Modern Calligraphy

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  • Modern Calligraphy with Carrie
    April 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Modern Calligraphy with Carrie
    May 17, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Modern Calligraphy with Carrie
    June 28, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Modern Calligraphy with Carrie
    July 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Carrie Keesling-Getz
This course introduces students to the art of modern calligraphy and guides them to discover their own unique lettering style. Carrie will provide her favorite tools, which students will take home at the end of the class to continue their practice. Additionally, each student will receive an instructional course packet filled with lettering exemplars, drills, troubleshooting tips, and Carrie’s recommendations for additional tools and resources.

Course Outline
• The origin of modern calligraphy
• The tools of the trade and how to use them
• Elements of a letter: the basic shapes
• The alphabet, and connecting letters to make words
• Developing your own style
• Adding flourishes and embellishment to your calligraphy
• Using white, metallic, and colored inks and gouache
• Tips for overcoming common mistakes
• Examples of projects you can complete at home using modern calligraphy

Materials Included
Dip pen inkwell
Speedball straight holder
Hunt oblique holder
Two #2 pencils
Layout paper, 9 x 12” pad
Higgins Eternal black ink
3 Nikko G nibs
Course packet

Materials Fee
$25 Please bring cash or make check out to Carrie Keesling-Getz.

**Please  indicate whether you are right or left-handed when signing up.

CKeeslingGetz headshot
About Carrie
Carrie Keesling-Getz operates Ricciolina*, a calligraphy and hand-lettering studio in Atlanta. Ricciolina* provides lettering for weddings and special events as well as chalk lettering for local businesses.

Carrie first came to lettering after emerging from an exhausting three years in law school. Desperate for a creative outlet, she enrolled in a few calligraphy classes and instantly was hooked. A graduate of Smith College, Carrie enjoys creating, reading, and volunteering with rescue dogs at Best Friends Atlanta. She lives in the Ormewood Park neighborhood of Atlanta with her husband and four crazy dogs.

* REACH-oh- LEE-na: curly-haired girl

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.




Venue Website:

128 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates, Georgia, 30002, United States