The Art of Calligraphy: Script Lettering with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden August 8 - 12, 2022

about this workshop

This workshop is designed to explore the beautiful lettering style of script with a pointed pen and ink. The style of script that Harvest will teach is called Spencerian, developed in the 1800’s. This workshop will include study of the lower case, the upper case, simple off-hand flourishing and using letterforms as borders. This style is both elegant and graceful. Spencerian script is a pointed pen alphabet built on four simple principles and seven stroke forms. Students will start with pencil and work their way up to pen and ink. Harvest will cover all the basic letterforms and play a little with capital variations that make this lettering style so unique. This class is designed for all skill levels. It is most frequently written with an oblique penholder but experience with an oblique penholder is not necessary. If left-handed you may prefer to use a straight penholder. Students will come away with the knowledge of how to use a pointed pen, an understanding of the forms that build the alphabet, and the ability to write a flowing and refined script.

Unique Instructor Harvest Crittenden

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$895 tuition + $50 materials

Key Points:
*How to use a pointed pen and ink, with tips and trick for easy flow
*Proper hand and arm movement
*The shapes and forms that build the letters
*How to combine the letters into flowing sentences and paragraphs
*Beautiful flourishes to combine with the script
*A finished project of a short saying with flourishes

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



The Art of Calligraphy: Script Lettering with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden August 8 - 12, 2022


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