Courses

Pointed Pen Contemporary Calligraphy

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Instructor:
Richard Draffin
Skill Level:
Beginner
Description:

The Calligraphy Society of Ottawa is offering a Pointed Pen Contemporary Calligraphy course for both beginners and those wishing to improve. The course will be on Tuesday nights starting March 14 to April 18, 2023, at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre (Studio 1) on 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1. The course will include use of pen and ink...

CANCELLED - B√Ętarde Script

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Judith Jaimet Bainbridge
Skill Level:
All
Description:

IMPORTANT: This event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Batarde script is the last of the major script styles of the Middle Ages, before printing. It is a half Gothic. In Northern Europe, pure Gothic had become very popular, but southern Europe and England softened their Go...

Brush Romans (for the rest of us)

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Richard Draffin
Skill Level:
All
Description:

This Brush Romans course is designed for calligraphers of all levels including beginners. The Roman script, the most successful western script, is based on the Trajan Column in Rome and remains relevant today after 2000 years of adapting. This script is the basis of all capitals used in calligraphy and topography. The course will start with ...

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

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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.