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Calligraphy: What's the point?

With Eleanor Winters

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  • Live Online via Zoom

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Workshop Description

COURSE OUTLINE Session 1: Spencerian Academics: Foundations of the Spencerian System The Key Elements of Spencerian Curvature: capturing the curvature of hairlines and shades, parent ovals Movement: spontaneity, pacing your writing, coordinating thought and movement Contrast: the dimensions of Spencerian, writing on dark papers with white ink, iridescent and opaque colors Variety: the governing aspect of Legibility, flourished strokes Individuality: common sense and creativity Negative spaces: developing the ability to see what isn’t there Your Spencerian muscles: developing muscular control, Combination Movement versus Whole Arm Movement Spencerian Mechanics Paper Angle, pen angle Letter Angle, letter spacing, letter slant The question of shading and pressure Oblique Penholders: what’s it for? What can it do? Traditional versus Ergonomic models Decision of penpoints The 3-point grip Pen manipulation Think of Your Ink Walnut Ink, Carbon Inks, Iron Gall Inks Specialty Inks: acrylic, gouache, varieties of iridescent inks Session 2: The Letters Guide Sheets in Perspective Building Muscle Memory Cross Drills Connected Writing The Evils of re-tracing Lowercase Letters a-z Session 3: Capital Letters A-L Size and Shape Entry Stroke variations Traditional vs Alternate forms Session 4: Capital Letters M-Z Traditional vs Alternate forms Numerals Size, Spacing

Refund Policy

Fees paid for the workshop are non-refundable

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