DOUBLE PENMANSHIP MELBOURNE - BEGINNER + ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY
*SPECIAL* Bundle: 6th of August 2017 | Beginners + Advanced Class
$550 FOR A SEAT AT BOTH CLASSES! An all-day Maybelle experience. Use your morning to skill up and apply your skills in the afternoon under Maybelle's expert tuition.
There is no greater teacher than Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls to hold your hand through the gentle art of learning modern calligraphy. She is Martha Stewart's favourite pen (read all about her here and here) and considered a handwriting style expert with her modern, loose and unequivocally beautiful take on this traditional art form. For Maybelle, the heart of calligraphy is about finding beauty in imperfection and in learning through her distinctly modern approach you will have a renewed gratitude too.
Drawing inspiration from botanical engravings, vintage alphabet specimens, and her travels abroad, Maybelle has been known to journey to Paris for just the right calligraphy nib. What is the most wonderful discovery about Maybelle is that she is not just a top-end talent, she is gracious as well as gifted. Under her expert tuition you will rediscover the joy of the handwritten and celebrate the divinity of hand printed cards, letters and notes.
Morning: This 3 hour workshop is designed for beginners and the basics of contemporary calligraphy from A to Z are covered using Maybelle's favourite pointed pen and nib dipped into ink. The class covers letterform anatomy, writing techniques and practical applications including stationery, envelope and design. It's a class designed for those who didn't think they really could ever manage their initials, let alone a full sentence, but under Maybelle's expert tuition you will become the scribe - you won’t want to put your pen down.
Afternoon: The 3 hour workshop is designed for those with previous calligraphy experience. It's a class designed for those who have a writing practice. Maybelle has taught this class to thousands of students around the world and through her tuition you will learn so much more to add to your current practice. Please feel free to bring a special wooden object (or mirror or treasure) that you wish to paint or personalise, otherwise all materials are included. This advanced class does not include a second take home calligraphy start kit, as you'll be using your kit from the morning class. While Maybelle teaches all over the world, this is a special opportunity to take a class specially developed by stylist Megan Morton and Maybelle, just for the Australian market.
10am - 1pm + 2pm - 5pm
Sunday 6th August 2017
LOCATION: Franque - 597 Malvern Road, Toorak
Price: $550 - This includes your take home calligraphy starter kit, with everything you need to continue your work at home; Maybelle's favourite wooden barrelled point pen nib, black ink, practice booklet (it's so beautiful, your first reaction will be to resist writing in it at all!) a divine letterpress alphabet made by hand, your lined guide and practice papers. We also provide endless cups of fragrant tea and sweet treats for the morning.
Note: For more modern calligraphy inspiration read the The New Yorker article - here.
Pictures by Mariana Garcia-Katz and Caitlin Mills