Online Workshop: Layout Essentials

Layout Essentials, layouts in pencil

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5:00 pm

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Online – 3 Sessions – Tuesdays, October 4, 11, and 18, 2022, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

The only way to achieve an interesting and well executed piece of calligraphy is to have a really well planned layout worked up in pencil before you begin any inking. In this workshop, we’ll work on using a T-square, using skeletal letter shapes, centering text, and utilizing thumbnail sketches to create a really effective layout for your calligraphy. We’ll discuss things to consider as you plan your layout, tips and tricks, and achieving a strong composition. If you like, come prepared with some quotes to use.

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the online session.

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Workshop Withdrawal Policy: Unless you are paying for your class with a gift card, a refund (tuition less 20%) will be issued if you withdraw from class two weeks or more prior to the beginning of class. If withdrawal occurs less than two weeks before class, no cash refund will be issued, but a studio credit voucher will be provided. Occasionally there is insufficient registration for a class to run. In such cases, registrants will be given three options:  (1) Private or semi-private lessons (with price adjustment), (2) placement for the same class held in the future at a different date and time, or (3) refund. 

Supply List (supplies not included):

Mechanical Pencil (.05)

Traditional wooden pencil 

White plastic eraser


Drawing table (or surface that will provide edge for using T-square)

Tracing vellum

Drafting brush (optional but recommended)

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Event FAQs

Will this workshop be recorded?

The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 10/04/2022 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 10/11/2022 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 10/18/2022 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
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