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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...

$15
Sa.   Feb 20th, 12:30pm
All levels
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Saturday February 20 12:30pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $15
Saturday February 27 12:30pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $15
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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
3 sessions
Th.   Feb 18th, 7pm
Beginner
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Thursday February 18 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $180
Thursday March 10 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $180
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This 5 week course is an opportunity for anyone who has begun to grapple with the process of designing a typeface to push it further. To consider design decisions more thoroughly, to delve into those parts of the character set still lurking in the shadows, and to learn the finer points of bézier wrangling, spacing, kerning, writing and testing of...

$460
5 sessions
M.   Mar 14th, 6:30pm
All levels
(16)

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
Th.   Feb 25th, 7pm
All levels
(132)

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
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(42)

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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
10 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(16)

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
(18)

Lettering is a unique discipline, offering a distinctive means of visual expression not possible with writing or conventional typography. Among the drawn letter’s characteristic advantages is its potential not simply to communicate content, but to become content itself. This workshop will investigate recent historical approaches to lettering, in...

$440
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(16)

This short course is an opportunity for anyone who has begun to grapple with the process of designing a typeface to push it further. To consider design decisions more thoroughly, to delve into those parts of the character set still lurking in the shadows, and to learn the finer points of bézier wrangling, kerning, and all the other details of execution...

$490
5 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(16)

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
9 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(16)

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
4 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(16)

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
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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Gothic capitals are the scribe’s delight, running the gamut from relatively simple to highly exuberant, richly decorated forms that impart a dazzling, sumptuous tone to apage of otherwise somber writing. They take many forms: round, angular, square, double/triple stroked, with fine lines, diamonds, and florals strategically placed that entertain...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(5)

You’ve taken Italic or Copperplate — so now what?! How do you use what you’ve learned? A strong design and layout can make even beginning calligraphy look great, so even if you’re just starting out, this class is for you! Basic design principles will be covered as each student works to complete a small project--perhaps a holiday gift...

$180
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(5)

Ornamental Decorative Flourishing is one of the most challenging and rewarding skills that a calligrapher can acquire. But did you ever wonder how it’s done? In this workshop, we’ll combine both history and artistry as we explore the world of flourished names. First, students will learn the simple, fundamental “rules” and techniques of...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(5)
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