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Foundations of Calligraphy

at Q.E.D. - Astoria, New York

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 century. Letters are a part of our every day lives, it’s important to know a little bit more about where they’re from and how they’re made.  For 4,000 years, the chisel edged pen has been...

$45

4 sessions

Saturday Oct 1st, 1pm

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Calligraphy

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side, New York

Learn the art of hand lettering. Create a sample book of three basic styles adapted from classic calligraphic styles that can later be used on gift enclosures, envelopes and more. Are the materials included in the cost of the class? No. Materials you will need to bring to class: 2 pencils and 2 rubber bands 11x14 pad smooth white bond paper...

$228

6 sessions

Wednesday Nov 9th, 7pm

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Calligraphy: The Italic Hand

at Cooper Union

In this class students learn the fundamentals of handling the tools of the calligrapher, see many examples of historical and contemporary fine writing and learn to understand and write the italic letterforms.  Calligraphy means 'beautiful writing.' The italic hand is an elegant Renaissance style also known as chancery cursive and running...

$655

10 sessions

Wednesday Oct 5th, 6:30pm

(27)

Script Lettering

at Cooper Union - Greenwich Village, New York

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...

$480

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 8th, 10am

(27)

Vernacular Lettering

at Cooper Union - East Village, New York

Vernacular lettering can provide spirited inspiration for type, but learning how to distinguish the usable from the unusable elements is an important prerequisite. We will look carefully at key differences between lettering and typography, considering both formal and informal traits.  Students will be shown examples of painted lettering, drawn...

$460

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 19th, 10am

(27)

Introduction to Arabic Script

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy, New York

This will be an excursion out of our usual world of Roman letterforms. Imagine yourself about a thousand years ago. The continent of Europe is in darkness but there is light shining in the Muslim lands to the south and east. A great civilization is flourishing and from its pen flows the beautiful Arabic script.  Translations of Greek philosophy...

$200

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 1st, 10am

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Calligraphy

at Q.E.D. - Astoria, New York

Known by many names, though most commonly as Gothic and Old English, the blackletter style is familiar to anyone who has ever picked up a fantasy novel; the script holds a joint sway over the fantasy genre with the uncial style. In this two-part workshop, we will look briefly at blackletter in its historical context as an alphabet before we begin...

$30

2 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(70)

Italic Calligraphy: A Bold Approach

at Cooper Union - East Village, New York

This calligraphy workshop will have a dual purpose. It will offer its students a chance to work large on fundamental italic styles—at any level of experience—in addition to focusing on layout by learning to arrange these letterforms in the most effective and dramatic way possible to communicate your message with the use of contrasting sizes and...

$460

2 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(27)

Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics

at Cooper Union - East Village, New York

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
(27)

Hand Lettering Basics

at Gowanus Print Lab - Gowanus, New York

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! Note: All screen printing supplies included,...

$180

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(60)

Introduction to Lettering

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus, New York

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
(91)

The Mechanics of Typographic Space

at Cooper Union

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...

$800

9 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(27)

Drawing Letterforms: The Sans Serif

at Cooper Union - East Village, New York

Two thousand years of the sans serif letter. From Republican Rome to the twenty first century, what is the fascination of this letterform? This year is special for the sans serif, it is 200 years since Caslon’s first printed sans and 100 since Johnston’s sans rolled out on the London underground. We look at this history and at several approaches...

$460

2 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(27)

Font Production

at Cooper Union - East Village, New York

Building a font file that works isn’t always as easy as choosing “Generate Font” from the File menu, in this course students will take more than just a peek under the hood of how a font works and will learn to use tools and techniques that can take the edge off of font production and testing. Over the course of eight weeks topics will range...

$460

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(27)

Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

at Educational Alliance Art School - Lower East Side, New York

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
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