 403.483.7270.


February 2 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Nose Creek Valley Museum
1701 Main Street SW
Airdrie, AB T4B 1C5 Canada
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