Gothicized Italic Script
Calligraphy Workshop with Denis Brown
Duration: 2 or 3 days. Level: Intermediate to advanced
Max. 20 students
This hybrid of Denis' energetic italics with Gothic characteristics results in a lively modern form. Denis' theory of italic will be introduced so students can aspire to understand forms rather than merely copy them. Advanced pen manipulations will help bring the forms to life. Three days will allow a better incorporation of capitals but two days will be enough to cover lower case with at least a discussion and demonstration of some capitals.
Student supplies: Square edged
dip-pens, (Brause size 3mm & 4mm particularly recommended in addition
to students own preferred brand); ink; ruler; pencils; pad of practice
paper A3 size (11"x l7") or larger; gouache; palettes, mixing and loading brushes. A couple of sheets of a quality paper such as Arches Text Wove or BFK Rives.
Optional: These days many students find a smart phone with camera is a convenient way to photograph demonstrations to inform practice at their table.
term GOTHIC encompasses a wide range of styles, from marching Texturas
to fluid Bastarda cursives and modern Gothicized Italics and hybrids. A 5-day extended workshop could cover several styles tailored to any specified level from beginner to advanced. Please contact me for further details
if such a custom topic is of interest. Gothic Script is a topic more suitable for beginners and novices.
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