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February 08 - March 08, 2023

LLL Introduction to Calligraphy

Dunbar Park • 801 W MLK DR San MarcosTX  78666 Organized by City of San Marcos
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Introduction to Calligraphy
When: Wednesdays: February 8, 15, 22 (Meets at Pauline Espinosa Community Hall) March 1, 8 Where: Dunbar Recreation Center Time: 10 AM to 12:00 PM Fee: $25:00
Image of an Example of calligraphy writing
Illustration by Kelly King
Course Description: Starting with Chancery Cursive, you will learn the basic materials and techniques for calligraphic writing. Through clever and elegant pen strokes, this art form can stress the history and beauty of the written word through creative expression. Fancy lettering is useful in art projects, bullet journals, making place cards and labels, and addressing envelopes and creating invitations to special occasions. In this class we will make frameable art from your favorite verse or aphorism. Learning the art of calligraphy as a hobby is not at all expensive and is one hobby that gives you a lifetime of praise for a little initiative.
Paper—A few sheets of regular printer paper (for practice) and several 8.5 in. x 11 in. sheets of parchment paper. (I have a good supply of ivory card stock and stationery paper you can use.)
Pens—Flat calligraphy nibs (C-2, C-3, C-4), black ink, and a pen holder, OR a set of cartridge-type calligraphy pens (usually includes 3 sizes of nib), OR felt tip calligraphy pens. The non-refillable pens have a nice selection of colors, but a poor choice of nib sizes. You will also need a plain nib (C-6, school nib, or crow quill) for details.
Pencil and Eraser
Light Board—A light board is handy, but there are work-arounds.
Paper Towels
Water Container for cleaning nibs
Presented by Kelly King: Kelly started studying and creating art as a teenager. She taught in the public schools for 29 years; for 10 years, her focus was on teaching art. Her artistic ability and teaching experience make her the ideal presenter. If you have questions about purchasing art supplies, please contact Kelly at kingke666@gmail.com.
San Marcos Parks and Recreation in association with The Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area. The classes are primarily for those age 60 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. To REGISTER or for more information stop by the Activity Center at 501 East Hopkins, The Parks and Recreation Main office at 401 East Hopkins or add it to your cart now .

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Pauline Espinosa Community Hall at City Park
Dunbar Large Room -1 at Dunbar Park




February 08 - March 08, 2023

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed


Dunbar Park

801 W MLK DR San MarcosTX  78666

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