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Michael Ward Spencerian Workshops 2019


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For registration, please fill in the form https://goo.gl/AzeDo3

If you are hoping to learn Spencerian in 2019, we have an exciting news for you! Internationally known penman Michael Ward from Los Angeles will be teaching a series of Spencerian calligraphy workshops at Kalo Make Art studio in March 2019 !

Check out his website https://mrmgward.com and IG @mrmgward

Venue: Kalo Make Art Studio
Address: 18 - 20 Wyndham Street, Ivy House, Room 201, Central, Hong Kong
Capacity: maximum 24 students per workshop
Language: English only

[ Meet and Greet ]
Date: 8 March 2019 (Fri)
Time: 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Fee: Complimentary for students who sign up the workshop(s)

The "Meet and Greet" is a private evening event for students who have signed up for Michael's Ward's workshop(s). Michael will be introducing himself and sharing his calligraphy work, as well as answering your questions about calligraphy. Our "Meet and Greet" is a perfect chance to get to know your teacher and his work before the workshops!

[ A Taste of Spencerian - 2 day workshop - total 12 hours ]
Date: 9 March to 10 March 2019 (Sat + Sun)
Time: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)
Fee: *Early Bird: HK$3,500 | Standard Fee: HK$3,800

This two-day workshop will invite you to join the fascinating world of Spencerian Script. You will get to learn the history behind this beautiful script, and familiarize yourself with the tools used to execute it. On our first day, we will make our way together through the basics of the pointed pen, fundamental strokes, and lowercase letterforms. Then on day 2 we will dive deeper into capital letters and learn some ways to add a bit of personality to our script. You will leave finish the workshop with the knowledge and confidence to further practice Spencerian at home, and will have an undeniable desire to use it in your own personal correspondence.

Students will be introduced to Spencerian Script. Topics will cover the history of Platt Rogers Spencer, tools & equipment - oblique penholder, inks, papers, etc., fundamental concepts of Spencerian: curvature, movement, contrast, variability; muscularity of penmanship, posture, writing zone, letter height, size and the element of shading, foundation strokes, lowercase, capitals and basic entry and exit flourishes.

[ The Art of Movement Writing - total 12 hours ]
Date: 12 March to 13 March 2019 (Tues + Wed)
Time: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)
Fee: *Early Bird: HK$3,500 | Standard Fee: HK$3,800

Traditionally, Spencerian Script was written using a rapid motion. This style of movement writing was how they managed to create the unbelievably beautiful specimens we now study. In this class we will start from square one and train our muscles to flow graciously from form to form driven by the larger muscles of our upper arm and back, rather than using our fingers to draw out the letters. When combined with a rhythmic flow, this will give out writing a uniform beautiful appearance. From there we will go further and explore accent flourishes, designed with our movement in mind to best add character and an artistic flare to our writing.

Students will be taught to execute Spencerian using new muscles and movements. Topics will cover use of muscles, whole arm movement, rhythm, line integrity, oval symmetry, accent flourishing, density and balance.

***Seats are first come first serve.
***Early Bird expires on Sunday 17 February 2019.
***All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
***Participants must be 18 years old or above.

| Biography |
Originally from Canada, Michael Ward, (or MrMGWard) is a Dancer, Penman & Artist currently based out of Los Angeles, California. He discovered Spencerian Script and soon fell in love. For many years Michael trained his hand through nightly practice and correspondence, using it as a form of relaxation. Year after year Michael's training continues to be pushed further and further, by himself, and his teachers including Master Penman Michael Sull, Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, and many more. The majority of Michael's training is dedicated to teaching his eye to recognize not only letterforms, but oval symmetry and balance. This without a doubt shows through in his teaching.

Michael loves sharing what he has learnt through his Spencerian adventures with his students, and looks forward to watching them grow not only within their hours together, but in their future work as well.

| Registration |
Please follow the next steps below:
1) Fill in the registration form from this link https://goo.gl/AzeDo3
2) We will send you an email shortly with the payment method (please allow us 3 to 5 working days).
3) FULL workshop payment is then required within 3 working days.
4) If the workshop is sold out, we will automatically place you on the wait list. We will only notify you if anyone cancels his/her seat.
*By submitting the registration form, participants understand ALL sales are final and the workshop fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.