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In his Italic Calligraphy and Colour Blending workshop, Master Calligrapher Martin Jackson will walk you through basic italics, colour blending, expressive flourishing and calligraphy in the round from his extensive experience and with materials that he has hand picked himself. During this four hour workshop you will learn how to turn thoughts, poems and quotes into written words with a voice through style and technique.
No need to bring any materials-- all of these are included in the workshop, provided by our instructor, along with tips, tricks, and where to find supplies wherever you may find yourself. Each student will leave with a set of postcards or greeting cards to take home to give to loved ones, and the supplies to continue the practice. Students of all levels are welcome.
Hurry! Only 12 spots available!
1. Speedball calligraphy pen with a metal nib
2. Two jars of acrylic ink in your colour of choice
3. Measuring tools and layout patterns
4. Blending brush
5. Up to two custom mats to frame your artwork
7. Various high quality papers for calligraphy
8. Up to 5 postcards/greeting cards
Refreshments and light snacks will be served.
You are encouraged to watch Martin's Introduction to Italics for Beginners video on his website. Feel free to watch a short film that the Creative Mornings Vancouver team had made for his talk on his love for beautiful letterforms!
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Martin Jackson was born in Sheffield, England, and emigrated to Canada in 1966. He has almost 60 years of experience as a graphic designer and calligrapher, and for over 46 years has run his own design studio in Vancouver. As one of Canada’s foremost calligraphers he has lectured and taught across Canada, the US, Japan and Europe. Among his many commissions are pieces for their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, and for the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984. He also produced the calligraphy for the wedding reception of Bill Gates. When not working on his calligraphy he is an avid nordic skier, and he collects and rears moths and butterflies.
Bio taken from Creative Mornings Vancouver Talk.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Diane Huynh is a visual designer and front end developer in Vancouver. She’s got an affinity for mobile and content first interface design, and is deeply in love with code structures and appropriately placed semicolons. She’s also a hand letterer, illustrator, and face painter.
Denise Villanueva is a Product Designer at Unbounce. She is addicted to solving user-centric problems with dozens of stickies and whiteboard markers. When she isn't working with pixels, she is playing video games or reading graphic novels. She is in love with all things type.
*All photos of Martin Jackson by Robert Schaer for Creative Mornings Vancouver
*Video courtesy of Ryan Mah of Black Rhino Creative.
**Tickets are non-refundable. However, they are transferable to another guest should you be unable to attend.