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Text and Texture : Abstract Calligraphy Expression

With Yukimi Annand

Starting Date : 07 Jan 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

I have been attracted to the beauty of each stroke of Roman letters and the unique textures that result from writing texts with Roman letters. The textures we calligraphers make with strokes and marks have specific characters. The order of strokes and marks to form letters and writing text with the order is a very systematic process. And we all express our feelings in the process.


There are many different ways to make calligraphic textures. Writing blocks of traditional letterforms in good spacing or lines of handwriting can be beautiful textures. Keep that in mind, we will experiment creating illegible textures that viewers can feel first, not read or understand. The process can be called abstract calligraphy expression.


Lesson 01: For making unique and expressive textures we create variations of monoline letterforms, and choose one that suits the meaning of individuals' chosen text and create an alphabet.


Lesson 02 & 03 : For making pleasant calligraphic textures on our eyes, we will do basic texture making exercises with the monoline alphabet. In this workshop we will concentrate on the usage of folded pens and pointed brushes to add weight on the monoline textures as well as non calligraphic tools. We will work on different speed, rhythm, movement and scale for making expressive textures.


Lesson 03 & 04 : For making effective textures and calligraphic pieces, study of layering, value, color, mediums, basic design layout and composition will be instructed. At the end of the workshop, we will bind all exercise sheets in a book format and ideas of final products will be presented.

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, 31 March, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to Yukimi for individual 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, 07 January, 2023

09:30 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 02

Saturday, 14 January, 2023

09:30 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 03

Saturday, 21 January, 2023

09:30 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 04

Saturday, 28 January, 2023

09:30 am - 12:00 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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