Calligraphy Workshop

Last Saturday, I took a calligraphy workshop taught by Jenna Rainey of Monvoir and hosted by Oh, Hello Friend in Fullerton. I recently tried to teach myself and I gave up after one day, so obviously I needed some help learning.

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The workshop was 2 hours and the $75 fee included supplies (ink, penholder, nib, practice paper, alphabet template) and snacks.

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Left: Jenna’s alphabet (copyrighted, btw). Right: Cute wall decor at the Oh, Hello Friend studio

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First we learned technique, then we practiced various strokes, then we traced, and finally, we practiced our own lettering (photo above right obviously traced).

Calligraphy is a lot harder than it looks (for me, I feel like the lettering is harder than the actual technique!), but I’m excited to practice. Buying more paper tomorrow… wish me luck!

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