Introduction to Fraktur

By Nina Tran

Starts 8 May 2022



Workshop Description

Fraktur is a 16th century German style of Blackletter which combines the dense vertical texture of Gothic Textura and the lively curves of Gothic Batarde hands.  The name Fraktur, derived from the Latin word fractura (meaning "broken"), appropriately describes the distinctive fragmentation of joined and overlapped strokes.


In this Fraktur class, we will begin with a brief study of the parent Gothic Textura as a guide and foundation to the ever-evolving Fraktur.  Despite the typical characteristics attributed to Fraktur, this hand is quite versatile and can be easily varied from bold to light, compressed or airy, coarse or elegant with just a few adjustments, as we will see in class.


Note to Students :

  • This is an online live workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days following the final class.

  • Recommended supply list & handouts will generally be uploaded to the workshop page 3 weeks before the first session.

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

Workshop Schedule

Sun, May 8, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, May 15, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, May 22, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, May 29, 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hong Kong Time)

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Refund Policy

Fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable