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Brush-pen Writing

With Luca Barcellona

Starting Date : 8 Sept 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

Brush writing is one of the most expressive forms of calligraphy used today. Many styles can be recreated with the brush using the pressure technique, both classic and not, from the italic forms to the various types of cursive to the forms of sign painting. This workshop aims to understand the basics of how the round brush works and how to obtain a formal writing (at least initially) based on the skeleton of the italic, according to the model proposed by the teacher. We will use mainly Tombow brushpens, and only later with brushpens and real brushes with bristles; after the first exercises on the single strokes and on the control of the tool, we will move on to the construction of the alphabet, of words and of a small text.

More flexible and sensitive to pressure, the round tip brush allows for greater manipulation of the mark and a different dosage of ink, making it possible to deal with writings with very varied and contrasting weights and thicknesses. Studying the dynamics of brush writing, resisting, at least at the beginning, to decorations and distortions, is an exercise that reinforces the disciplined approach and allows you to acquire solid bases to be able to create later a personal style with a strong expressive value.

Let's learn to appreciate the simplicity and naturalness of brush writing, to know how to "look" with a critical and in-depth approach to calligraphy details in order to improve ourselves as calligraphers and also as people!

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Friday, 1 December, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Luca to critique.

  • Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Click here for the recommended workshop supplies.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Friday, 8 September, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Friday, 15 September, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Friday, 22 September, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Friday, 29 September, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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