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Modern Brush Calligraphy


Sunday, October 21     12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Jeanine Alexander

Using a modern writing instrument — a double-ended monoline/brush marker — you will first learn a basic cursive script with the monoline tool. Soon you will be making the same strokes with the brush markers and learning how to create beautiful thick and thin strokes with the application of pressure to the brush tool. As the afternoon progresses you will be encouraged to make even more elegant letters as you learn about letter spacing and flourishes within words and short phrases.

Learn your alphabet in a whole new way and begin to enjoy the art and craft of hand lettering. How to use watercolours and artist brushes for lettering will also be demonstrated. Some supplies will be made available for in-class projects and experimentation.

About the Instructor:  Jeanine Alexander is an active member of the Edmonton Calligraphy Society. She was a founding member in 1986. She is an active volunteer in the Mill Woods community and has returned to teaching calligraphy and studying letters as an artform in her retirement.

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • Tombow Dual brush marker (or set)
  • Rhodia or Clairefontaine grid or dot pad (8.5x11” minimum, larger is better)
  • Canson XL mixed media or watercolour (smoothest is best) coil-bound sketchbook
  • For your convenience it is a good plan to bring a pencil, eraser, scissors and a ruler or small T-square

*Please bring art clothes, hand-/tea towel, notebook, snack, & drink.

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