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Virtual Adult Training- Basic Calligraphy Class

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Date(s) - 09/24/2020
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Girl Scouts of Central California South


Thu, September 24, 2020

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

Adult volunteers join us for a night of calligraphy class where you can learn about the art, history, basics of decorative lettering and placement. Click here to register

HISTORY

The origin of calligraphy can be dated back to 200 BC in China. Along with China, Japan, India Europe and Korea have deep roots in calligraphy from a historical perspective. Calligraphy is considered not just as beautiful handwriting, but it is a major art in regions like the Middle East and East Asia.

The European iteration of the art first appeared in Latin script around 600 B.C.E. in Rome.

In Europe, towards the middle of 15th Century printing was introduced and it marked a distinction between normal handwritten letters or handwriting and ornate forms of lettering. The word calligraphy found its way into many European languages in the 16th Century and the English word Calligraphy appeared in the early 17th Century.

With the advent of printing press calligraphy was less in demand. With today’s modern technology, it seems that calligraphy has found a special place in the heart of makers. Although it’s often imitated through digital fonts, those who enjoy writing things by hand know how special and personal the practice is—and it’s something that anyone can begin with just a few tools.

Grab your favorite drink, a couple of supplies, and learn how to personalize your lettering!

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