Intro to Broad Edge Calligraphy

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Workshop details:

Saturday, March 24 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for an introductory workshop on Broad Edge Calligraphy.

In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to use an edged tool (like a Pilot Parallel Pen) to create the strokes used in Calligraphic styles.

After a short talk on the background of Calligraphic hands, we will start with learning how to make a few simple strokes and then ‘assemble’ these strokes into letters. We will then learn what makes up the essential structure of a particular script and practice a few different forms.

At the end of the workshop, you will know how letters are formed and will know how to go about studying whichever script calls out to you. We will have time for lots of questions and practice.

This is a great introductory workshop for those looking to start with broad edged calligraphy or for those wanting to refine their knowledge and learn a way to analyse scripts.

*All necessary supplies will be provided. They will be yours to keep

Salman has been practicing Calligraphy since he was a teenager. He started a serious study of Arabic and Western Calligraphy 15 years ago and has been teaching both online and in person workshops throughout Toronto for the past 5 years. He also co-hosts the monthly Toronto Calligraphy Meetup currently being held at Paper Plus Cloth every 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

As a member of the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto, Salman practices and teaches a number of scripts including Uncial, Gothic styles (Batarde, Fraktur, Blacketter (Textura)), Italic and Foundational as well as Copperplate, Engrosser's script and Spencerian. You can see examples of his work at: 

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