The Unexpected Joy of the Unknown – Penfriend’s Calligraphy & Art

R3 269.00

The Unexpected Joy of the Unknown.

In these sessions we will: 
  • Rethink the creative process using colour, letterform and design.
  • Create a series of ‘spontaneous’ work from ideas developed in class.
  • Make a few ‘craft books’ with ‘SLOW’ designs and drawing.

 

In these sessions we will be studying:

  • The elegance and beauty of Roman Lettering.
  • The fine detail and creative moments of various Masters of Foundational Hand Calligraphy.
Suggested list of art materials:
  • Faber-Castell Graphite Pencils OR Faber-Castell Mechanical Pencil.
  • Water Brush (Round).
  • Ecoline Brush Pens (OPTIONAL).
  • Black Micron fine liners.
  • Tape & scraps of coloured paper.
  • Watercolour book.
  • Daniel Smith Watercolours: Goethite Brown, Sap Green, Lunar Blue.
  • OR Daniel Smith dot card (238 Colours).
  • At least 2 sizes Parallel pens.

 

The course can be purchased from Anne-Marie. (See contact information below).

 

Please note, course does not include art materials.

Goethite – Brown Ochre 15ml Tube – DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor
1 × Watercolour Half Pans & Tubes - Daniel Smith

2 in Stock

Sap Green 15ml Tube – DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor
1 × Watercolour Half Pans & Tubes - Daniel Smith

6 in Stock

Lunar Blue 15ml Tube – DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor
1 × Watercolour Half Pans & Tubes - Daniel Smith

5 in Stock

Graphite pencil Castell 9000 B
1 × Castell 9000 Graphite Single Pencils - Faber-Castell - B

28 in Stock

Graphite pencil Castell 9000 H
1 × Castell 9000 Graphite Single Pencils - Faber-Castell - H

24 in Stock

Graphite pencil Castell 9000 F
1 × Castell 9000 Graphite Single Pencils - Faber-Castell - F

43 in Stock

prime-art-water-brush
1 × Water Brush - Prime Art - Round

5 in Stock

Royal-Talens-Turquoise-Green-661-Ecoline-Brush-Pen
1 × Ecoline Brush Pens - Singles - Royal Talens - Turquoise Green (661)

3 in Stock

Royal-Talens-Light-Green-601-Ecoline-Brush-Pen
1 × Ecoline Brush Pens - Singles - Royal Talens - Light Green (601)

2 in Stock

Royal-Talens-Deep-Orange-237-Ecoline-Brush-Pen
1 × Ecoline Brush Pens - Singles - Royal Talens - Deep Orange (237)

3 in Stock

Royal-Talens-Saffron-Yellow-245-Ecoline-Brush-Pen
1 × Ecoline Brush Pens - Singles - Royal Talens - Saffron Yellow (245)

4 in Stock

Royal-Talens-Mahogany-441-Ecoline-Brush-Pen
1 × Ecoline Brush Pens - Singles - Royal Talens - Mahogany (441)

4 in Stock

Pigma Micron Black Barrel Limited Edition 100th Anniversary 5 Black Pen Set
1 × Pigma Micron Pen Sets – Sakura

Sold out

hahnemuhle-watercolour-book-black-cover-portrait-a5
1 × Watercolour Books - Hahnemühle

2 in Stock

Tombow-Removable-Adhesive-Tape-PN-MK
1 × Removable Adhesive Tape - Tombow - Removable Adhesive Tape

4 in Stock

Pilot Parallel Pens FP3 Pink Cap
1 × Pilot Parallel Pens FP3 | Refillable Calligraphy Pens - Pink Cap - 3.0mm

4 in Stock

Pilot Parallel Pens FP3 Blue Cap
1 × Pilot Parallel Pens FP3 | Refillable Calligraphy Pens - Blue Cap - 6.0mm

2 in Stock

Sold out

Description

2023 Online Classes:

Classes take the form of Zoom sessions which include demonstrations showing various nuances of lettering, slide presentations, practice and projects. Students are encouraged to focus on ‘master calligrapher techniques’ design and (especially) creativity. The small annual exhibition in November has become a tradition. We look forward to a formal studio presentation at the end of 2023. 

Friends and students are enthusiastic supporters of various community outreach projects which include making toys, tops and scarves for children and beanies, bootees and blankets for babies at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

The group also makes cowls, scarves, blankets and beanies for rangers, guards and the wider community of Rex the Rhino Conservation Fund.  The Friends with Threads group continues to work on teddies for The Teddy Bear Foundation.

 

The Beginning:

In 1983 at the request of a group of friends, after I had completed a few months of calligraphy, I presented my first class in the dining room in my home in Houghton. No studio, very little equipment and 5 students. As a qualified teacher I realized that there was a need to develop creative courses for adults and children alike. 

Since those small beginnings I studied through the Roehampton College completing Foundational with tutor Margaret Daubney. I was a founder member of the calligraphy society and the teachers’ guild. I have since furthered my calligraphic studies with such tutors as Denys Taipele, Dick Beasley, Brody Neuenschwander, Ewan Clayton and more recently Karl Rohrs, Yves Laterme, Lin Kerr and Massimo Pallermo. I have been fortunate to travel to America, England and Europe to participate in calligraphy conferences where I studied with such masters as Denis Brown, Gottfied Pott, Sheila Waters and David Thornton. 

Penfriends Calligraphy Studio has grown into a space where students can borrow resource material from an extensive library, view calligraphy by various calligraphy masters and enjoy learning the ancient craft in pleasant, secure surroundings. Students are encouraged to experiment and extend their creativity. 


Contact Details:

Anne-Marie Moore
Cell: 083 266 5821
Email: [email protected]

Facebook: Anne-Marie Penfriends Calligraphy

Facebook: Friends with Threads

Instagram: AMM710 & Penfriends Calligraphy

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