Monday, 12 December 2016

Christmastime Calligraphy

We were very excited to welcome Caitlin from Brahmin Lettering Co last Sunday at Elk & Wolf for her Modern Calligraphy workshop,  especially as the tickets for this event sold out in just 1 day!

With Christmas crowds in full swing our workshop provided a sweet escape from the retail rush. Concentration was at an all time high- all that could be heard was the scratching of nib and ink as our letter loving ladies put pen to paper.

Our class were taken "back to school" to learn font shape and structure, but lucky for us Caitlin was a patient and friendly teacher.

You know what they say, practice makes perfect!

With the basics under their belts, our calligraphers grew in confidence and began to seek their own script style.

To further sweeten the deal, our new friends were treated to a complimentary batch brew coffee from The Milkman served with a gluten (guilt) free caramel and sea-salt brownie.

Coffee and calligraphy. What a winning combination!

Isn't it interesting how a classic art form now enjoys a fresh and contemporary twist?  What originated out of function and necessity has beautifully transformed into a fashionable skill to enhance elements of your everyday.

Our budding creatives can use their new found talent to design decorative prints for their home, eye catching invites or write this year's Christmas card list!

For anyone who wasn't quick enough to snap up a spot this time, we have pencilled Caitlin in for another class in 2017.

Watch this space!


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