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Crazy Name Calligraphy – Summer Family Workshop
August 12, 2017 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm£5
Crazy Name Calligraphy
Join us for this Crazy Name fun, family workshop. Children will experiment with feather quills, steel pens, and ink and learn to write their names using swirly calligraphy techniques!
Begin in the exhibition space and an introduction to a brief history of the pen trade in Birmingham, feather quill to fountain pen to the typewriter and be introduced to materials for the day. In workshop room, we will demonstrate how to use a feather quill and steel pen.
Fill a sheet of lined paper with lots of different ways of writing your name, including big writing, spidery writing, tiny writing, curly whirly writing, wide letters, tall letters, sloped letters, name backward. Learn some calligraphy techniques, lower case, and upper case letters and then practice on paper. Watch a demonstration of how to write names with calligraphy text as children then write their own using calligraphy text, adding ‘flourishes’ with thick and thin stroke
The Workshop is aimed at ages 7-12. Cost is per child, accompanying adults are free of charge.
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