Learning Calligraphy with Crafters and Scrappers

Learning Calligraphy with Crafters and Scrappers

 

Calligraphy is so trending these days! You see it being used literally everywhere. And why not? It makes the letters look so pretty and so artsy and so nice.

I’ve always wanted to learn the art, especially the modern kind. 

I was so glad then for an invitation from ZPosts Manila to take up basic calligraphy at Crafters Marketplace in Rustan’s, Shangri-La Plaza.

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Crafters Marketplace is the learning studio of Crafters and Scrappers. Alongside it is also a little store that features art tools and products for sale. 

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Alma Ramirez (in photo) co-owns Crafters and Scrappers with Sunshine See

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

For that class, our instructor was the very talented Larriza Castro.

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

On each of our place was a folder, a pen, and a bottle of ink. I was actually surprised to see that we would be using this kind of calligraphy pen. Isn’t this so 1800’s? It also looks so intimidating.

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Inside the folder were basic calligraphy instructions…

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

And practice sheets! Calligraphy, as teacher Larriza said, is all about practice practice practice! 

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

That’s everyone hard at work. The number of students was small enough that we were each given enough attention. Once we all got the hang of it, it started to become fun and relaxing. 

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Practice practice practice. Once we popped, we just couldn’t stop. 🙂

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Here are some of my work. I do need to practice more though before I can achieve the look that I want. I’m so glad though to have taken this first step. I need to get myself a nib and ink first though. 🙂

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Here’s a repost from Teacher Larriza’s Instagram (art.ticulate).

Learning Calligraphy at Crafters and Scrappers

Crafters and Scrappers has a long list of workshops and I want to attend them all! There’s watercoloring, doodling, polymer clay making,… I have to find the time soon! I’m such a frustrated crafter, after all.

For more info about their schedules and workshops, you can visit their Facebook page.

 

27 thoughts on “Learning Calligraphy with Crafters and Scrappers

  1. We’ve studied Calligraphy when I was in high school. We’re just writing A-Z letters in graphing paper and I’ve never imagined that it would become a trend. Hate ko pa nga dati kasi ang hirap alisin ng ink sa kamay and ulit sa umpisa pag may maling stroke. hehehe! But now, I would like to try this again.
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  2. My handwriting is so bad, i fear calligraphy will eat me out alive. Your works looks so good though… makes me want to try this activity myself.

  3. My son and I also attended one of Crafters Marketplace’s calligraphy workshops and we both enjoyed it. We practice at home and we would often laugh at our handwritings. Calligraphy somehow helps me reach out to my son. He is often quiet or seen watching basketball alone. Now, he is also somehow loosening up. Again, thanks to that same interest in calligraphy.
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  4. I haven’t attended a calligraphy workshop. I follow a lot of calligraphers in IG and take note of their strokes when I practice. I found calligraphy intimidating and difficult to control the ink so I decided to shift to brush calligraphy using brush pens. I use Kuretake too but my favorite brush pen is the Tombow brand. Sana may calligraphy meet up tayong mga mommy bloggers!
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  5. I love love writing! I was best in penmanship awardee because I wrote legibly in cursive. Teehee. 🙂 But, of course, calligraphy has a higher learning curve. I enjoy strokes lang when writing. I was able to attend one of their workshops but it was zen doodling. I’d love to attend something like this.

  6. Haven’t been to a workshop before and just self-studied calligraphy. I’m glad you have tried calligraphy and enjoyed it! It’s really about practice and practice. 😀
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