Overview of Weekly Workshops:
Each Session is a stand alone class and is an introduction to the style.
6 hours per session
Fundamentals of Calligraphy.
Learn historical alphabets using the broad pen.
From Sun 09 April to Sun 18 June 2017 10 am – 4.00pm
Styles included are:
Sun 09 April: Foundational – Establishing the Fundamentals
Sun 30 April: Foundational – Minuscules, serifs & variations
A Roman minuscule, highly versatile.
Beginning with an informal running bookhand and then add more formal serifs to expand this style repertoire through historical and contemporary hybrids.
Sun 14 May: Uncial – A modern variation of an early historical beauty
A modern variation of an early historical beauty
Uncials ample rotundity makes for a majestic, contrasting and elaborate hand easy to modernized style.
Sun 28 May: Capitals – Roman based on Imperial Roman Capitals – Proportions & principles of structure
Arguably the most important hand for any calligrapher to learn.
These Roman capital proportions and characteristics are the bedrock for letter variations.
Sun 04 June: Black Letter – Gothic Minuscules - Looking at the differences
Textural and strikingly graphic
Learn a compressed and simple version of minuscule. Then experiment with pointed and rounded versions after a brief study of a few historical styles.
Sun 18 June: Gothic Capitals and Decorated Capitals –Historical & modern
Elaborate and ornate decorative letters with vast possibilities.
Related to BUT distinctly different from the Roman form.
A wonderful teacher who is passionate about the craft of calligraphy and very motivational, encouraging and kind. The basics are taught at your pace, with no judgement, just helpful guidance. A relaxed environment with like-minded people. Very good value for money with all the basic tools provided to you, and an exceptional teacher who is not only wonderful at her craft but excellent at teaching. Perfect for anyone interested in learning the foundations of calligraphy, whether a complete beginner or looking to improve their current lettering practise.