Though calligraphy is currently enjoying a revival, most people are familiar only with popular pointed pen lettering styles. However, there are so many other types of calligraphy to be enjoyed! Italic calligraphy-- a style that was developed in Italy during the renaissance -- is Cheryl's favorite hand to write. Italic is (in the words of calligrapher Gillian Hazeldine) "probably the most important script for the modern calligrapher as it is capable of almost endless variation, able to express on the page a huge range of emotions." This adaptable, beautiful script is also a joy to write.
Students will learn about the history of Italic and be introduced to tools and lettering materials before learning basic strokes -- first with a pencil and finally with a steel nib. Over the course of 5 sessions, we will learn both lower and uppercase letters as well as discuss layout and design for a small final piece.
Students will leave class with detailed exemplars, guide sheets for home practice as well as all necessary calligraphy supplies. No calligraphy experience is needed -- beginners welcome! Intermediate students will benefit from guided review by an experienced instructor.
Supplies not included; a supply list will be sent upon registration, and supply packets will be available at the shop.
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