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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 19th...

$12
Sa.   May 9th, 11am
All levels
(3)

In this workshop, we will first explore letter connectors, tricky ligature combinations, writing challenging words, building words into sentences, and text writing. Then we will explore the creation of a successful and balanced layout using the elements of composition, including spacing and proportion. We will also discuss how to choose the proper...

$100
Su.   May 31st, 10am
Intermediate
(2)
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A touch of gold can go a long way to lift your work from the mundane to the celestial. There are so many types of gold and metallic mediums available that it can be quite bewildering trying to decide which is most appropriate for the work at hand. In this class students will try out 32 kinds of gold pens, gouache, watercolor, acrylics, powders, pencils,...

$60
Su.   May 31st, 12pm
All levels
(2)

Gothicized Italic is a modern Black Letter script that combines the grace and legibility of Italic with the density and ornamental qualities of Gothic. Based on Edward Johnston's "Black Italic," this alphabet can be used as a contemporary substitute for the hard-to-read Gothic calligraphy of the Middle Ages. In this two-day workshop we will study the...

$160
Sa.   Jun 13th, 9:30am
Intermediate
(2)

In this workshop we leave behind the set of rules of traditional layout, as these rules may paralyze or confine the student who wants to leave the beaten paths of calligraphy. A series of well chosen exercises will show how, by fearless experiments, students can come up with original and powerful compositions. We will see that this way of working allows...

$220
Sa.Su.   Jul 18th, 10am
All levels
(2)

Play with an assortment of brushes (flat, round, bent, mop) using brush lettering techniques. Learn typography and watercolor techniques to help you create your own watercolored typeface! Brush lettering techniques inspired by modern calligraphy will also be taught in class. Students will also be able to incorporate gold leafing into their works!$35...

$40
T.   May 19th, 7pm
All levels
(6)

This workshop will cover the basics of different handwriting styles; including simplified copperplate and spencerian alphabets, plus an exclusive lettering technique that Jenna will be sharing with you. Whether you’ve picked up a calligraphy pen before or aren’t sure what one looks like, this class is for you. Jenna will go over the basics of lettering...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(6)

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!

$180
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(18)

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
(3)

The earliest illuminated and decorated letters served a practical purpose: to call attention to the beginning of a text or important passages within a text. Eventually, manuscript artists began to focus great effort on these initials, and soon letters were adorned with luxurious, ornate foliage patterns and images of humans, animals or fantastical...

Free
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(2)

You will learn the basics of contemporary calligraphy from A to Z. Using a pointed pen and nib dipped into ink, the course covers letterform anatomy, writing techniques, and practical applications.  When was the last time you wrote a letter using a wooden pen dipped into ink? Learn to write heartfelt notes with something other than your two thumbs....

$220
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(6)

From the unpredictable and lively Ruling Pen letters (on Saturday), participants shall on the second day work on these small and delicate pencil capital letters. These exquisite tiny capitals require perhaps a slower and more thoughtful approach with changes to their Form, to the pen angle, to the tools and to the speed etc etc. butwill repay this...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

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
(8)

Do you have a stash of “background papers?” Decorated paper classes, print-making experiments… maybe some beginnings that have been put aside? Bring them to this workshop and we’ll use them as starting points for more finished pieces that go beyond simply writing something on top. Choosing appropriate texts and graphic elements and deciding...

$200
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

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
(8)

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
(6)

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
(5)

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
(65)

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
(26)

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
(6)
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