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Melbourne: Fraktur Calligraphy Workshop

5th November at Rotson Studios (Fitzroy), Melbourne

This 4-hour workshop is an introduction to Fraktur calligraphy, focusing our attention on the lowercase alphabet. While writing the alphabet, we will learn about the evolution of the letterforms from the Humanistic minuscules to a more angular and modular alphabet (fractured writing).

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:

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