Captivating Curves

By Heather Held

Starting Date : 23 July 2022

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

For centuries, the acanthus leaf has been used decoratively in illuminated manuscript borders, sculptures, architecture, textiles, and wallpaper. Calligraphers and illuminators enjoy its charm and versatility as it can meander around your page as a striking gilded border, adorn capital letters, serve as graceful line endings, or add interest on any corner of your paper. If you have been intrigued by the grace and beauty of acanthus foliate designs, this class is for you. We will demystify the process of drawing these wonderful leaves and find ways to paint them that will accentuate their twists and turns and draw out their depth. There are simple strategies to learn as you cultivate their curves, and they offer endless possibilities. Unleash the magic of this graceful plant as we combine it with floral elements. I hope this workshop opens a new world of ornamental design to you.

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, 01 October, 2022 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Heather 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. 

Workshop Schedule

Class 01

Saturday, 23 July, 2022

08:30 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 02

Saturday, 30 July, 2022

08:30 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

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