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Calligraphy: Essential Hands
Calligraphy: Essential Hands

Fri, Jul 02



Calligraphy: Essential Hands

Over two weeks dip your toes into the history and creation of Roman capitals and humanistic minuscule fonts.

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Jul 02, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT – Jul 09, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT



Calligraphy: Essential Hands

Instructor: Madison Bennett


DATE: Monday, August 2nd & 9th, 2021

TIME: 5:00 – 8:00 pm EST

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Mondsy, July 19th, 2021

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.

Instructor Bio:

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


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