August 10, 2014

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita


Basic Calligraphy Workshop

by Type Kita Academy feat. La Bella Scrittura


Last July, I enrolled for a workshop by Type Kita. It's a workshop for basic calligraphy.

Calligraphy (from Ancient Greek: κάλλος kallos "beauty" and γραφή graphẽ "writing") is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke (as opposed to built up lettering, in which the letters are drawn).[1]:17 A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner".

I have been following instagram accounts on calligraphy and was truly amazed by their artwork. Then I stumbled on Type Kita's instagram and saw this. From then on, I'm IN!

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita


The Basic Calligraphy Workshop was held at Commune Cafe in Makati. One of the cosiest place in the city. I've been working for 3 years in Makati and it's my first time to be here... really nice!

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita


Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita
Well, I went in late but I'm lucky since they were not yet starting with drills and all. This workshop was headed by La Bell Scrittura, a group of gorgeous and talented ladies who were brought together by the same passion in Calligraphy.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Here's my name tag for the workshop done by La Bella Scrittura.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKitaBasic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Here's my favorite instructor Gail (@the_md_writes). Her hand is simply magical. I follow her on instagram and I'm was awestruck by her amazing talent! She writes calligraphy like a PRO! It's so well, she makes it look really really really easy!

And she's super friendly, by the way. She really taught us well.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

So here are samples of my drills.. Oh my they're terrible. But once you get the hang of it, you'll definitely enjoy!



Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita
I messed up on my ink. Oops!

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita
This quote is from Gossip Girl Series (book). :P

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Here are our final work. They gave away free classic nibs to those who have great works. Mine needs a bit of practice... I know. But I am glad I took this workshop. Stress-free weekend for me! ;)

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita

The picture may be a bit off center, but our happy faces could best describe our experience.

Thank you Type Kita Academy and La Bella Scrittura ladies. :) Follow them on instagram.

Basic Calligraphy Workshop | by La Bella Scrittura X TypeKita
Photo from IG: @labellascrittura 
Gail M (@the_md_writes)
Charm Lalog (@_inklovewithpen)
Bernadeth Perez (@forevernostalgia)
Jamie Sugay (@seabearwrites)
Kitia Naval (@thedesignhobbyist)

THANK YOU AGAIN! :*

Much Love!


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