The Enchanted Letter by Heather Held

The Enchanted Letter by Heather Held

Workshop Dates

  • 22 & 29 May, 2021 (Saturday)


Workshop Time

  • 09:00 am - 11:30 am (Hong Kong Time)​

Workshop Fee

  • USD 95.00 / HKD 740.00


In 2011, The Enchanted Letter Workshop was launched during a one year intensive study of illuminated letters. I wanted to develop a drawn and gilded letter that was based on a script alphabet to combine with pointed pen. I have been studying and expanding this class for 10 years and it has become one of my most popular classes. This is a special edition of the class where we will be exploring and decorating a beautiful Victorian Script Illuminated Letter. Letters can be transformed into ribbons or leaves and are gracefully adorned with florals and flourishes. The student will be guided through the pencil design stage of their own unique letter. No drawing experience is needed for the class but it does assume a knowledge of any script alphabet. The design can be embellished with a simple 23K gilding technique or gold gouache. We will go through all of the steps to paint and embellish our letter to give it a defining sense of dimension. These letters are spectacular and can be used as monograms or they can become anchor letters in your calligraphy projects. These letters have a Storybook or Fairy Tale quality to them. The possibilities with them are endless and each stage of the class is designed to help refine your skills in drawing illuminating and painting. I am excited to share

the insights I have gained over 10 years of designing these letters.


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