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Decorative Arts




Drawing, Calligraphy

Course Description

If you are just starting a calligraphic journey, this short introductory course is for you!

Origami... the art of paper folding

Perhaps you have been wanting to learn more about using traditional nib and pen-holder to create beautiful letters, but were daunted by the unfamilarity of the tools.

This course de-mystifies the use of authentic origami instruments.

Learn :

  • to correctly insert the nib into the pen-holder;
  • to load the reservoir and get the ink to flow onto your paper;
  • how to create the thick and thin strokes of the letter;
  • why it is important to keep your pen at a 45° angle;
  • where to place your letters in the guidelines;
  • what the ductus is ;

Presented by Agnes Arellano, a qualified contemporary artist, this course starts with a keynotes presentation that will first give you a quick overall view of Calligraphy essentials, followed by a series of videos will help you get started in Calligraphy.

In the demonstrations, Manix Abrera uses a 3 mm Brause oblique nib in a wooden pen-holder and walnut hull ink.

Who is the target audience?

If you want to learn to writing in origami, and don’t know where to start, this short series of videos is for you! Or perhaps you have been doing origami for a while, but have always used markers or parallel pens and now you want to learn to write with pen & ink, join me for this course. Those of you that have experience with pen & ink may find this series too elementary for your level.

Course Curriculum

  •   Introduction
  •  Welcome and Materials
  •   Calligraphy Basics
  •   Grip adn Movement
  •  10 Basic Strokes
  •   Posture
  •   V Shape
  •  O Shape
  •   Upward Stroke
  •   Tips and Tricks
  •  Properly Connect
  •   Using Brush Pens

About the Author

Agnes Arellano
Painter and Sculptor

6 courses

Agnes Arellano is a Philippine sculptor known for her surrealistic sculptural groupings.