Marian Riddell Calligraphy

Lettering Artist

 Italic Plus Lettering Workshop - Saturday 10 November 2018

Learn basic Italic Lower & Upper Case on a grid to understand the letter structure.  Using a calligraphy duo pen, you will learn the strokes that make up this beautiful and versatile style.  More details below...

Marian lives in a rural setting close to Hamilton City, New Zealand where she runs her small calligraphy business from home.
With over 20 years experience, she has completed a calligraphy course via the Society of Scribes & Illuminators UK (formerly run by the Roehampton University, London).  She has also attended a number of calligraphy workshops tutored by International Calligraphers both here in NZ and in Melbourne. 

Types of work completed:
Names on certificates, wedding stationery/signs, poems, matt boards, name plaques, family trees, presentations, menus, and one off calligraphy pieces.
Enjoy checking out the website and feel free to contact Marian if you have any queries or questions.

Price Guide (in NZ$)

Certificates name & date written in black waterproof ink onto pre-printed certificates.
Cost : 1-4 certificates $10 each   

          5-20 certificates $7 each.       

           Colour ink will be an additional cost  

Send me certificates with details to be added, please remember to include extra blank certificates.
Wedding Stationery guide:
Invitations can be designed at a one off cost. Artwork will be ready to take to a printer or print yourself.  
Guest names onto invites - $1.50 per line in black ink, $2.00 per line in gold or coloured ink.
Envelopes Addressed - $4 per envelope in black waterproof ink, $6 per envelope in gold or coloured ink.
Placename cards -
First name e.g. "Marian" $1 per name in black. $1.50 per name in gold or coloured ink.
First & surname e.g. "Marian Riddell" $2 per name in black or $3 in gold or coloured ink.
Please allow at least 2 weeks for completion and provide a few spares
Calligraphy commission - please contact me for a quote.

Please contact Marian for more information on pricing or to book an appointment.   New Zealand clients only.

Prices subject to change.

For more information

Contact Marian and provide the following information in your email:

  • Wording and any additional artwork information that is to be used
  • Your completion date
  • Pickup and delivery options (you can collect from Gordonton, or Marian can courier)
  • Quantities necessary for the job
  • Materials you would like used, (ie; paper, ink etc) (Marian will be able to guide you in this choice if you are unsure)
  • Email any images to Marian of what you are after
  • A 50% deposit will be required before proceeding with final calligraphy piece.

The more information the better. 

Upcoming Calligraphy Workshops

Learn Calligraphy options:

1.  Saturday 10 Nov 2018   10am - 3.30pm   Italic Plus Lettering Workshop.   

Gordonton (Oaks Church, 3 Garfield St, Gordonton).      Calligraphy can be so relaxing.   

Learn basic italic lower + upper case on a grid to understand the letter structure.  Using a calligraphy duo pen, you will learn the strokes that make up this beautiful and versatile style.  Marian will demonstrate each letter for you to fully understand how the strokes are made.  She will also demonstrate how to hold the pen correctly.  After practicing all the letters, you will be encouraged to complete a small piece of calligraphy to extend your new skill.  Detailed notes provided so you can practice at home.

Class includes:  Calligraphy duo pen 2mm + 3.5mm felt pen, italic worksheets, blank paper, pencil, eraser and ruler plus items for a small calligraphy piece.       

Skill level:  All levels welcome             

Students bring:  Yourself and lunch (local cafés available to purchase food are Firepot Café & Willowglen Café)

Cost:  Early Bird $70 if paid by 3rd November,   $80 after the 3rd November.      Coffee/Tea/biscuits  will be provided.          

Workshop limit—12 people

Book:   Email Marian—  with your Name, phone and email address.

Payable to Marian Riddell   Internet banking number: 03-1560-0059902-000   Use Code ITALICPLUS + Your Name  - Thank you.

2.  Private Lessons These are held on a Friday at a time suitable to both parties.  Cost for a 2 hr lesson is $80

Email me if interested

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