Two scripts in six weeks! Foundational style, a 20th century Roman manuscript hand, and an equally beautiful tiny script Carolingian, first written in the time of Charlamagne. Modernized and adaptable to smaller sizes, each is useful for presentations, document lettering, broadsides, poems, formal envelope addressing, handwritten books & much more. If you’ve never taken calligraphy this is a great starting point. Intermediate level students will get to create a handwritten book or journal.
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.
Write like a famous architect! Armed with a sharp pencil and graph paper, you can re-create arts & crafts style lettering based on the Eaglefeather type font. Designed from Wright’s own personal pencil lettering for blueprints, Eaglefeather with its 1920’s flavor is an excellent introduction into the wide world of calligraphy. The simple capital letters can be sketched with a pencil or fine-line pen. Build your lettering skills for future design projects or use with cards, envelopes, placards, & scrapbooks.