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. Learning from historic forms will serve as a springboard for an exploration of modernised letter forms and expressive scripts.
Students will first learn the minuscules or small letters and how to develop consistent letter shapes and word flow. From there you will learn how to form the capital 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, special papers and techniques to use them successfully. Step-by-Step techniques will be taught on how to make an interesting composition. Learn create small artwork projects.
Six weeks of one day themed workshops. Each lesson includes extra pen skills, a layout technique and a mini project.
Cost: $495 for entire course - 6 hours per session or $100.00 per day incl materials
Students may choose to attend parts of the course if they have established italic skills.
Saturdays from 12 August to 30 September 2017 (10 am – 4.00pm)
Themes for each workshop are:
Students with Italic Experience may join the course for any one-day themed class. Your current italic skills will serve as a springboard for an exploration of modernised letter forms and expressive scripts.