WORKSHOP TOPICS

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& Techniques Workshops to choose from the organisers


Workshop: BRUSH TEXTURES AND GOTHICS (Textura, Fraktura, Batarda or Rotunda)
(2 – 4 days) - all levels (or other scripts)
A brush is a soft tool and though it requires total focus, self-confidence, and patience. It creates marvellous traces of colours and textures which is why this dry brush technique goes so well with gothics and its patterns. Beside that gothics make beautiful rhythm, which forces your brush to start dancing on its edges - and here begins all the joy! The subtle lines and soft touches of the brush will
change your views of how calligraphy exercises should be: light and soft. In this special workshop, the dry brush will be explored on the gothic variations to develop your own individual style besides planning of your unique final artwork.










Workshop: CALLIGRAPHY ON THE WALLS
(2 – 4 days) intermediate - advanced
This workshop is about practising large-scale calligraphy on the alphabets that you are already familiar with. When we are going bigger and bigger, the proportions of the blank space between and within letters becomes a more challenging task. So we start to build this proportion exercises from smaller brushes to bigger and bigger. We (can) continue exploring a dry brush technique (from the first workshop) that can be used for creating a feeling of 3D space. Further, we will work on the wall design ideas and make smaller sketches for a final project that could be realised on your mural space back at your home! We will, of course, talk about also the use of appropriate colour in indoor spaces. Sweet calligraphy exercises with bigger brushes on large paper rolls will open your horizons and you will finally feel more free and confident with your letters... And besides that, you will be able to see all the details that you can't see in small size calligraphy.









Workshop: BRUSH TEXTURES
(1 - 3 day) intermediate - advanced
A brush is a very unique, responsive and gentle tool, which can be used for your calligraphy backgrounds or the final artwork. With the patterns and transparent paths of the brush, you will enjoy all the advantages that offers. You will build your design by exploring the textures of the colour and the brush by making numerous layers of letters, changing positions... This effect is really breathtaking! In addition to dry brush, we will learn how to incorporate the smaller texts - written with regular nibs (smaller nibs that are familiar to you) into you final design. In a short version of the workshop (2 days) is good to have in advance prepared text for final design.








Workshop: Dancing with AUTOMATIC PENS 
(1- 3 day workshop) intermediate - advanced
Option of the workshop:
1. CREATING CALLIGRAPHY LOGO
2. CREATING TATTOOS

3. A FINAL DESIGN FOR PRINT (T-shirt, bag...)
4. CREATING ARTWORK
When you write and write all the day, you can start dancing with a pen. Dancing with a pen means that a pen automatically, as your dancing partner - obeys and follows all that you ask it for... You will feel the lightness of the strokes and the pen manipulation will become easy. In this order I prepared exercises in which you can achieve this state. This topic is also excellent to increase the concentration and the confidence that you have to own for dancing with your tools!








Workshop: Experimental EMBOSSING 
(1-2 days) beginner - advanced
Options of the workshop:
1. CREATING ARTWORK 
2. EMBOSSING (combined illumination or watercolour)
3. MAKING A STONE ACCORDION BOOK
I was always fascinated about this technique! The letters which are rising up from the paper are just
gorgeous! In these years I discovered million options and started to experiment with the colours,
metal leaves and different pressures… And now I will guide you through all these materials, designing, cutting to the final piece!









Workshop: Designing a final piece in CALLIGRAPHY
(2 - 4 days) beginner - advanced
It was long ago in my teens that I was sitting at my table and asking myself. How should I make a final piece? In years I have learned a lot; about special papers, the right colours, composition and everything that a final art work consists of. We will discus how to choose the text and how to turn it into appropriate expression, using colours and different option of composition. The process will lead us through little exercise examples, colourful sketches and finally to your own artwork.







Workshop: exploring WOOD
(2 - 4 days) intermediate - advanced
Options of the workshop:
1. CREATING THE TOPS
2. CREATING WALL CLOCKS

3. COVERS FOR ACCORDION BOOK
4. CREATING ARTWORK
Wood is really nice background, offering wide possibilities for creation. In contrary with paper it is quite easy background to work with. Most of all I like it, because the acrylic colours dries fast and I can work quickly. With transparent colours you can make lots of layers that give depth (a 3D feel) to the artwork. There are many possibilities of the writing tools that you can choose when working on the wood. From different brushes, automatic pens, cola pens, to simple brause nibs. My favourite is of course brush but I never say never and I always try something new. The goal of this workshop is to step out of your comfort zone and try something new and go wild as you can! :)









Workshop: PARCHMENT
(2 - 5 days) intermediate - advanced
Options of the workshop:
1. CREATING ILLUMINATED INITIALS (modern or historical)
2. SCROLLS WITH GILDED ROLLER
3. PARCHMENT CANDLE LAMPS

4. AGED, HISTORIATED FOLIO
Parchment is a very unique surface, very expensive and amazingly durable if appropriate stored. But for writing it is quite difficult to manage thanks to it greasy and uncontrollable wrinkling surface. However we know some tricks and techniques that can help us master it. We will explore some
historical examples of decoration and work on some ancient scripts which in a longer workshop could be the basis for the development of some modern expressed letters.









Workshop: ILLUMINATION
(1 - 2 days) beginner - advanced
Options of the workshop:
1. CREATING ILLUMINATED INITIALS (combined with parchment)
2. MODERN ILLUMINATION AND DECORATION
3. ILLUMINATION (combined with embossing)
4. ILLUMINATED ACCORDION BOOK
In this beautiful course you will learn the techniques of gilding - illuminating and decorating ancient/modern initials. We will be creating different combination of ancient letters to preserve the historical versions or to achieve modern feel of initials. You will get to know different bases (watercolour paper and parchment), and applying glue, metal leaf and colour to finally create some beautiful initials for your loved ones.









Workshop: WATERCOLOUR world
(1 - 2 days) beginner - advanced
Options of the workshop:
1. CREATING YOUR CALLIGRAPHIC LAMP (electric)
2. CREATING ARTWORK
3. CREATING ACCORDION STONE BOOK
4. WATERCOLOUR (combined with illumination)
5. WATERCOLOUR  (combined with embossing)
Watercolour technique is so unpredictable (!) that it was driving me crazy for a long time. But time heals everything, even such control freaks as myself! :) So gradually I started to enjoy the mistic results appearing in front of my eyes. I have found many trics and helpful tips that watercolour  became more controlable over the years. Through mini examples and trials of colour combinations and various techniques we will be exploring our projects. I am sure we will have a great time!










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Description of beginner level:
Calligraphy workshop is designed for a wide audience, even to those who think that they are not really artistically gifted! :) In calligraphy class you will learn one of the scripts. First you will learn how to hold a pen and how to make your own ink. Soon you will recognize the harmony of the elements that calligraphy world consist of and this will help you to know your chosen script better as also to remember all the new letters! Of course there is a lot of excercise that awaites you... And after 3 hours of practicing you will say: "But it can't be already the end!"
So there is an exciting experience in sourcing new, wonderful knowledge that is awaiting you!


It works like that:
The organiser contacts me and tell the initerest about organisation of calligraphy class in their city. When we confirm an exact date he can post an advertising of my class or a workshop in their city (anywhere in the world:)) and I come to teach. The organiser can choose his own schedule of my classes and combine different workshops and scripts... The organiser pay my price for teaching per day, the travel expenses and accomodation... That's it!  As simple as that... For more info you can write me on my e-mail...


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Yours, Loredana Zega