Calligraphy: The Italic Hand
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Session Dates: February 07, 2018 - April 11, 2018
Calligraphy means 'beautiful writing.' In this class students learn the fundamentals of handling the tools of the calligrapher, see many examples of historical and contemporary fine writing and learn to understand and write the italic letterforms. The italic hand is an elegant Renaissance style also known as chancery cursive and running hand. Its graceful arching forms reflect the architecture of the time. Considered to be the height of refinement in its day, this classical hand remains among the most useful and beautiful for our modern purposes. Although this class is geared towards beginners, all levels are welcome. Required materials include: 6H pencil, two HB pencils, soft cotton rag, 18" T square (preferably metal), drafting tape, divider (optional), portfolio to carry materials (optional). The following materials will be available to purchase from the instructor on the first class meeting for $32 cash or personal check accepted: 4 mm, 3 mm, 2.5 mm, 2 mm nibs, nib holders, Higgins Eternal black ink & pad of translucent bond paper.
The following materials will be available to purchase from the instructor on the first class meeting for $32 cash or personal check accepted: 4 mm, 3 mm, 2.5 mm, 2 mm nibs, nib holders, Higgins Eternal black ink & pad of translucent bond paper.
Meets Weekly: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
In addition, students should bring the below to the first class.
- 18” inch metal T-square
- 12 inch metal ruler or longer
- 6H pencil
- two 2H pencils
- soft cotton rag
- white nylon eraser
- drafting tape
Optional: a smallish portfolio case to carry materials (make sure it will fit your t-square and a 14" x 17" pad of paper)
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This class meets for 10 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is Feb. 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.
Course Code: $117552
Instructor(s): Cara Di Edwardo