Sonia opens the doors of her studio and welcomes you to a series of casual, creative workshops from her home studio in central Reykjavik. These workshops are a great way to learn a new skill, with old or new friends, and take home your finished artwork. All workshop include essential materials which you can take away and practice until you’re a pro. There's tea and coffee, and often some home baking too!!
Self taught, Sonia has developed her calligraphy and brush lettering style over the last 3 years and has created beautiful lettering for private clients for VIP events, wedding invites, commissions and print. With over 7 years experience teaching Design in higher education, she understands how to break down the learning process so you can easily pick up the skills and supports you in developing your own style. With helpful instruction, you will quickly pick up hand lettering skills and confidence in calligraphy.
How it works
We start by going over the materials; pen, nib, ink, paper. Next we try out some exercises to get your familiar with using pen and ink. We will practice nib control by making shapes and lines to create the contrasting stroke thickness that will make up your letters. (You’ll be given plenty of time and help to work on these basic techniques before we move onto letterforms).
You will learn uppercase and lowercase, numbers and punctuation so once you're confident enough to start on your lettering piece, we'll design the layout and you can start. By the end of the workshop you’ll be well on your way to developing your own calligraphy style, ready to use as you please.
"I went into the workshop feeling nervous about my abilities but, after Sonia started teaching, I felt much more comfortable. She taught the workshop in a way that everyone could understand and I couldn't believe how comfortable I felt with my new calligraphy skills when I left the class! Thanks so much, Sonia!" - Brittany, USA
Whenever suits you, so place your order and message with suitable dates so we can get something in the diary. I can fit a small group in the studio but 3-4 people works best.
This workshop is held in the Layoutlines at-home studio (I will email you with the address once you’ve booked)
LET’S HAVE FUN
Come along and have fun, try something new, and leave ready to use your new creative skills. All are welcome, beginners welcome.
BOOK NOW AND SAVE YOUR SPOT
If you are visiting Reykjavik, or live here, this is an opportunity to get creative and learn calligraphy.
3 hours workshop
An overview of calligraphy
An overview of the tools, paper and ink
Paper, pen, nib, ink
Loads of encouragement and some feedback
Tea, Coffee and a yummy treat to keep us going
WHAT TO BRING
Yourself, ready to get creative
Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable.