Brody Neuenschwander -Shaping Your Story - Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec '22

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Shaping Your Story:
Calligraphy and Other Artistic Approaches
Brody Neuenschwander

Online Zoom class.
Live sessions, recordings available afterwards for a period of two months.

Shaping Your Story: Calligraphy and Other Artistic Approaches is a four-part series. Participation in all four parts required. A discount is given for enrolling in all four parts.

Part 1: September 5, 12, 19  2022
Part 2: October 3, 10, 17  2022
Part 3: November 7, 14, 21  2022
Part 4: December 5, 12, 19  2022

8:00pm Brussels time, 2:00pm NY time, 4:00am next day Sydney time


You have a story that needs to be told. We all do. Calligraphy is the perfect way to bring your story to the world. This workshop is about finding that story and giving it shape. This is an emotional process. You will go deep. You may need a handkerchief in one hand, a pen in the other.

We need time for this process, so this workshop is spread over four series. You will learn to write a story – your story. This text will guide you through four months of exploration. We will use expressive marks, abstract writing, and calligraphy full of visual associations to create the raw material for a book. This book will then become a collection of exercises and experiments all intended to bring out the deeper meaning of your story. Trust me when I say that THIS workshop is the key to your most personal and artistic calligraphy.

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  • Variety of pens: Automatic pen No. 5 (N27); Speedball nibs C0 to C3 (N09); Kolinsky sable pointed brush (BR28); cola pen or ruling pen (N22) (N211) (N208); any other favorite pens.
  • Black India (I109) or Sumi ink (I70); variety of gouache colors (WNG1) (WNG2) (WNG3) (WNG4)
  • Pencil, ruler, scissors (PL38) (S270) (S412)
  • 10 sheets of good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight 160gm – 220gm. Rives BFK (PS91, PS107), Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good options.