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Drawn Caps

With Jurgen Vercaemst

Starting Date : 16 Sept 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

We cannot begin without looking at the Roman caps. And that is what we will do. Going through the Roman proportions, but not in a very detailed way. The study of Roman caps is a workshop(s) on its own. But it’s important to know that all caps are derived from the Roman caps, so we cannot go without them.


But we will soon move on, on how to draw ‘simplified’ or casual caps, step by step, and explore lots of possibilities in both form and rhythm. First single skeleton pressure-release strokes, and subsequently built-up letterforms. Mechanical pencil 0,3 mm will be the main tool until now.

Jurgen will take a great care in filling up when it comes to built-up lettering, so there’s quite a lot to be said about how to fill up built-up letterforms.

Next tools in line are fineliners, ballpoint pens, fountain-pens, colour-pencil, speedball C5, hemispherical pen & pointed pen. We’ll be covering letters with contrast (thin & thick lines), and letters without. (Weight of the lines within one letter=the same) Looking at different kinds of serifs is on the menu too. And pushing the boundaries of letterforms is something we will look at.

The purpose of this all is to provide student with a large ‘vocabulary’ when doing calligraphy or letterdrawing.


If time allows, we will be drawing bigger letters to look even more at all details of the letter. With Neuland, David Jones, Jan Rossey, Kristoffel Boudens and many different other calligraphers.

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, 5 January, 2024 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Jurgen to 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.

  • Click here for the recommended workshop supplies.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 16 September, 2023

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

Lesson 2

Saturday, 23 September, 2023

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

Lesson 3

Saturday, 21 October, 2023

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

Lesson 4

Saturday, 4 November, 2023

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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