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Melbourne: Roman Capitals Calligraphy Workshop

Saturday 8th October at Rotson Studios (Fitzroy), Melbourne

This 4-hour session will take you all the way back to Rome, around 1AD. You will learn about letter proportions, letter spacing and optical illusions while writing the uppercase alphabet. You will use a traditional calligraphy nib, walnut ink and other contemporary tools. 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: