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.
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.
Alma Ramirez (in photo) co-owns Crafters and Scrappers with Sunshine See.
For that class, our instructor was the very talented Larriza Castro.
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.
Inside the folder were basic calligraphy instructions…
And practice sheets! Calligraphy, as teacher Larriza said, is all about practice practice practice!
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.
Practice practice practice. Once we popped, we just couldn’t stop. 🙂
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. 🙂
Here’s a repost from Teacher Larriza’s Instagram (art.ticulate).
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.