2-Day (9+ hour) Workshop Available through June 1, 2022
All Skill Levels Welcome
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Among the most popular calligraphic hands, for students and professionals alike, is Edward Johnston’s “Black Italic,” the modern (20th century) Gothic script often called “Gothicized Italic.” A rhythmic, elegant variation on medieval Black Letter hands, Gothicized Italic has its roots in these earlier scripts. In this workshop, students will study the basics of this lively minuscule script as well as variations in form and size. The class will learn about the flourishing possibilities of the hand and will concentrate extensively on spacing. We will examine Johnston’s original letterforms as well as variations of this hand practiced by contemporary scribes.
- Brause or Tape Nibs — 4mm & 3mm (or the equivalent size in other brands)
- Non-Waterproof Black Ink, such as Higgins Eternal
- Smooth Practice Paper, such as Canson Pro-Layout Marker, Bienfang Graphics 360 (or similar layout papers)
- Black Fine-Point Marker, such as Pigma Micron .01
- Water Container and Cloth or Paper Towels
Note: If you have other materials you prefer for broad-edged pen calligraphy, feel free to include them. Some tools and materials work better than others depending on your personal preferences as well as pressure, experience, etc. But if you prefer Mitchell or Speedball nibs, they need to be equal in size to the Brause because of the guidelines I’ll be providing.
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Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy
The Unconventional Pointed Pen
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence
Beginning Copperplate Script
A Letter and a Rectangle
Ben Shahn Lettering
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint
CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals
Colorful Lettering Composition
Akim Variations and Long Compositions