The Happy Hour Calligraphy Workshop at The Untitled Space

The last Beginners’ workshop of the year is worthy of its own blog post, because it marks the beginning of another year of learning and teaching this lovely craft. If I’m not mistaken, I started with the Happy Hour Workshops in March of 2014 with only 8 participants. At present, due to the demand, we have doubled that number and each class is still always fun and interesting, thanks to the diverse group that I get to teach every time.

Dec2015 Calligraphy-Workshop via Happy Hands Project

Last Saturday’s workshop was packed to the brim. We made good use of the ‘Make Your Own Happy Hour’ pads, and were treated to a lovely spread of pastries and artisan coffee. The Untitled Space studio was bathed in beautiful light at that time of the day, and I couldn’t be any happier! It makes for great photos, too.

Dec2015 Calligraphy-Workshop via Happy Hands Project

One thing I learned about teaching modern calligraphy is that each student has a certain difficulty to overcome, and it is through experience that I am able to address the issue. It feels great when after some drills and practice strokes, I could see the progress that each student makes.

Dec2015 Calligraphy-Workshop via Happy Hands Project

I will be back in January for a couple of Beginners’ classes, and Advanced classes will follow (crosses fingers). If you’re interested, leave your email address to subscribe to the newsletter. I cannot wait for a new round of workshops for the next year!

For artists and creatives looking for a venue for your workshops and exhibitions, I would highly recommend The Untitled Space. The photos speak for themselves, don’t you think?

All photos were taken by Jim Orca/The Untitled Space

4 Comments

  1. Tracy December 23, 2015

    I am a left handed and am interest to attend your class for January 2016, however, do you think i’ll have any problems with the writing since I assume the ink takes a while to dry and as such I may potentially have my calligraphy smydged all over the happy hour work pad!

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    • Pauline December 23, 2015

      Hi Tracy! If you’re an underwriter, it won’t be a problem because your hand is positioned below what you’re writing. If you hook your hand, it needs practice to re-position the hand… but once you get used to it, it’s so worth it! 🙂

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  2. Grace January 12, 2016

    Hi! May I know when will you start another workshop?

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    • Pauline January 14, 2016

      Hi Grace! Planning one or two for Feb. 🙂

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