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*Virtual* Calligraphy: Essential Hands
*Virtual* Calligraphy: Essential Hands

Mon, Nov 08



*Virtual* Calligraphy: Essential Hands

Dip your fingers into the history and creation of Roman Capitals and Humanistic Minuscule, two calligraphic hands that are the mainstays of beginner’s calligraphy.

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Nov 08, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST



*Virtual* Calligraphy: Essential Hands

Taught by Madison Bennett

DATE: Nov 1 & 8, 2022 

TIME: 5:00-8:00pm EST  

PRICE: $95

Registration Deadline: Wed, Oct 27, 2022


Although this art form has ancient roots, calligraphy is utilized today in various contemporary art practices. This workshop is designed to give you a taste of two significant calligraphy hands. 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 calligraphy alphabet.

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

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.


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