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Melbourne: Carolingian Calligraphy Workshop (with Maria Montes)

Carolingian Calligraphy Workshop
30th July 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.

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 fundamental elements of the letter: the strokes. Calligraphy is the act of writing letters with relatively simple strokes, looking for a rhythm;
You will learn that calligraphy directly reflects the movement of the hand. Practicing 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

Public: $70


This is the link to the complete course outline: