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Workshops

Learn the lost art of calligraphy at a #foxandflourishworkshop. We have taught hundreds of new pointed pen calligraphers and brush letterers at our regular classes, hosted at beautiful venues in Vancouver, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. These are the modern calligraphy workshops we wish had existed before.

Lefties and those with “chicken scratch” are more than welcome! We also offer private lessons for individuals and groups. Workshop gift vouchers are available to purchase in the online shop.

Vancouver Workshops

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  • Introduction to Brush Lettering / 26 Jan 2019
    $130.00 CAD


    when

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    where

    SORT Store, 2550 Stephens Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC 

    instructor

    Michelle Kwee

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop takes place at SORT in Kitsilano. Attending students will receive 10% off their store purchase.

    During this hands-on 2 hour class, you will learn the basics of modern lettering with a brush, based on the principles of traditional techniques. We will guide you through the following modules:

    — The Brush Pen: Anatomy + Angles 
    — Fundamental Brush Stroke Exercises 
    — Introductory Script Basics
    — Letter Connection + Word Creation
    — Brush + Gouache Experimentation

    No experience necessary, and all supplies are included, such as our favourite brush script tools, worksheets, and practice paper. This class is designed for the complete beginner, however those with some brush lettering experience have reported picking up useful tips at our workshops as well!

    We follow a simple step-by-step lesson plan, with lots of practise time, to ensure you leave with the right skills and tools to continue - and excel - in your future brush lettering practice.

    Terms of Bookings
    Class fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. Space is limited, and we do not keep an active waiting list. The workshop must have a minimum of 4 students before it commences, or it will be cancelled.

    If the workshop is cancelled, we will notify students via email one week in advance, and students will receive a full refund, or the option to transfer their booking to a different date.

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    4 spots open
  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy / 2 Feb 2019
    $165.00 CAD


    when

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 / 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    where

    SORT Store, 2550 Stephens Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC 

    instructor

    Michelle Kwee

    Please note: This workshop takes place at SORT in Kitsilano. Attending students will receive 10% off their store purchase.

    During this hands-on 2.5 hour class, you will learn the basics of modern pointed pen calligraphy based on the principles of traditional Copperplate techniques. We will guide you through the following modules:

    — The Tools + Pen Assembly 
    — Proper Positioning + Posture 
    — Foundational Shape Exercises 
    — Introductory Script Alphabet Basics
    — Letter Connection + Word Creation

    No experience necessary, and all supplies are included in a special take-home version of the Essential Modern Calligraphy Kit. This class is designed for the true beginner, however those with some pointed pen experience have reported picking up some useful tips at our workshops as well!

    We follow a simple step-by-step lesson plan, with lots of time to practise, to ensure you leave with the right skills and tools to continue - and excel - in your future modern calligraphy practice. 

    Terms of Bookings
    Class fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. Space is limited, and we do not keep an active waiting list. The workshop must have a minimum of 4 students before it commences, or it will be cancelled.

    If the workshop is cancelled, we will notify students via email one week in advance, and students will receive a full refund, or the option to transfer their booking to a different date.

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  • Introduction to Brush Lettering / 9 Feb 2019
    $130.00 CAD


    when

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    where

    SORT Store, 2550 Stephens Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC 

    instructor

    Michelle Kwee

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop takes place at SORT in Kitsilano. Attending students will receive 10% off their store purchase.

    During this hands-on 2 hour class, you will learn the basics of modern lettering with a brush, based on the principles of traditional techniques. We will guide you through the following modules:

    — The Brush Pen: Anatomy + Angles 
    — Fundamental Brush Stroke Exercises 
    — Introductory Script Basics
    — Letter Connection + Word Creation
    — Brush + Gouache Experimentation

    No experience necessary, and all supplies are included, such as our favourite brush script tools, worksheets, and practice paper. This class is designed for the complete beginner, however those with some brush lettering experience have reported picking up useful tips at our workshops as well!

    We follow a simple step-by-step lesson plan, with lots of practise time, to ensure you leave with the right skills and tools to continue - and excel - in your future brush lettering practice.

    Terms of Bookings
    Class fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. Space is limited, and we do not keep an active waiting list. The workshop must have a minimum of 4 students before it commences, or it will be cancelled.

    If the workshop is cancelled, we will notify students via email one week in advance, and students will receive a full refund, or the option to transfer their booking to a different date.

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    7 spots open
  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy / 23 Feb 2019
    $165.00 CAD


    when

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 / 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    where

    SORT Store, 2550 Stephens Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC 

    instructor

    Michelle Kwee

    Please note: This workshop takes place at SORT in Kitsilano. Attending students will receive 10% off their store purchase.

    During this hands-on 2.5 hour class, you will learn the basics of modern pointed pen calligraphy based on the principles of traditional Copperplate techniques. We will guide you through the following modules:

    — The Tools + Pen Assembly 
    — Proper Positioning + Posture 
    — Foundational Shape Exercises 
    — Introductory Script Alphabet Basics
    — Letter Connection + Word Creation

    No experience necessary, and all supplies are included in a special take-home version of the Essential Modern Calligraphy Kit. This class is designed for the true beginner, however those with some pointed pen experience have reported picking up some useful tips at our workshops as well!

    We follow a simple step-by-step lesson plan, with lots of time to practise, to ensure you leave with the right skills and tools to continue - and excel - in your future modern calligraphy practice. 

    Terms of Bookings
    Class fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. Space is limited, and we do not keep an active waiting list. The workshop must have a minimum of 4 students before it commences, or it will be cancelled.

    If the workshop is cancelled, we will notify students via email one week in advance, and students will receive a full refund, or the option to transfer their booking to a different date.

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    8 spots open

Melbourne Workshops

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  • Calligraphy as a Mindful Practice (at The Windsor Workshop, Melbourne) / $140 AUD


    when

    Thursday, September 14th, 2019 / 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    where

    The Windsor Workshop, Level 1, 115 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC, 3181 Australia [map]

    instructor

    Christina Luo

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - IT DOES NOT TAKE PLACE IN VANCOUVER. 

    Click the "SEE INFO" button to register for tickets via The Windsor Workshop website.

    As a new approach to calligraphy and meditation, this workshop combines the two practices into one, achieving mental focus through an artistic practise. Coordinating the flow of our breath and arm movements with the form of calligraphic letters, we will explore gestural strokes and rhythmic writing through the lens of a mindfulness practice. Using a pointed pen and ink, we will spend the morning cultivating a relaxed atmosphere, finding a connection with the self and our surroundings through the written words and marks on the page.

    No experience is necessary for this workshop. Beginners, experienced calligraphers, and anyone in between are welcome to come and explore the meditative side of your practice.

    Over a fun-filled, coffee-drinking, champagne-sipping morning, you will learn…

    • Getting to know the tools and setting up the ideal workspace and foundational calligraphy forms with a rhythmic, moment-focused emphasis.
    • Basic meditation and mindfulness techniques through a creative lens and combining the breath with physical gestures to consciously create strokes and forms.
    • Mixing overcoming self-doubt and removing fear from the practise and developing a plan for continued study and style development techniques to create your own designs.

    What You Get
    All supplies are included which includes traditional tools hand-picked by Christina – this includes a pen holder and nib to take home, along with practise paper and templates. Different types of ink and paper will also be available for use at the venue.

    You will be treated to an array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies.

    Terms of Bookings
    Please visit the Windsor Workshop registration page for full terms.

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