Advanced Blackletter

By Luca Barcellona

Starts 5 Sep 2021



Workshop Description

The world of the Blackletter, or so-called "Gothic writings" is incredibly wide and varied, and the forms of these letters lend themselves particularly well to beautiful and imaginative variations. In the previous course we studied the Textura, starting from the individual letters, to the variations in weight and proportions, up to the creation of a balanced text block; now that we have learned the basics, we can start having some serious fun! We will instead venture into the Fraktur, its more Renaissance version, particularly focusing on capital letters that lend themselves to the more decorative aspects. We will also study different variants starting from existing alphabets, in particular those elaborated in the last century, and we will delve into those details and tricks that make the letters of each calligrapher unique in order to obtain satisfactory results, obviously also drawing on the teachings of the calligraphers who have contributed to refine and perfect this writing. For those who want to deepen the study of Gothic and its most "hidden" rules.


This is an advanced course, particularly suitable for those who have already attended the course of Gothic Textura, or have sufficient experience as self-taught on these writings.


*This workshop is open to all students and recording will be available after class for 30 days via Zoom *

Workshop Schedule

Sun, Sep 5, 2021

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, Sep 12, 2021

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, Sep 19, 2021

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, Sep 26, 2021

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

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Refund Policy

Fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable