Friday, January 30, 2009

New Italic Calligraphy Class


Italic Calligraphy
Instructor: Ann Elser
Wednesdays, 6 sessions, March 4 - April 8
6-8:30pm
Fee: $140

The Italic calligraphic face is one of the most widely used and versatile alphabets around. It is highly legible and can be transformed (dressed up or down) with ease. A wonderful face to learn for the beginning calligrapher yet versatile enough to experiment with for the advanced. We will spend 6 weeks learning the Italic face. Students will be given handouts and guide sheets. We will also address spacing and layout for addressing envelopes. Calligraphy is less about pretty handwriting, but more about DRAWING each and every letter. Its about establishing a pacing and rhythmic motion as you write - giving you a consistency of shapes and letters, and spaces in between words and lines. It is highly relaxing and meditative. Like yoga for the hands.

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4 comments:

minus five said...

virgil wants to team up with you and letterpress something calligraphic.

Anne-Davnes Dusenberry Elser said...

That would be pretty sweet, Sarah! Let's do something really dirty like an Al Swearingen quote from Deadwood: "You can't kill every cocksucker whose character it would improve."

minus five said...

i don't watch that show (i know, i know) but that sounds like a good enough quote to me. it's certainly true.

Anne-Davnes Dusenberry Elser said...

The show is over now but you should rent the two seasons. You'd die! It's so beautifully written.