Courses

Fraktur: Broken by Design

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Instructor:
Kevin Williams
Skill Level:
All
Description:

Fraktur: Broken by Design is a course designed for beginners who have never used a pen before through intermediates wishing to learn this script or brush up their skills. Fraktur is by far the most adaptable and widely-travelled Gothic script, having enjoyed hundreds of years of use from the 16th century and still sees much use in modern works...

Exploring Calligraphy: Foundational and Uncial

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Susan Pinard
Skill Level:
Beginner
Description:

Join CSO Instructor Susan Pinard for this beginner course, exploring Foundational and Uncial scripts. Students will create a piece with their own alphabet sentence. We will also try out versals and knotwork.

To Italics & Beyond

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Instructors:
Linda Hillier, Richard Draffin
Skill Level:
Novice
Description:

Linda Hillier & Rick Draffin present a six-week course designed for those who have already studied italics & wish to take it to the next level. We will use script analysis & introduce pen manipulation techniques to revitalize the script. Course will also help refine layout when preparing a final piece.

Exploring Calligraphy: Uncial

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Susan Pinard
Skill Level:
All
Description:

This class will explore the uncial script, written in a modern style and one in a flat​ pen angle version. As well, we play with Aidan Meehan's capital letters. There will be a project to work on, to be presented at the last class.

Important Note: No class on November 21st

Foundational with a Taste of Romans

Event Dates:
Instructors:
Kevin Williams, Richard Draffin
Skill Level:
All
Description:

Foundational with a taste of Romans will be a course designed for beginners or those more experienced calligraphers who want to refine pen skills and learn more about this script. Foundational is a wonderful script to learn. It is very historical and does provide a good model for learning pen and ink skills. To provide capitals, we will b...