The classic letter style from the Renaissance era is just perfect for your projects. The broad pen makes a ribbon of black ink as it winds its way down the page. Basic angle, weight & form, rhythm in writing, appropriate capitals, all together can be used for elegant names, notes, poetry, quotes & sign projects.
This elegant writing script can be stretched, condensed, freely-written, appearing playful or serious. The basic Italic has a changing rhythm and various contrasting weights from delicate to bold writing. It can be used in harmony with illustration. We also explore good page layout for broadsides, book pages and creative applications. The class will finish a small book project. All levels of experience.
The classic shapes of Roman letters and the longevity of Imperial Rome are alive today in our many Roman type fonts. Calligraphers use pen-written Roman caps with most all their lower-case alphabets. Timeless, stately and beautiful when drawn with pencil, they can be written with flat brush, or lettered with a broad pen. All three sets of tools should be in your calligraphers toolbox. We’ll work on various papers, fabric and possibly even write on a stone keepsake.
Using artist’s watercolors and gouache in the calligraphy pen, transform your hand-lettering from subtle to vibrant. Learn to use black, white, greys, neutrals, earth pigments, and special effects like rainbow lettering. Great for titles, posters & art pieces. Level: intermediate - Some prior experience with basic calligraphy & dip style pens.