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Underground Spencerian

With Nina Tran

Starting date : 4 August 2024

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

Spencerian is a handwriting system developed by Platt R. Spencer in the mid-1800s.  After his death, Spencer's children and colleagues continued and further developed and standardized Spencerian script as an educational model for teaching handwriting in the United states.  Spencerian continued to flourish during the later half of the 19th century and became the underlying blueprint for the development of other American scripts such as Ornamental Penmanship and Business Penmanship during the Golden Age of American Penmanship (1850-1925).

In this workshop, we will begin with a bootcamp-style review the Spencerian Standard through a series of drills and other exercises.  Once we have learned how to attain consistency and uniformity, we will explore the parameters of Spencerian and learn how to deviate from the tried-and-true Standard Spencerian so that we may develop our own Spencerian handwriting.

What will begin as a rigorous refinement of Spencerian will conclude in a guided experiment of discovering our own preferences and variation of Spencerian.

Although this workshop is open to all skill levels, familiarity and experience with Spencerian is highly recommended.

Workshop & Office Hour Schedule

Lesson 1

Sunday, 4 August, 2024

09:00 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH1

Thursday, 8 August, 2024

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Sunday, 11 August, 2024

09:00 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 2

Thursday, 15 August, 2024

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Sunday, 18 August, 2024

09:00 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 3

Thursday, 22 August, 2024

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Sunday, 25 August, 2024

09:00 am - 11:00 am (Hong Kong Standard Time)

OH 4

Thursday, 29 August, 2024

21:00 pm - 21:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

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 lessons will be recorded and available for 90 days following the final lesson.

  • All recordings expires on Saturday, 30 November, 2024 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion board for Nina to critique.

  • Workshop handouts (if any), zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page one week (or as soon as practicable) before the first lesson.

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

Recommended Workshop Supplies

  • Click here for the supplies list recommended for this workshop.

Workshop Boarding Page (Only for Enrolled Students)

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Refund Policy

  • All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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