DATE Mon, August 2nd & Mon, August 9th
TIME 5:00 pm–8:00 pm EST
REGISTRATION DEADLINE Mon, July 29th
Calligraphy: Essential Hands
Taught by Madison Bennett
Although this art form has ancient roots, calligraphy is utilized today in a variety of contemporary art practices. This workshop is designed to give you a taste of two major calligraphy fonts. During your first session you will focus on Roman capitals, and your second session will spotlight humanistic minuscule. Over the two weeks you will learn the history of both fonts, learn spacing and proportions, and learn how to utilize calligraphy tools and gouache to create your own calligraphy alphabet.
Madison Bennett is a lettering artist and MFA Candidate at the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she focuses on calligraphy and contemporary palimpsests. You can check out some of her work on Instagram.
Students are responsible for the following supplies
3 Speedball Nibs
Gouache Tube (Windsor & Newton Jet Black)
Paintbrush for Mixing
Container for gouache
Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.