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Calligraphy - Term 2 Gothic Variations [Wed, 7pm-8pm]

Wednesday 18 January 2023
Start Time 19:00
20:00

With Judith Porch. During this term we will be developing our understanding of the Gothic style.

This course is £10.00 per term. After 'submit', please check your booking details then press the 'book now' button. You will receive an automated email with a secure link to complete your payment.

 

During this term we will be developing our understanding of the Gothic style.

By researching historical and contemporary examples of Gothic lettering learners will develop an understanding of the style. Learners will be encouraged to analyse and study their favourite lettering variation or artist in order to create their own. Examples could be the Fraktur and Bâtarde styles or famous calligraphers such as Herman Zapf or Johann Neudörffer.

Following our analysis learners will be encouraged to begin planning their own unique project. How they develop this will depend on their interest.

You will learn:

  •  How to analyse an alphabet
  •  Researching the most influential Gothic lettering artists over the centuries
  •  Study and reproduce either a traditional gothic manuscript page or a contemporary gothic textural panel

What you will produce

  • A manuscript page or small panel
  • A modern take of the gothic script based on your chosen artist

What you will need

  •  Your usual calligraphy equipment
  •  Access to books or the internet for research
  •  Hot press watercolour paper or if you would prefer try a piece of traditional vellum (calf skin) available from your Tutor

Sessions will include:

  • Comprehensive 'how to' videos.
  • Online / printable documents and resources.
  • Live sessions will include tutor demonstrations.
  • Twice termly face-to-face sessions to discuss progress and problem solving. (Weeks 4 and 8, 20 minute session to be confirmed with your tutor for Wednesday, between 7-9pm at Victoria Park Pavilion)

 

Learning format : Blended learning, mainly online.

Course code : EN012355.JPO

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