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The Victorian Pen

With Heather Held

Starting Date : 12 August 2023

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

The Victorian Pen workshop combines historic offhand flourishing subjects along with my signature line and wash technique. The workshop was created to help students enhance their flourishing skills. Students will be guided through pen drawn flourishes that have been influenced by the colours and styles of the Victorian era. Many of the historic offhand flourishing designs start out as pencil sketches before rendering the designs in ink. The Victorian Pen workshop introduces pencil techniques for the terrified! Even if you think you cannot draw, this class will help you add simple floral designs, birds, ribbons, and ornamental vines to your offhand flourishing. The use of the pencil allows preplanning and corrections which are not

possible with true offhand flourishing. We start simply with corner ornaments and expand to more intricate designs. These decorative ornaments can be gilded with 23K gold leaf and painted with watercolour or tinted gently with coloured pencil. This class assumes some knowledge of the pointed pen and will help to advance your appreciation of the world of offhand flourishing. You will understand how to create abundantly graceful designs with a hint of nostalgia. There are countless possibilities to explore. Bring a joyful sense of play with you to class!

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, 20 October, 2023 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

Lesson 1

Saturday, 12 August, 2023

08:00 am - 10:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 19 August, 2023

08:00 am - 10:30 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

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

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