Summer 2021 Specials

Special Calligraphy Workshop with Anita Hansen Hrubešová

Discover the elegant world of calligraphy and create your very own work of art.  

30 Years of Education

Key Facts

Date: June 15, 2021

Format: 3-hour workshop

Choose between morning OR afternoon session

Instructor: Anita Hansen Hrubešová

Price: 2,500 CZK

Language: English

Course Description and Content

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting (from καλλιγραφία : the Greek words for “beauty” (kallos) and “to write” (graphein).

At a time when most communication is digital, and most words typed and printed with pre-set fonts, the art of giving form to written signs, words, in a harmonious, expressive and skillful manner is a treat for the eyes. To people who receive a letter, invitation, or product personalized with a calligraphic signature or a message – it represents a special way to connect with a brand, a service, or person.

This workshop will first introduce the art of calligraphy itself, as well as provide insights into the haute-couture calligraphy world. 

The practical part of the workshop will cover:

  • How the tools work, and how to hold them (if you are left-handed, don’t worry, there is an advantage too)
  • Dip pen drills
  • Building alphabet
  • Doing decorations

The Grand finale of the workshop will be writing your own note/message on beautiful, sustainably sourced paper from a local producer, and wax-stamping it. 

Methodology

This AAU Academy Special is a practical workshop led by AAU Alumna and founder of Copenhagen Calligraphy  – Anita Hansen Hrubešová. 

All supplies will be provided for each participant and include:

  • straight pen
  • nib
  • ink
  • vellum
  • paper holders
  • handmade paper+envelope
  • wax, stamp
  • paper bags

Refreshments included

To register please send an e-mail to academy@aauni.edu 

Your Instructor

AAU Alumna, AAU Academy special lecturer

Anita is a Denmark-based, Czech/Dutch entrepreneur with a decade of experience in luxury brand marketing, logo design, brand identity, brand activation and diplomacy. She has a decade of experience in luxury brand marketing, logo design, brand identity, brand activation, diplomacy. In 2018 in Copenhagen, she established an agency of graphic designers,  calligraphers (western, Japanese, Chinese), called Copenhagen Calligraphy, which she has grown into a leading agency in Scandinavia.  The team provides A-Z services in helping with concept planning, event design, color schemes, brand activation ideas, creative marketing, and customer loyalty increase. Anita was also a guest lecturer at Sweden’s Art University – Konstfack, and has held workshops in Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic and the USA. Her clients include Chanel, LV, royalty (Danish, Czech), Michelin-star restaurants, NYX cosmetics, Rituals, GANNI, Farfetch, Biologique Recherche, UBS Wealth Fund, Czech center, Art University, PR agencies, Moet, and others.

See what our students have to say

We do almost all of our projects in small international teams, and we work together like we would in a business company and synergize our different ideas. There's flexibilities to meet with teachers outside of class, and ask them questions, not just specifically things we learn in the class.

Ann Connolly
Business Administration, United States of America

AAU makes networking incredibly easy to do. I was able to participate in various events that don't necessarily connect to my coursework like conferences, literature festivals, debates, lectures, etc. When I was President of the Diplomatic Club, AAU helped me get in touch with event-organizers, which, for example, allowed us to host an event during the Festival of Democracy organized by the famous Forum 2000 conference.

Anastasia Mezenina
Business Administration, Russian Federation

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