Available Online



  • Starts Jun 11, 2023
  • $110 ABD doları
  • Online / Zoom

100 spots left

Service Description

This calligraphy class will focus on the elaborate capital letters used in traditional Fraktur of the 1700’s. Participants will learn how to use pen and ink to create their own capital letter and will leave with an 8×10 piece . Participants may draw their own illuminated letter in the Fraktur style, or adapt patterns from historic works using light boards. They will then learn how to control the pen and ink to complete an 8×10 capital letter of their own. Watercolors will be provided if additional color is desired. All materials are included, with a complete C -type pen nib set to take home with you and continue creating once the workshop is over. Fraktur was created by Pennsylvania Germans during the eighteenth through the mid nineteenth centuries and features calligraphic text decorated with colorful birds, hearts and flowers. The tradition has its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval Europe but evolved into a distinctive part of the local Pennsylvania German culture. Today, those who appreciate this colorful folk art enjoy drawing their own fraktur designs based on the work of the early fraktur artists. WORKSHOP PROGRAM Class 01 : Warm-ups and basic strokes Basic strokes and abstract stroke to explore brush effects, using the tip and the side of the tool: the alternation of thick and thin strokes is the characteristic flowing rhythm of this style. ​ Class 02 : Minuscules The main families of letters, ductus, variation of descenders and ascenders. ​ Class 03 : Basic caps The main families, ductus, proportion and tool positions. Class 04 : Variations Explore different rhythms and alternative letters. NOTES: - This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop) - All live sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days following the final class. - Student can submit tehir homeworks to the discussion corner for Luca Barcellona to critique. - Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. - All workshop dates and times are according to the Rome Standard Time. REFUND POLICY All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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