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Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

8-Session Daytime Course on Zoom

Saturday, April 17 to June 12, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET (no class May 29)
Code: 1V00PN
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$235 - Member
$265 - Non-Member
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NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 16, 2021.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The elegant script, commonly known as Copperplate, is unmatched in its usefulness for social stationery. The rhythm and grace of the letterform is used on invitations, menus, and place cards, and can take your personal correspondence to a whole new level.

This beautiful script will be explored methodically throughout these class sessions. Starting from the beginning with basic tools and mechanics, students discover what is needed to develop their skills and how to recognize the small details that make this style of writing so appealing. They will also learn to work with color, how to use this hand in different sizes and in various applications—from writing in a simple format to working on a more artistic expression of a text. No prior calligraphy experience is needed.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • The instructor is Sharmila Karamchandani.
  • 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each (no class May 29)
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

PATRON INFORMATION

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
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This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.