Calligraphy and Lettering for Kids!

A four part workshop for KIDS age 7 - 15 (or whatever)

 

(THIS CAN BE TAILORED TO FIT TWO  AGE LEVELS)
Each of these four workshops will be in two parts. The first half of each class will focus  on cursive and modern calligraphy. The second half will focus on fonts and lettering and fun things to do with them!
Week 1. CALLIGRAPHY. Learning and practicing the nine basic strokes. Go through minuscules (lower case) once. Pen and worksheets included.
LETTERING We will discuss inspiration and where to find it. We will then look at the anatomy of letters and how they are formed. Using templates we will create our first letters, and try to think of as many decorative ways to fill them as we can!
Week 2. 
CALLIGRAPHY..Warm up with the strokes , review the letters and start joining to form words.
LETTERING. using templates comprised of four basic parts (stem, stroke, crossbar and bowl) we will form letters and discuss adding serifs. Then we will explore changing the shape of the four parts to see what we come up with.
Week 3.
CALLIGRAPHY..warm ups and bouncing and flourishing 
LETTERING PORTION
“Special Effects Day” Today we will focus on:
Shadows 
Outlines
Bubble letters
Word Play
Mixing styles
Week 4
CALLIGRAPHY PORTION, warm ups, reviewing....try a monoline pen flourishing and forming a phrase (I am going to cut their project out of vinyl to use as a decal)
LETTERING PORTION
Now it’s time for the extras! Embellishments like clouds and stars, flags and ribbons, laurels, florals and more!
We will finish up with an Inspirational look at a font poster and a black and white copy for participant to take home