Ten months after I first picked up a pointed nib
and a bottle of ink, I didn't think I'd find
myself actually teaching a class.
This pet project of mine has been brewing on the back burner for quite some time. Of course every time you decide to share your talent to a lot of people -- say in a seminar-- there are a lot of questions that pop up like:
Ever since I began with my calligraphy obsession last September, I never thought that it would get this much attention. Posting my "work" on Facebook and instagram (@sab_adventures) made friends and strangers alike ask if I could teach them. This journey has been a work in a progress and there are times when I didn't think I was worthy enough to teach a class -- my alphabets aren't perfect, I still get shakey lines, I make mistakes, my flourishes aren't pretty, etc. But I decided it was time to bite the bullet and luckily enough my teacher Imma (@dyosaimma) wanted to teach the class with me.
So preps began for the first ever BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY SEMINAR here in Albay. We began talking about location, materials, and advertising.
Imma arrived in Legazpi on the Friday (July 17) which meant 2 days of catching up and preparing the kits in time for the Jul 19 seminar. A big thanks to Balay Cena Una also for sponsoring our snacks that afternoon --- really delicious pasta and iced tea! Perfect combination for the humid weather.
Everything was set for the workshop: paper, brush, watercolor, folder, etc. Setting up the place was a breeze and all we needed to do was wait for the participants. Remember we capped the class at 15? Well SEVENTEEN came and I still have a couple of people on the wait list. All of them were super excited to learn. Imma and I did our best to put them at ease -- reminding them that this is a process, one that wouldn't be perfected that same afternoon.
Our class had the following structure:
I'd want to do this again. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?? haha
Who is sab_adventures?
I have always wanted to write. This will now be a creative outlet-- home to all my arts and crafts. So feel free to browse around my everyday adventures.