Introduction to Fraktur

By Nina Tran

Starting Date : 08 May 2022

Fees : HK$ 1,000 or US$ 130

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 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 Saturday, 30 July, 2022 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

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

Workshop Schedule

Class 01

Sunday, 08 May, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 02

Sunday, 15 May, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 03

Sunday, 22 May, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Class 04

Sunday, 29 May, 2022

10:00 am - 12:00 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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