Calligraphy - Course Description

Friday, August 22, 2014

This class begins with the study of skeleton letters and the Black Letter hand. After working in pencil, students progress to pen and ink. They learn to find the correct height for each hand using the width of the pen nibs. Using triangles, t-squares, and protractors, students rule out their own practice sheets and find the correct pen angle for each hand. The final project is to produce a large page with a quotation chosen by the student in Black Letter, with illuminated block letters incorporating two colors, plus black. Students add an illustration related to the verse to fit around the lettering.