- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi, I'm Jill. Let's roll up our sleeves and go shopping for paint, pens, and paper.
Welcome to the beautiful, relaxing, and elegant art of watercolor calligraphy! I'll be taking you through some fundamental principles of art and calligraphy. We will explore a some of the cultural origins, go shopping for supplies, discuss design elements, practice several styles with the abundance of bonus worksheets, learn the professional background tips that can be applied to future design projects (think logos therefor), and produce a final masterpiece worthy of an ornate frame. The scope of what you will take away will inevitably be broadened!
La macchina da scrivere. That's Italian for type writer. Although this term is one of my all-time favorites to pronounce, I abhor the typing process. I can do it, so now I tell my computer what to say.
Allow me to digress a little further to deepen your understanding of what I am about to teach you.
I'm an artist, not a typist. I can paint a lot faster than I type (45 words per minute and usually less). Typewriters and pens were primarily used for formal communications in my high-school days.
I had no desire to own or operate such a clunky and cacophonous instrument that seemed destined for pints of white-out on reams of errored papers. No thanks.
I went off to Commercial Art training and sopped up information about pens, pencils, papers, layers, and paints instead. I loved the ornate script of old books and want to be able to write like that.
Again typewriters? My excuse became that I would rather have my own transportation. I had the rapidographs, and markers, and guide, and mechanical pencils that felt good in my hand. Now I could operate them with ajillity.
So when I needed a business card or resume, or cover letter, or art, I was prepared, former camp-fire girl that I was. I did get a few jobs and win a few awards due to my calligraphic bent. I want you to know that you too can use this information if you get the techniques from me.
- Teaches students:
- Females 12+, males 15+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Join me for the creative unleashing of highly effective processes of learning success. Your instruction will include: A. creative problem solving (unleashing the genius within) B. formation; a foundation is planned (architect) C. building; drafts are written (carpenter) D. finishing; the writing is polished (finishing editor/proofreader) I've used these guiding principles countless times in my life. Just as a jeweler would not be able to sell rough stones, Jill would not have been able to make anything in the publishing field without employing these principles. Her college papers would have been fair to dull rocks. She can say this as the daughter of a bricklayer who was the son of a stonemason in a familial line that dates back to middle 1600. So, of course, I did learn about laying bricks and throwing rocks too. Not very many structures stand the test of time when we throw rocks (rough drafts). Only with this brick, mortar, and finish will the building stand. But enough about my lineage. My capstone point is that the finishing point of any building or writing should communicate a great product. In creating this description I had the above principles in mind. My college papers, business papers, copywriting, web designs, resumes, and even informal conversations are inclusive of this process of which proofreading is a vital component. Why? Well, I might want to throw a rock at myself if I assume myself incapable of accomplishing as much. And as the daughter of a bricklayer, I think I know about bricks and buildings, and mortar, and capstones such as proofreading. So now at my concluding paragraph contains the capstone of what is called proofreading. Proofreading, as my gem of a teacher told me, is constructed with similar principles. It contains a precise methodology which assures great communication. I would like to involve you in this structure. Please step in the door so I may explain the steps involved in editing and proofreading as art, the elements and principles of Art and English as your toolkit, and design as your structured building of success!Show More
I offer valuable information you would pay other editors tens of thousands of dollars for. As a graduate honored with a kappa delta pi status, I had artistic license to write my own curriculum for the most prestigious private school in town, where I taught art to 7th through 12th grade. I have a love of creative thought and promise to inspire my students as we conquer the artful use of linguistics, the knowledge of root meanings, how to sketch or paint visually or literally, and production of professional outcomes.
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