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For 4,000 years, the chisel edged pen has been the primary tool with which western language was recorded until falling out of use in the 16th century, and eventual obscurity by the 18th century.  Learn about the history of calligraphy, and the basics of its technique from Rome through the Middle Ages, and the Arts & Crafts revival of the...

$13
Sa.   Aug 29th, 1pm
All levels
(16)

Handmade design is booming in popularity, and with good reason. These designs carry their own sense of creativity and personality while maintaining and a clean design. Jen will show you how to guide your steady hand across the page as you learn the basics of hand lettering. With a little bit of guidance, you’ll be able to apply the basic principles...

$90
M.   Sep 28th, 7pm
Beginner
Monday September 28 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday October 13 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $90
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In this 3 session class, you’ll learn the basics of illustrating letterforms by hand and then have the opportunity to screen print a small run of mini prints. You’ll concept, research, design and then illustrate your favorite quote, phrase, or word. Come transform simple words into meaningful drawings with us! All screen printing supplies included,...

$180
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(35)

Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist.  Experience art making up close as you watch artists create in real time and engage in an informal conversation about artistic processes. Note: This workshop meets at Gallery 217 (The Astor Court)...

$25
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(17)

Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy in this hands-on, 3-session workshop where you will write & take home good luck characters.  Note: Chinese language skill is not required. Open to all levels.

$45
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(14)

In this class we will refine and polish your italic hand and begin to write smaller, in color and with more rhythm and fluidity.  Not for the absolute beginner, students need to come with at least a basic understanding of how to handle the broad-edged pen and simple classical italic form. Exercises and projects such as poetry broadsides, greeting...

$480
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(10)

This workshop will begin with both historical and contemporary interpretations of bold early Gothic Textura styles, and principles of consistency. Then onto variations and refinements, detail and playfulness as the style moves closer to the more intricate later Fraktur, including lowercase and capitals -- and with the capitals, crazy variations abound!...

$855
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(10)

Chancery Cursive, Cancellarsca, Formal Italic, Running Hand, Humanist Cursive, Italic handwriting these are all names that refer to the variations that comprise a category of writing style that began in the Italian Renaissance, was written for hundreds of years in Spain and was revived in the 20th Century. In this class we will explore the changing...

$585
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(10)

Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their letter...

$325
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(8)

This two-day workshop will provide a basic overview of script lettering, with a focus on its use in logotype and editorial settings.  Nothing beats the warmth and personality of script lettering. From formal cursive hands to casual brush styles, it's highly adaptable to scores of design applications. The friendliness and exceptional versatility...

$415
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(10)

Typography has become the essential way of communicating language, but the mechanics involved in crafting elegant typography can sometimes seem mystifying. The key to good typography is an understanding of space. Through lectures, assignments, demonstrations and discussions this course will help build a strong grasp of the mechanics which make for...

$900
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(10)

You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history...

$35
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(85)

An “art-journal” is a sketchbook-style process we can use to record our thoughts, ideas, narratives, observations-anything we wantpairing words with sketches and paintings. It is a great vehicle for our creative imagination to express itself in multiple media. In this class we will all bring in some of our writing/journal notes as a starting point...

$185
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(39)

Study the History of Color and color theory with one of the world’s most renowned illuminators. This five day intensive will acquaint you with the medieval practice, its history, and its contemporary applications. Special attention will be paid to practicing authentic calligraphy specifically to help a next generation of artist’s express their...

$625
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(8)

Through exposure to a wide range of material and techniques, students learn to capture the life-like quality of the model with quick, gesture sketches as well as fully rendered, sculptural, value drawings of the face.  The head and face are critical to communicating the human condition in art--from emotion to gesture to creating a likeness. Using...

$480
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(10)
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