Italic – From a formal hand to contemporary variations for All Levels
Introduction to the Italic Hand. Learn an elegant, formal Italic hand using the historic Cataneo Manuscript as a model. Create your own personal script style. Lessons are based on exemplars written by Bernadino Cataneo from a Copy Book which was printed about 1545AD. This austere hand known also as Chancery Cursive, is the model for the Italic hand in use today.
Students will first learn the minuscules or small letters and how to develop consistant letter shapes and word flow. From there you will learn how to form the captial letters (Majuscules) based on Roman Capitals. Then how to capture rhythm and energy through the addition of flourishes. How to mix and use colour, variations in size and style to enhance your layouts. Students will be introduced to many varied materials such as inks, gouache, nibs, papers and how techniques to use them successfully to create small artworks, posters and greeting cards.
Six weeks of one day classes scheduled every second week. Each student will receive extra on-line feedback between each class.
Cost: $495 for entire course - 6 hours per session or $90.00 per day
Students may choose to attend parts of the course if they have established italic skills.
From 29 April to Sat 01 July 2017 (10 am – 4.00pm)
Themes for each workshop are:
Students with Italic Experience may join the course for any one day themed class.