with Artist & Instructor Ned Farrell at Clinton Art Gallery.
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm – 3 classes beginning January 6, 2020 (and, Jan 13 & January 20)
Calligraphy is the art of drawing letters to transform what you write into a work of art. Developed long ago and used for thousands of years; calligraphy now includes countless alphabet styles. Each unique individual, when they hold their pen and touch it to paper, automatically makes an alphabet their own.
In this fun program, you'll get familiar with the instruments of calligraphy ~ the calligrapher's pen (felt-tip), the template sheet, and calligraphy paper. You will also learn the technique of one of the calligraphic alphabets. With a little practice to gain some skill, you will leave knowing the basics of calligraphy, and have a beautiful interpretation of your name by your own hand!
It's a great way to add flair to your cards, address the envelopes you mail, or leave special notes!
Each attendee also takes home their own packet with calligraphy pen, templates, and sheets of calligraphy paper.
Get together with some friends, grab some wine, and have a fun night at the art center!
Tuition ~ $25 per class, or, $65 for all 3 classes.
Pre- registration is required.
Ned Farrell is a Connecticut-based painter and calligrapher, as well as a beekeeper and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Ned’s extensive travels play a large part in inspiring and styling his subject matter.
As a professional artist, Ned focuses mostly on oil and acrylic paintings. Largely a traditional landscape painter, his paintings portray the subjects as he feels them. Yet Ned always has something a little different up his sleeve, and every so often his work crosses over to the whimsical and fun, translating the natural world into a nearly storybook fashion.
Ned teaches calligraphy, cursive writing, and painting classes and workshops privately, at schools and libraries, and even conducted a week-long calligraphy workshop for children at the Danbury Museum over the summer.
Among his own work, Ned recently used his calligraphic skills to add the current pastor's name to a local church manuscript that dates back to 1664.