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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.   Oct 1st, 1pm
All levels
(67)
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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
T.   Sep 6th, 7pm
Beginner
(57)
Other Dates (3)
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Learn the basics of Persian Illumination during this two day workshop. Persian Illumination is not western illumination made with near eastern designs. Persian technique is known for its impossibly delicate lines made with fine brushes, pens, and ultra fine pigments. Its highly polished paper make the characteristic fineness of detail possible. And...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Aug 6th, 10am
Beginner
(9)

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
All levels
(67)

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
All levels
(27)

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
(27)

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
(82)

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
All levels
(27)

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
All levels
(27)

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...

$850
9 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(27)

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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...

$800
8 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(27)

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,...

$460
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(27)

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
(19)

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
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(27)

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
(27)
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