ABOUT PAT 

 

Pat Blair is an American Master Penman. She is the White House Chief Calligrapher and director of the Graphics and Calligraphy Office at the White House.

 

In 2005, Pat Blair was awarded the honour " Master Penman" by the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting for her Spencerian round hand style of script used in White House invitations.

Pat Blair Hong Kong Calligraphy Workshops 2020

COPPERPLATE MASTER CLASS

 

This workshop begins where most others leave off ! In this workshop, we take an intense look at the copperplate form to discover what it is that makes these letters sing! We will refine the forms to achieve a beautiful grace and elegance, learning that subtle changes can give very dramatic results. Flourishing techniques and stylised capitals will round out a course filled with new perspectives.

 

Date : 6 & 7 June 2020 (Sat & Sun)

 

Time : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fees : HKD 4,200.00  

COPPERPLATE VARIATIONS

 

Copperplate calligraphy is an elegant and expressive hand, but with subtle differences in shape and form, many variations in the letterforms can be achieved. We will learn how to give the hand many looks, while always maintaining the classic form. By varying weight, height and slant, we can create whole new alphabets. Analysing fonts will give us more inspiration to develop and create alphabets.

 

Date : 9 June 2020 (Tue)

 

Time : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fees : HKD 2,000.00  

POINTED PEN PERSONALITIES

 

The pointed pen is a wonderful tool, strong enough to achieve bold, dramatic forms and yet, fine enough to produce the merest whisper of a line. In this class, we will start with a brief review of the Classic copperplate form, an elegant and expressive hand. We will then find what with subtle (and not so subtle) differences in shape and form, many variations in the letterforms can be achieved.

We will learn how to give the hand many personalities, just by changing strokes, angles, slant and weight, from fun and causal to elegant and dressed-up. We will learn how to vary one or more characteristics to create a variety of styles, study flourishing techniques and stylized capitals.

 

Date : 10 & 11 June 2020 (Wed & Thu)

 

Time : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fees : HKD 4,000.00  

PICTORIAL FLOURISHING

 

Lettering is the first step in producing a calligraphic composition. Other considerations are layout colour choices, paper choices, as well as how to prepare the art for painting. In this hands- on workshops, the student will be given a print project, such as a menu or invitation, and learn how to make these choices, starting with lettering style, layout, colour sections and addition of artistic elements. Finally. methods preparing the art for a printer will be demonstrated.

 

Date : 24 & 25 October 2020 (Sat & Sun)

 

Time : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fees: HKD 4,200.00

Workshop Venue : Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 7/F, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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