Learning Italic Calligraphy
Sep 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 18, 25
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Live online course via Zoom
Classes will be recorded and made available to students
Registration by September 2nd
Can be later, additional shipping charges would apply
DESCRIPTION: This six-week course will introduce the fundamentals of the italic lettering style: branching, pen angle, letter height, capitals, and pen manipulation–all those elements that make Italic the hallmark style of calligraphy. As a means of opening the door to the vast possibilities of calligraphic design, we will write with a metal nib and progress through three sizes of nibs and letter size. We will also incorporate gold ink into our designs, explore numerous papers and apply basic design principles. Each class will include a project and culminate in a signature-style book.
Pre-requisite: experience with a broad-edged calligraphy tool (ie: a class in Foundational, Uncial or Blackletter).
For those who have studied with me before, this italic class is an extensive revision on my in-person Italic class. Returning students or calligraphers with experience can use this class as an opportunity to continue developing their control of the nib and letterforms and practicing layout and design.
MATERIALS: I feel very strongly that high quality materials are critical to success when learning calligraphy. Calligraphy is a challenging skill to learn and requires patience, persistence and of course, practice. The last thing a person new to calligraphy needs is inferior equipment that impedes the learning curve. That is why we will all be working with a standard set of quality equipment.
To purchase this class and supplies there are three options. If anything is confusing, please call! 860-413-9041:
Supply packets will not be shipped until August 30th.
OPTION 1: CLASS & HANDOUTS
Class includes packet of handouts (60+ items that I have created and will be used throughout the 6 weeks, ie: handouts, book parts, project materials)
Class fee of $120; Packet $30, Shipping $11
Total for Basic Class: $161
Student will acquire necessary supplies, links and resources are available on the Google doc listed above
OPTION 2: CLASS & SUPPLIES
Includes everything needed for the 6-week class, all supplies, handouts, materials.
Class fee $120, Supplies and packet $78; Shipping $20
Total Cost Class & Supplies: $218
OPTION 3: CLASS & Mixed Supply Packet
If you have some supplies, but need others, copy the order form at the supply link above, identify the items you need, email me a copy and I will invoice you for what supplies you need.
Registration must be received a week in advance. Packages with supplies will be shipped the Monday prior to the start of class. Shipping is approximately $20 of the cost due to the large size of the writing board.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Please contact me before registering to determine shipping logistics, cost, timing, etc.
The class will be recorded and made available to students.
TIME: Each 2-hour class is a diverse combination of learning about the art of calligraphy, seeing samples, student lettering and creating projects. There will also be a small assignment given after each class. After each class, homework is assigned to practice the skill that was introduced. This return to lettering is a great way to create the muscle memory that is so important to calligraphy.
Each class also builds on the class before and does not repeat the same information.