Happy New Year to you all
It may be getting a little late to say Happy New Year, but it still feels fresh and exciting with all the fabulous prospects ahead!
I’m hoping you've had a good start to the year so far.
I wanted to let you know about a few things that are coming up!
See the pdf below.
Lettering or Calligraphy or whatever you choose to name the beast - it's become the new flavour of our techno times for young and the older amongst us!. Or really for some of us, it's been a fabulous place to dwell for years and the learning never stops as the art evolves into it's "modern" incarnation. Woo Hoo !!
I am now teaching classes and workshops from my studio in Hampton. The workshops are for anyone and everyone who’s interested in calligraphy, lettering and the many related artistic skills.
I have some scheduled to begin in March. To begin with it’s all about calligraphy (pen work) and lettering (Brush work) and a bit later I’ve got some arty workshops where you’ll have fun producing creating cards and Nature Printing, which is the printing objects to use as images with your calligraphy. My courses run on a Thursday evenings and weekends and are limited to approx. 6 students.
Check out the link to see what’s up: http://thegraphicquill.weebly.com/workshops.html
I am very excited to announce a new collaboration with Moya, a past RMIT student. Great at her calligraphy and more!! She has fabulous skills in copperplate in particular. Moya will be on-hand at my classes and workshops giving a helping and taking part. Stay tuned for other events we have on the drawing board!!
Here's news about RMIT
RMIT has made some changes to their course format . There is a beginners course concentrating on historical alphabets and all the technical stuff, layout etc. The other “Mastering Italic” will be also for beginners and experienced. This course will be and intensive study centered around italic and script styles and capitals of course. It’s been designed so students may return after their first course to continue studies and advance their skills. The courses has be more lettering directed and a lot of the other content will be taught as one and two day workshops. This means students will get a chance to choose the extra skills they want to add to their repertoire. The workshops will be all day events Saturdays throughout the year.
Check out the RMIT link to see what’s up: https://shortcourses.rmit.edu.au
CALLIGRAPHY & LETTERING & Related Arts
Classes & Workshops March to May 2016
Tutor: Lauchean Duncan
0417 326 406
LAUCHEAN’S HAMPTON STUDIO www.graphicquill.com.au
Mastering Italic From 17th March - 5th May 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Costs: $350
Brush Lettering 26th 27th March EASTER 2 days 10am – 4pm Costs: $350
Nature Printing 10th April $125.00 (CSV Member Price $110)
Vintage Cards Sunday 17th April $125.00 (CSV Member Price $110)
Introduction To Calligraphy 24th April $125.00 (CSV Member Price $110)
RMIT CALLIGRAPHY & LETTERING COURSES
Mastering the Art of Calligraphy and Lettering
15th March 2016 12 weeks Fee: $520.00
Fundamentals of Calligraphy
4th April 12 weeks Fee: $520.00
Brush Lettering with the Pointed Brush
Workshop 2 days – 19th March & 20th & April 2016 Fee: Costs: $350
Saturday workshop 30 April Fee $175.00
Basic Colour Theory for calligraphers
Saturday workshop 28th May Fee $175.00
I have now taught for 18 months at RMIT University in their Calligraphy Course. As the saying goes "To teach is the learn twice". I have learned a lot myself about the art of lettering and about how to share my creative skills with others. Calligraphy is in a new and expanding place in the world today. Traditional skills are being used in new and very exciting ways and by a new group of young and excited lettering nerds. The RMIT course has been updated a little to meet the desires of a whole new market. I am going to expand on that even more in my own "Studio8" in Hampton. Listen & look & news will come to you.