DATE Mon, August 2nd & Mon, August 9th

TIME 5:00 pm–8:00 pm EST

COST $120


Calligraphy: Essential Hands
Taught by Madison Bennett

*Virtual workshop*

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.

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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.

Supply List 

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • Nib Holder 

  • 3 Speedball Nibs 

  • Grid Pad 

  • Paper 

  • Gridded Ruler 

  • Pencil 

  • Eraser 

  • Gouache Tube (Windsor & Newton Jet Black) 

  • Paintbrush for Mixing 

  • Container for gouache 

  • Pipette 

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.