POST 29 // CALLIGRAPHY
LEARN CALLIGRAPHY IN 2021
by Lucy Mellor
Welcome to Lockdown Lettering!
We're delighted to welcome you to the world of Lockdown Lettering; the calming, creative, charming and very ‘on trend’ world of Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering with Mellor & Rose.
What can we all do at home to help alleviate stress and anxiety? If you like writing, doodling or making lovely cards or some inspiring words - learning the relaxing and fun art of modern calligraphy and lettering, could be just the one for you.
There are many ways and examples of showing the therapeutic benefits of Calligraphy. Calligraphy is a true meditative practice, putting us in ‘the zone’. With many of the same benefits of meditation, helping you to take you mind off our daily issues, news and struggles - making us feel relaxed and focused - leaving us mindful of the present moment. We are delighted to introduce Lockdown Lettering - where we will be sharing even more Lettering Videos and How To Videos to you all, over on our Instagram feed.
So, even if you have never tried calligraphy (or even picked up a pen for quite some time - and well… not many of us need to pick up a pen too often these days) - maybe in this present lockdown, it is a great time to take a break from our laptops phones and screens - and take up an artistic pursuit like hand lettering and drawing with a dip pen.
The good news is it is never too late and everyone can do it! Lockdown Lettering is here and we couldn't be more excited!
Calligraphy is enjoying something of a renaissance - it’s a lovely way to take a break away from our laptops in our increasingly ‘techy’ world. Even for a few hours or a short and sweet 20 minutes - hand lettering and calligraphy is great fun to do, a joy to learn along with being a truly relaxing and mindful activity. As we letter away and get into the rhythm of dipping, we become very absorbed and focused in what we’re doing in that very present - it’s a great way to get a bit of ‘me’ time with a lovely ‘outcome!’
Lockdown Lettering in...
ONLINE MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP
February 11th from 7pm till 9pm
February 18th from 7pm till 9pm
PERSONALISED WORKBOOK + ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED + 2 HOUR WORKSHOP + 2 TUTORS
So if you fancy taking some time out and trying this lovely versatile lettering style join us on one of our upcoming Online Modern Calligraphy or Brush Lettering Workshops in 2021.
Included in our Online Workshop - is our Personalised Calligraphy Workshop which includes all the materials you need and our full comprehensive starter kit. Plus, our 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with both Beverley Mellor and Polly Mellor.
In our full Starter Kit, we have a dip pen, nib, upper and lower alphabets, first words, first phrases, decorative illustrations, wall art, design templates and stationery items. With free P&P - no additional costs - everything is all wrapped up in one nice bundle all priced at £55 per person.
In our 2 hour Online Workshop we focus on firstly how to use and hold our pens. We then progress through the modern style alphabets, looking also at layout, spacing and how we can put some nice ‘energy’ into our lettering - we gradually work through projects and first pieces (there’s always some doodling and flourishing along the way!)
When we look back at the end of our 2 hours together, you will be pleasantly surprised at how far you have come!
Modern Calligraphy is so not so much about perfection - it doesn't need nor want to be perfect - leave the perfections to your iPad!
As hand lettering is very much your own ‘hand’, your own personal ‘style’ will begin to shine through. Calligraphy and generally being creative with lettering, is more about creating lovely energetic letters with a lovely flow - whether playful, informal or with a more elegant appeal - you can switch this lovely style around, play with it and have fun! Join us for a spot of Lockdown Lettering in 2021 - get in touch with Lucy Mellor to find out more.