Western Calligraphy

A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner." The story of writing is one of aesthetic development framed within the technical skills, transmission speed(s) and material limitations of a person, time and place.A style of writing is described as a script, hand or alphabet.Calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not supersede the legibility of the letters. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may create all of these; characters are historically disciplined yet fluid and spontaneous, improvised at the moment of writing.

What will you get in this workshop?

  • An introduction to Western calligraphy in a 2-hour workshop
  • Learning how to work between the lines, using a special letter-type
  • Understanding the precise pen position and the details of the letter dimensions and proportions
  • Embellishment techniques using colours

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have any prior experience?

No experience is needed at all, anyone can join our programs and we will ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

We will be providing all the art material, so you don’t need to bring anything.

Can I take the calligraphy pieces I create during the program with me?

Sure, all the artwork you will be creating will belong to you.

What is the group size?

Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 people. You can also request a private workshop for your own group of a larger size at your preferred location.

Can workshops and courses be organized at a different location?

Yes, we can organize both workshops and courses at your preferred location as long as there are sufficient number of participants.
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Getting there by public transport:

From Rotterdam Central Station, take the train and get off at Station Schiedam Centrum. Then, take the metro line B in the direction of Hoek van Holland Haven, get off at Station Vlaardingen Oost, which is 12 minutes walking distance from our studio.

Instead of walking, you can also take bus number 56 in the direction of Holy-Noord and get off at Stop Rotterdamseweg, which is 1-minute walking distance from our studio.
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