Brush Calligraphy Workshop
with a dose of Parenting Inspiration
Have you always enjoyed looking at calligraphy pieces, and wished you could actually write one as well?
Would you like to learn a new skill in the comfort of your home, but don't know where to start?
Would you like to be in an encouraging parents’ community where we can learn and grow together?
With the fundamentals of letterforms taught in a structured step-by-step guidance and with hands-on practice, you will have a good firm foundation on the basics to kickstart your creative brush calligraphy journey.
At the same time, you will be in a community of encouraging parents to cheer you on, both on your parenting and calligraphy journey.
And with the concepts and skills learnt, you will be well-equipped to pen down:
- Encouragement notes for your child
- Cards for your loved ones
- Quotes as home decors which serve as visual reminders to the values that you want to encourage in your children, and so so much more
A must-have introduction session to learn the basics which you otherwise may not be able to pick up easily from videos/books alone.
Relaxed and safe environment - I must say, this is the first zoom workshop that I've attended that everyone feels at ease enough to show their face and art pieces on video!
Love Bonds makes modern calligraphy writing less daunting and easy to grasp in just a short period of time :)
Definitely something enjoyable to pick up and for you to express yourself through this art form.
Water Brush Pen
How to use a water brush pen so that you can express your creativity and love with words
Basic Watercolour Concepts
How to use watercolour in your calligraphy work so that you can create your own unique blend of colours
Concept of Brush Calligraphy
How to achieve the thick and thin strokes so that you can write letters confidently
Love Bonds Brush Calligraphy Kit
1 x Water brush pen
1 x Watercolour palette
1 x Personalized Welcome Card (with your Name Brush Calligraphed on)
Love Bonds Brush Calligraphy Notes that contains
Practice Guide Sheets
Templates for Quotes / Messages
2 x A4 Watercolour Paper (as your graduation piece)
1 x A4 Frame (for your graduation piece)
1 x Certificate of Completion for Brush Calligraphy Workshop (for you to write your name on it after you complete the workshop)
They are very thoughtfully planned to cater to beginners like myself. Love the personalised card too. So much effort!
The personalised calligraphy kit was very well thought out. With sufficient details and templates to go with the flow during the zoom.
Love it that it is personalised! I love anything personalised and that everything needed is in the box!
Beginners who would like to learn brush calligraphy but don't know how to start or where to start
Self-proclaimed “unartistic” individuals who would like to learn a fun hobby
Parents who would like some me-time doing therapeutic writing
Children (7 to 12 years) who would like to express themselves creatively through beautiful writing
Parents who would like to bond with their children while learning a new and fun skill together
This 3-hour workshop was originally designed for adults (parents/educators) but because we are parents ourselves, and are strong advocates for parent-and-child bonding, we would love for you to involve your child to learn Brush Calligraphy alongside you!
So we welcome children ages 7 to 12 to join in as well, who are able to take formal instruction and learn independently alongside the parent.
For just a TOP UP of $47 per child, your child will also receive the exact same supplies (excluding the watercolour palette) from the Love Bonds Brush Calligraphy Kit (yes, even including your child's personalised name on the welcome card!). Just tick the check box (sample shown below) in the Checkout Page.
Love that it revolves around family and parenting while still being able to learn and practise a new skill.
I think it is an interesting concept! Serene caters to both adults and kids and I like the involvement of my kids in this workshop. It is more than spending time together, it is fostering the spirit of learning together as a family.
Yes, it's a good way to start brush calligraphy and kick all procrastination aside!
That's why we are here! Our 3-hour Brush Calligraphy workshop will help kick start your calligraphy journey, and our subsequent 6-month LB CCC (Love Bonds Calligraphy Connect Community) program gives you homework support, live sessions, Facebook group community, guide sheets and templates to walk alongside you in this calligraphy journey.
Accountability. We ensure that you and/or your child learn and practise along with us. In our Zoom session together, we have real time live interaction and encouraging constructive feedback so that you can improve your strokes as you go along.
Information alone doesn't create change. Practice makes permanent so learn the proper brush calligraphy concepts so as to practise right.
Definitely! My normal day-to-day handwriting is really just normal. Calligraphy is more like painting, it has to do with learning the right concepts, and it's an art form. So it is a skill that can be learnt - BUT it will take some time, effort and practice :)
Our Brush Calligraphy Workshop is a 3-hour workshop BUT calligraphy is a skill that needs time to practise. If you're able to just devote 10-15 minutes for a few days a week, you can learn calligraphy in a span of a few months. Our encouraging LB CCC community is here to keep you accountable and we progress together!
YES! You first need to know the concepts and practice makes progress. In fact, it is proven that our students improve so much over time (see our Instagram highlights)!
Investing in yourself and committing to learn this skill can seem daunting, but it is also a lifelong skill that just keeps giving, to yourself and to others as well.
Choose from 1 of the following 5 workshop dates on Zoom!
19 Feb 2021 (Fri), 9.30am to 12.30pm
26 Feb 2021 (Fri), 9.30am to 12.30pm
28 Feb 2021 (Sun), 2.30pm to 5.30pm
(Registration for Feb dates close on 14 Feb 2021)
26 Mar 2021 (Fri), 9.30am to 12.30pm
28 Mar 2021 (Sun), 2.30pm to 5.30pm
(Zoom Link will be sent to your email one day before the commencement of the Brush Calligraphy Workshop, with a dose of parenting inspiration)
Hi, I'm Serene, and this is my Calligraphy Journey
I started learning calligraphy in 2015, just when my elder son turned 2 years old. The learning curve was steep because I didn't know the basics, how to hold the brush pen and stuff.
But I persevered on and it took weeks and months of practice to figure out the basics on how to hold the calligraphy pen holder and dip the nib into the ink and write with a strength that will produce even thick downstrokes and steady thin up strokes.
I practiced real hard, 10 to 15 minutes every night, after putting my son to bed, to be able to write legibly. And finally (after 6 months of consistent practice), my words look somewhat decent! And from here on, the possibilities were endless!
I started writing names on Muji books and giving them to students (when I was still a teacher back then), writing cards for fellow colleagues, and writing quotes and wedding invites for friends and custom pieces for loved ones.
It was a joy to be able to bless those around me with my writing.
And in May 2016, a HUGE opportunity came my way! Muji approached me and invited me as a calligrapher to write for customers who want their names to be written in calligraphy on Muji books. *Gosh*... I hyperventilated when I was first approached and of course, I said yes! It was a dream come true for me! To be able to write in their beautiful space.
And upon requests from friends and friends of friends, I started teaching brush lettering and modern calligraphy in small groups and I totally loved it! Sharing my love for this beautiful art form was truly a joy in itself! There was always so much fun and laughter in these small sessions and we bonded over learning something new together. As a mum, having such intimate gathering sessions with other like-minded individuals while doing something therapeutic together was beautiful.
When I was pregnant and in my 3rd trimester with my 2nd one, I was given the opportunity to write for the esteemed guests of Chanel during the Christmas season.
Learning a new skill was tough but I was so glad I took the plunge and persevered on to learn it well. Am glad I started this journey which allowed me to write cards for friends, quotes as home decor, which serves as visual reminders of values I want to encourage in my children and to bless others.
Calligraphy gave me the time and space to reflect and think. And I love the creativity that comes with this art form.