Get creative with basketry, calligraphy

Basketry Combinations & Continuations with Kim Keats will be held at ARTworks for ages 14-adult, Tuesdays, July 24 and 31 and August 7 and 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Explore new approaches for creating utilitarian and sculptural forms; imported and locally collected indigenous materials provided, along with instruction in a variety of basketry techniques. Great for beginning students, while experienced basket makers may discover methods for developing their own

Basket making with Kim Keats.

original styles through the exploration of combination weaving techniques and materials. $55 for all four classes or $15 per class. Contact Kim Keats, 843-384-2435 or keatskim@yahoo.com.

Calligraphy I: Introduction with Natasha Lawrence will be held Saturday, August 18, noon to 3 p.m. Learn the practical art of calligraphy (“beautiful writing”) to address wedding invitations or greeting cards, write in journals, make gift tags and personal correspondence. All materials are included: calligraphy pen to keep, workbook, practice paper and more. Natasha Lawrence is a professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and instructor at the Charleston Museum. She will provide instruction to write with calligraphy pens in the classic Italian Italics lettering style. No artistic ability is necessary. $50 includes all materials, contact ARTworks to register: 843-379-2787.

Calligraphy II with Natasha Lawrence will be Saturday, August 25, noon to  3 p.m. This session encompasses additional practical and artistic applications of “everyday” calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing. This workshop includes learning cursive italics and fancy lettering, adding flourishes to enhance letters, working with colored pens and making an impression with decorative envelopes. Participants will create an 8×10 layered, calligraphic art to frame with a poem, famous quote or freestyle. All materials included and pen to keep. $50 includes all materials, contact ARTworks to register: 843-379-2787.

Calligraphy III with Natasha Lawrence will be Saturday, September 1, noon to 3 p.m. This session is a continuation of Calligraphy II with more instruction on Italian Italics and other elegant, casual and embellished lettering styles, adding bold flourishes, creative calligraphy art project, using colored pens, pointed pens, other tools and inks. Emphasis on improving and fine-tuning existing calligraphy skills. $50 includes all materials, contact ARTworks to register: 843-379-2787.
ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center, www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org.

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