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Events Archives - Plurabelle Studio | Calligraphy & Graphic Design

Boston Beginner Calligraphy Workshop, 6/7/14

05

May
2014

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On 05, May 2014 | 2 Comments | In Calligraphy, Events, Workshop | By Molly

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It’s a new Boston workshop! Join me for a Saturday afternoon, Beginner’s Workshop in modern, script calligraphy at Gray Mist Studio & Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts!

When?

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where?

Gray Mist Studio & Shop
364 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Buy your ticket & learn more here.

 

{ Photo by Malktime Photography }

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Upcoming Beginner Workshop – 01/16/14

19

Dec
2013

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On 19, Dec 2013 | No Comments | In Events, Promotion, Workshop | By Molly

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Not much is cozier for me than spending an evening with my calligraphy pen and cup of coffee. If this sounds like a winning combination to you too, then join me for a nighttime, Beginner Level Calligraphy Workshop at Alfred Coffee + Kitchen.

In this 3-hour class, you will learn the basics of modern script calligraphy, from holding the pen to writing the complete lowercase alphabet. Absolutely no previous calligraphy experience is required! The workshop is hands-on using all the traditional materials such as pointed nibs, pen holders and ink.

All the supplies you’ll need for the workshop, including a take-home kit and packet of letter samples, are included in the ticket price. The supplies you’ll receive include:

  • 2 pen nibs
  • 1 straight pen holder
  • 1 oblique pen holder
  • 1 pad of quality paper
  • 1 jar of black ink
  • A sampler with practice strokes and letter specimens
  • A handout of recommended suppliers and other resources
  • As with all my workshops, I’m only booking it for a very small class (which means lots of individual attention!), so I expect the spaces to fill up quickly.

Complimentary espresso drinks, tea, and pastries will be provided by Alfred Coffee + Kitchen. We’ll have our own personal barista all evening and indulge in a pastry case stocked with treats!

When?

Thursday, January 16, 2013 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm

Where?

Alfred Coffee + Kitchen
8428 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Buy your ticket here.

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Cozy Evening Workshops at Alfred Coffee + Kitchen

20

Nov
2013

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A week ago I led a small calligraphy workshop at Alfred Coffee + Kitchen, in the heart of Melrose Place. It was my first evening workshop (7:30 – 10:30 p.m.) and also one of the most fun. Outside it was a chilly fall evening and, in usual Los Angeles style, traffic around the city was a nightmare. But once we all gathered inside, my 14 new pupils and I relaxed into a calligraphic oasis! The café was closed to the public so as we practiced the bowls of our lowercase a’s, we also sipped on complementary cappuccinos and chai lattes (prepared by our own personal barista who stayed all night just to fulfill our every caffeinated desire!) and indulged in a pastry case freshly stocked with everything from bagels to chocolate muffins to ham & cheese croissants to bacon-cheddar scones. (That last part was pretty much a childhood fantasy come to life: “I’ll take as many croissants as I can eat, please!”)

The whole evening was so fun that I’ve decided to host not one but two more workshops at Alfred in December. One will be for beginners while the other will teach writing with paint and on dark paper. Read the details and purchase your tickets below. As with all my workshops, I’m only booking these for very small classes (which means lots of individual attention!), so I expect the spaces to fill up quickly. If you’re unsure which of the two levels is right for  you, just email me about your experiences with calligraphy so far and I’ll be able to tell you!

Early Intermediate Level Workshop at Alfred Coffee + Kitchen
Are you comfortable using the pen but want to learn new techniques like writing with gouache and on dark paper? Sign up for this one!
Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
$200.00  |  
More details here.

Beginner Level Workshop at Alfred Coffee + Kitchen — UPDATE 11/21: SOLD OUT!
Never picked up a calligraphy pen? Tried but still can’t get the hang of it? Then this one’s for you. 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
$150.00  |  
More details here.

Sign Up for Beginner Level Class  Sign Up for Early Intermediate Class

{ Pictures by Malktime Photography }

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Calligraphy, Cupcakes & Coffee – Oh My!

08

Oct
2013

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September 26th was the launch party for my new book at Venice’s charming stationery shop, Urbanic Paper Boutique, combining three of my favorite things: calligraphy, cupcakes and coffee. Surrounded by old friends and a ton of new ones I met that night, my book’s release sank in for the first time. The evening was a happy, frosted blur. To everyone who was able to attend: thank you — you made the night so wonderful for me!

 

BUY MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

Modern Calligraphy is now available for purchase most places that books are sold, but here are some online spots where you can find it. (You can support your local book shops by shopping through indiebound!)

amazon.com   |   barnes & noble   |   powell’s   |   indiebound

 

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{ Photos: Malktime Photography  |  Location: Urbanic Paper Boutique
Cupcakes: Frosted Cupcakery  |  Coffee: Alfred Coffee + Kitchen }

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It’s a book party!

17

Sep
2013

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Exciting announcement!

I will be having a book signing and launch party for my new book, Modern Calligraphyon Thursday, September 26th at Urbanic Paper Boutique. If you’re in Los Angeles, I want you there! We’ll have cupcakes from Frosted Cupcakery, coffee from Alfred Coffee & Kitchen, wine and plenty of other treats to munch on.

>> Come for the whole time or just drop in.

>> Pick up a copy of my book.

>> Mingle with other awesome people.

>> Shop Urbanic’s amazing stationery.

>> Eat cupcakes under the stars (that should be reason enough for you to come).

>> RSVP to Urbanic by September 24th (please).

RSVP to the Party

Buy My Book From Urbanic

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USC Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Lecture

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May
2013

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On 13, May 2013 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Events, Lettering | By Molly

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Back in April I had the opportunity to give a lecture at USC’s Roski School of Fine Arts. The subject was calligraphy and hand lettering with a slant toward graphic designers who aim to incorporate handmade type into their digital work. Unlike other lectures and workshops I’ve led in the past, given this audience, I was able to go beyond the paper realm and delve into the nitty gritty details of digitizing hand lettering, answering all the geeky questions about bézier curves and pixel depth the students could throw at me. It was so much fun to meet a room full of young designers who approach their design work from wildly different angles but have a common love of all things typography.

+ Interested in hiring me to speak at your school or conference? Email me!

{ All calligraphy by Plurabelle | Photography by Malktime Photography 
Special Thanks to the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and Andrew Kutchera }

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Plurabelle Calligraphy Workshop at Urbanic Paper Boutique

04

Apr
2013

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On 04, Apr 2013 | One Comment | In Calligraphy, Events | By Molly

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 Attention Los Angeles-area readers! Urbanic Paper Boutique and I have teamed up to bring you a pointed pen calligraphy workshop. The event will be Sunday, April 21st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. I’ll be teaching the beginning steps in script calligraphy, from selecting the right supplies to making your first alphabet. The workshop is hands-on using traditional materials such as pointed pen calligraphy nibs, pen holders and real ink. In typical Urbanic fashion, drinks and treats will be served, and the ticket price also includes a beginner’s supply toolkit:

  • 3 pen nibs
  • Straight pen holder
  • Oblique pen holder
  • 1 pad of practice paper
  • 1 jar of black ink (1/2-ounces)

Space is limited to 8 participants. Visit Urbanic’s pop-up shop to buy your ticket now!

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