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Women in Focus: Iconic Calligraphy Workshop

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As part of our month long celebration of International Women’s Day, Women in Focus, Liza Ekozowyk will teach you how to use paper and calligraphy to create beautiful wall-art inspired by female icons, both ‘herstoric’ and contemporary.

What does the workshop involve?

For the workshop, you will paint a metallic silhouette of an inspirational woman on a provided template and then use calligraphy to letter a quote by that woman inside the silhouette. Of course, if you want to skip the templates and create your own combination, you are welcome to do so!

You can either make one large (A4) piece or two smaller (A5) pieces. Liza will guide you through the stages, showing you the basics of calligraphy and getting you started with nib and ink.

You’ll have a set of practice sheets and copies of the quotes to replicate if you wish. If you’ve tried calligraphy before, you’ll have a great head start and can start practising your quote right away. Once you feel comfortable, you’ll take the plunge and add your quote to your silhouette!

All materials, including various paint colours will be provided. However, if you have your own calligraphy supplies or paints that you would like to bring, please feel free to do so.

About the Facilitator

Liza is a 26 year old self-taught letterer and modern calligrapher. She’s been practising hand-lettering for about 4 years, mostly working with calligraphy ink and nib, and brushpens.

Part of the Women in Focus Festival (10 & 11 March, 2018)

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Sun 18 March 1pm-3pm

£3
Age range: 14+

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