Apr 21-22 - Engrosser's Script

Apr 21-22 - Engrosser's Script

175.00

Engrosser’s Script, also known as Copperplate, is a beautiful flowing script with letterforms composed of delicate hairline strokes and contrasting thicker downward strokes. It originated in Italy in the 17th century, where it rapidly became the dominant writing style because of a growing commercial need for a script that could be written quickly. With the blunt-edge Italic nib used for earlier scripts, variations in width were created by frequently lifting the nib to change its angle on the paper. Engrosser’s Script was written with a pointed pen, which allowed variations in the width of a letter-stroke by the writer’s altering the pressure on the tip of the nib. In this class, you’ll learn the basic letterforms and have time to practice them. You’ll also learn the use of different inks, papers, and nibs. Bill will demonstrate more advanced versions of the capitals and will also provide examples of works done by master calligraphers for you to study.

 

Instructor: Bill Kemp — Limit: 12 students
April 21-22, Friday-Saturday, 11am–6pm

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