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Basic Black Letter

By Eleanor Winters

Starting Date : 08 Oct 2022

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

For calligraphers with little or no broad-edged pen experience, this class offers a detailed introduction to Textura, the form of Gothic calligraphy so effectively used in medieval illuminated manuscripts.  Textura originated in northern Europe and was used extensively in writing centers throughout western Europe from the 12th century well into the 16th.  It was the basis of the earliest typefaces, an early example of which is the Gutenberg Bible.


In this class we will concentrate on the minuscules  simple vertical forms that create a pleasing texture on the page and contrast well with other, more ornate scripts.

Note to Students

  •  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 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Friday, 09 December, 2022 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to Eleanor for 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. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time. 

Workshop Schedule

Class 01

Saturday, 08 October, 2022

20:30 pm - 22:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 02

Sunday, 09 October, 2022

20:30 pm - 22:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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