IWD Event : Calligraphy, Watercolor, and Typography 

I learned something new this week at the office. As an International Women’s Day Event, our unit’s employee engagement champion organized several small activities for us women. One session focused on :  the Calligraphy, Watercolor, and Typography lessons. I am glad to share bits of the experience. After all this blog is about working women (or even men!) like me who finds and share their passions, finds life balance and just sharing positivity through experiences like different lifestyle non-work activities. 

First off, Rachel taught us how to do Calligraphy. I am not good at doing artsy stuff haha and this includes calligraphy. But, I always want to learn something new and at least try doing new things. I must say doing those strokes require patience aside from talent hehe. I am so amazed at my office friends’ talent! I was just acually there for the fun and food haha kidding! But seriously, it is a good form of de-stressing and a nice way to discover our own style. 
I personally loved the watercolor segment. Maybe because my not-for-arts strength are not evident haha. It’s like playing with colors and designs. I just love mixing and experimenting the colors which is so amusing. Thanks to Mitchi for sharing styles and techniques on playing up the colorful designs which can be used as a background for calligraphy styled words.
Then, Lish taught us about Typography or the art of putting or organizing words and other characters together. She talked about the Do’s and Dont’s. I have learned about how important Kerning is or the spacing of characters. I use Canva for my blog and Instagram account sometimes so this is a big help.
It was a noon/afternoon gathering full of fun and new learning. 

Have you learned something new lately? Share about them through the comments below. 

8 Comments

  • Nora

    March 19, 2017 at 11:30 am Reply

    Gorgeous! I wish I could paint / type that well. I’m only talented in Photoshop haha! Lately I’ve also learned some new tricks to use in iMovie when editing videos. I’d definitely love to learn more about doing videos and also I’d love to learn using more Adobe Softwares.

    • TheWonderfulKind

      March 19, 2017 at 11:43 am Reply

      Great! I’d love to learn that too! I have read your blog ans I must say you are good when it comes to techie graphic design stuff 🙂

  • Meera

    March 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Lovely art. I like calligraphy too. I did not learn anything new lately but I am trying to better my photographic eye. 🙂

  • Shalene R

    March 20, 2017 at 3:08 am Reply

    I’m currently into calligraphy (I’m just a beginner) and I haven’t attended any workshops yet. I download writing sheets and I’m working on my lettering skills. Yes, it’s always refreshing to learn something new so that you won’t feel that you’re stuck somewhere. Cheers to learning new things! 🙂

  • Berlin | Momi Berlin

    March 20, 2017 at 3:35 am Reply

    I have always wanted to learn calligraphy. O was able to attend one basic class and even bought a few pens and drill pads. I aim to practice at home. Unfortunately, the ink remains full and the paper aNd pen unattended. I put out my calligraphy things on my table to remind me to practice. I hope this technique will work.

  • Hot Fit Cookie

    March 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm Reply

    You rocked this Calligraphy, girl! Looks so pretty. Learning Calligraphy is on my bucket list, I really want to learn to write beautifully on posters and big artsy projects. I’m learning lots every day, mostly stuff related to blogging and promotion. Thank you for sharing your experience 🙂

  • Yan

    March 20, 2017 at 11:49 pm Reply

    Woooow buti pa your office they organize stuff like these! You’re so lucky ‘cos workshops for these cost a lot! 😀 I love to learn those things too and you’re right, it’s takes a whole lot of patience to come up with nicely painted artworks! But good job ha! 😀

    • TheWonderfulKind

      March 20, 2017 at 11:50 pm Reply

      Hi Yan! We just actually organized this within our unit. We do have company sponsored IWD events, but we just wanted to add something specific for us hehe. Thanks to the talented women of our team 🙂

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