An Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Aska Djikia

February 12, 2021


When: Feb 12, 2021 11:00 AM Vancouver 

In this demo, Vancouver Artist Aska Djikia will introduce you to modern calligraphy and lettering, a fun  and beautiful way to use the alphabet to express yourself. She will start with an introduction of this fascinating topic, covering how it differs from handwriting and type, and overview some basic type forms. From there, Aska will demonstrate a couple of techniques to get you started, including: faux calligraphy, bouncy lettering, brush pen lettering, and dip pen calligraphy. This demo will cover tips on how to improve your calligraphy skills and how to have fun with lettering and calligraphy drills. We’ll end with resources and inspiration, as well as an optional assignment that you can do to put in to practice what you’ve learned. Participants will receive a PDF reviewing the styles we covered, and some of Aska’s favourite resources. Feel free to bring some questions,  as she will try to leave a Q&A section open for us! 

This demonstration is best suited for beginners who are curious about starting lettering and learning some styles, tips, and resources as an entry into hand lettering and modern calligraphy. 



Register in advance for this demonstration:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Aska Djikia

Aska Djikia graduated from Emily Carr in design in 2012, and has since worked as a designer, artist, and honey connoisseur. She’s “self-taught” in lettering (following stellar tutorials and videos online). Her love of lettering flourished into a small freelance business making custom lettering work including logos, cards, and window art.

You can see her work at @myshletters on instagram!

February 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm