Gothic Blackletter Calligraphy
Gothic blackletter is a great starting point for calligraphy beginners. The straightforward structure of Textura, the formal blackletter hand (“picket fence”), introduces you to the broad nib and at the same time gives you a calligraphy hand that, even though it dates from the end of the 12th century, is very usable today. Because the letters are compressed, they give a dramatic look to the page and have excellent design potential. In this class, after working on the basic form of Textura, we will play with variations, including a softer version and a spiky zig-zag version. This class will be taught using a parallel pen.
Saturday, April 4, 11-5pm
Instructor: Meredith Klein - student limit: 8
$110.00 - includes all materials