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Gifting a Calligraphy Family Tree

Family History; Arts & Crafts
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

A calligraphic family tree is a piece of heritage, it also makes a deeply personal gift for someone you love. Mark a special birthday, ideal for that someone who is difficult to buy for, celebrate a wedding or the birth of a child, these landmark events make us who we are. The creation of a calligraphic family tree is well worth the effort, so rather than all you hard work languishing in note books, it becomes a visual representation capturing your ancestors and descendants . 

In this workshop we will be looking at how a sample tree is created: 

Checklist 

What information to include and what not!

Suitable materials

Design and layout 

Making progress

Decoration

When it goes wrong

Final creation

There will be plenty of time for asking questions

You will need paper and pencil for the workshop

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  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Fiona Mitchell

Graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Fiona has worked as a calligrapher, graphic designer and illustrator, working on many commissions including film & television work. She finds the life of a professional calligrapher to be full of variation and challenges with no two days being the same. Fiona feels it is a wonderful privilege to be so involved with people at important times in their lives. Family trees are one of her favourite and satisfying jobs, as they combine calligraphy, illustrations and the challenge of design in layout.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

Resources

Gifting a Calligraphy Family Tree has supplementary learning materials provided by the event host. Once you book an event, you will get access to these resources.

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.

How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

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