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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...

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Sa.   Aug 1st, 1pm
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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
Th.   Aug 20th, 7pm
Beginner
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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...

$40
Su.   Jul 12th, 9:30am
Intermediate
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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
(4)

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
(11)

From the pages in the books we read, to the letters on the screens we use; typography surrounds us. Typography makes language visible, and as a result, is one of the greatest tools for communication we have. But what really is typography and how do we use it effectively? During the first half of class we’ll hit all the basics. From basic letter-form...

$15
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(11)

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...

$220
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(11)

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
(9)

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
(11)

Victorian pointed pen flourishing, also called “off-hand flourishing,” is the shining star of 19th century pen work. In this workshop, students will learn basic strokes and simple flourishing techniques, and then combine them into delicate vines, leaves, berries, wheat sheaves, feathers, wreaths, and floral bouquets. Known for its repertoire...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(4)

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
(9)

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
(9)

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
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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
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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
(9)
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