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Master Workshop: Modern Calligraphy with Meredith Allison
Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Discover the basics of modern calligraphy in this introductory workshop with Houston calligrapher Meredith Allison. Inspired by our current exhibition, For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America, the workshop will explore the world of pointed-pen calligraphy. Just as the sign painters in the exhibition have developed and perfected their own hand-lettering techniques through years of practice, you will begin your practice with a basic, modern calligraphy alphabet and learn drills, basic strokes, and letter forms. Discuss formatting and layout, and uncover tips on how to successfully practice your new skills. Leave equipped to continue your exploration of modern calligraphy!
No experience is necessary. Supplies will be provided. Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Registration fee is $60 for HCCC members and $75 for non-members and includes cost of instructor, materials, and administration fees. Participants will leave with pens, nibs, ink, and practice worksheets. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold.
About the Instructor
Meredith Allison Bonner has been working as a calligrapher in Houston for almost 10 years. She specializes in pointed-pen calligraphy and works most closely with custom stationer, Mesh by Alex, to provide artwork for wedding calligraphy and other special projects. In addition to other Houston wedding planners and private clients, Meredith’s corporate clients include Burberry and Tiffany & Co. Largely self-taught, Meredith attends workshops across the U.S. and is a member of the Houston Calligraphy Guild.