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Black Letter Capitals

By Eleanor Winters

Starting Date : 29 Oct 2022

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

Black Letter or Gothic capitals generally serve as a decorative, ornamental contrast with the simple, narrow forms of the minuscules.  When we look at medieval manuscripts, we can see a breathtaking range of capital letter possibilities, often based on Roman or Uncial forms, enhanced with multiple strokes and flourishes, as well as decorated, painted borders, gilding, and colorful backgrounds.


This class will concentrate on “pen-made” letters, i.e., forms both simple and ornate that we can create with our broad-edged pens.  We will experiment with numerous variations, learning to choose the appropriate letters for our Black Letter minuscules.


Participants should be familiar with the broad-edged pen.  Some experience with Black Letter minuscules is helpful.

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, 30 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, 29 October, 2022

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

Class 02

Sunday, 30 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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