BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS with LEESETTE TURNER at OZCF
DATE: Saturday, 3 August 2019 (note: rescheduled from 20 July 2019 due to weather – tickets still available)
TIME: 09h00 – 12h00
NB: Regret, no refunds or date changes
Enjoy a morning learning brush calligraphy taught by letter artist Leesette Turner at the world’s most beautiful outdoor studio, the Oranjezicht City Farm. We will explore brush lettering and its endless possibilities.
Spend the first half of the lesson learning the basics of brush manipulation and letters. We will explore a basic style and depending on how you progress move on to writing short words and sentences. Beginners are encouraged to sign up, and although the focus of this class is an introduction, all are welcome to join in, even if you’ve done brush calligraphy before, and “brush up.”
Those who progress to short words can have a go at botanical-themed quotes which Leesette will demo to inspire you.
This workshop is suitable for ages 12 upwards.
A gorgeous Brush Calligraphy will be available to purchase at the workshop, which includes a brush, ink, paper and full instructions on how to write the entire alphabet. Alternatively, you will need to bring 50 sheets of A4 printer paper and one or two nice pieces of paper (if you want to make some cards or bookmarks in class), a brush pen (fude) with a cartridge – one of the following: Pentel, Kuretake Zig, Caran d’Ache, Derwent (the brush pen must have bristles, as this affects your control and makes learning much easier), pencil, and ruler.
ABOUT LEESETTE TURNER
Leesette Turner is a contemporary text artist based in Cape Town. Leesette has practiced calligraphy for 20 years, studying Western, Eastern and African scripts. Her special interests include quality of line, text as image, mark marking and their role in text art. Leesette has studied with many international calligraphers both locally and abroad. She has exhibited locally and internationally and her works are in both public and private collections. Leesette loves teaching!
For more information, on Leesette:
facebook: @capetowncalligraphy/ Leesette Turner Calligraphy