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Faded Love Letters

With Heather Held

Starting date : 20 January 2024

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

This class takes a loving look at the fascinating printed and hand drawn initials from the early 1800's to the 1920's. The Victorians had a passion for ornamental lettering and decorative type designs that embellished their paper surfaces. These display initials take on many different shapes and forms. Taking our cues from early Valentine cards, ephemera, scraps, trade cards and sheet music we will draw and flourish our own intricate letter designs. During this two lesson workshop, we will work with graphite, ballpoint pen, dip pens and watercolours as we learn the secrets behind these versatile letters. Rustic, Branching, or Living Letters will be explored in our first lesson. We will use a sketching technique to capture their essence before refining the forms. Lesson two will explore Floral Overlays and Decorative Letters which utilize shadows, inline patterning, outlines, pen drawn filigree and cascading scrollwork. We will be working in muted monochromatic colour schemes but once the techniques are learned, these designs can be coloured or embellished in many ways. Final letter designs will be suitable for framing or can augment your calligraphic work. Discover the nostalgic romance of these Faded Love Letters. All skill levels are welcome.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 20 January, 2024

07:30 am - 10:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 27 January, 2024

07:30 am - 10:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

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 lessons will be recorded and available for 90 days following the final lesson.

  • All recordings expires on Saturday, 27 April, 2024 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion board for Heather to critique.

  • Workshop handouts (if any), zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page one week (or as soon as practicable) before the first lesson.

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

Recommended Workshop Supplies

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Refund Policy

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

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