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Calligraphy (Beginner)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

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. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one?  A: No, make-up classes are not allowed since other classes may be full. Further, instructors are paid based...

$228

6 sessions

Wednesday Mar 1st, 7pm

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Introduction to Fraktur

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy
214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

Fraktur is a slippery word. It simultaneously describes the full range of blackletter styles (e.g. textura, bâtarde, rotunda) in calligraphy and type as well as a specific style of blackletter which originated in the early 16th century. This workshop will focus on the latter, which can be described as a hybrid of textura and bâtarde. Chronologically,...

$200

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 4th, 10am

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CraftJam Academy: Lettering Workshop Series

at CraftJam - Chelsea
33 W 17th Street Fifth Floor, New York, New York 10011

Lettering can be simply defined as “the art of drawing letters” - it is a specific combination of letterforms crafted for a single use, often hand-drawn, with pens, graphite or brushes. In three sessions, we will introduce you to the basic techniques of lettering and guide you in creating a unique hand-drawn wall-art piece. You will finish the...

$180

3 sessions

Monday Mar 20th, 7pm

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Italic Variations

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy
214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

This class will give you an opportunity to develop some Italic variations – not so much copying someone else’s style, as learning to develop variations based on your Italic! This will involve analyzing the elements that make Italic the graceful hand that it is, and then methodically altering those elements to give a new spin to this...

$160

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 18th, 10am

(6)

Hand Lettering Basics

at Gowanus Print Lab - Gowanus
54 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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!  Basic drawing and computer...

$120
No Upcoming Schedules
(65)

Foundations of Calligraphy

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

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
No Upcoming Schedules
(99)

Modern Calligraphy

at Brooklyn Craft Company - Greenpoint
165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy hand lettering -- and be on your way to lettering everything from art pieces to cards and more. In this beginner-level class, your instructor Jessica Keala will begin by walking you through the basics of modern calligraphy while guiding you towards developing your own personal lettering...

$65
No Upcoming Schedules
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Introduction to Lettering

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus
117B 11th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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
(108)

Modern Storybook Script

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy
214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

This playful alphabet has fun written all over it! This charming, casual script gives a fresh, modern twist to the traditional alphabet. In this one-day workshop, you'll first learn some of the tools of calligraphy and how to use them. Then you'll learn a series of simple strokes that form this whimsical yet elegant alphabet; first lower case letters,...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
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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...

$625

10 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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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...

$810

10 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Brush Lettering Basics for Beginners

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy
214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

Brush lettering is super-popular right now, and let’s face it; this is a cool, versatile writing style that will serve you well. In this workshop you’ll get a thoroughintroduction to the basics. We’ll begin with individual strokes, and then build upon them to make rhythmic patterns and to form both the upper and lower-case alphabets. In...

$100
No Upcoming Schedules
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Principles of Typeface Design: Pen to Pixel

at Cooper Union

This course is for anyone who has always wanted to design their own typeface, but is unsure where to start. Or for those who just love type, and wish they knew more about how it works. The participants will engage with the fundamental methods, tools and principles involved in the making of a digital typeface. For participants with more ambitious personal...

$905

10 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Calligraphy

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

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
(99)

Freehand Lettering

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

The use of freely written letterforms is a sure-fire way to add charm and appeal to logotypes and wordmarks. The friendly tone and alluring rhythm of casual scripts and other varieties of freehand lettering continue to play an important role in contemporary visual communication. This two-day workshop will provide an introduction to freehand lettering,...

$445

2 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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