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Melbourne: Carolingian Calligraphy Workshop

22nd October at Rotson Studios (Fitzroy), Melbourne

The Carolingian letter –redesigned in Italy during the Renaissance– is the origin of our lowercase alphabet. In this workshop we will learn the meaning of ductus while writing the lowercase alphabet using a traditional broad nib and walnut ink.

Historical context and examples of applied works included in the session.

Level: Beginners, previous knowledge is not required.

You will learn:

  • The difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography;
  • The tools used to write each script: broad nib pen, flexible pen, ruling pen, bamboo pen and flat brush;
  • Historical examples plus contemporary artworks by professional calligraphers and artists;
  • The fundamental elements of the letter: the strokes;

You will learn that calligraphy directly reflects the movement of the hand. Practising calligraphy is connecting your brain with your hand and your eye. It is also about having fun and learning by doing!

Time: 10am – 2.30pm

Individual session: $80


This is the link to the complete course outline: