Runic Alphabets with Ann Miller :: Monday, December 9, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Runes are fun to study, and a great introduction to calligraphy and handlettering! In this workshop we will explore the 2,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon Runic alphabet, also called Futhark, along with other ancient scripts such as Ogham.
Blackletter is a bold, compressed script that evolved from Carolingian calligraphy in the 12th century and continued to be used as a typeface until the mid-20th century. This workshop teaches the history, basic strokes, and letterform of Blackletter.
Italic Calligraphy with Ann Miller :: Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, 2020 :: 10am-4pm
Get comfortable with handling the broad edged pen and start making some beautiful Italic letters! Open the doors to a new world of writing possibilities in this two-day workshop that offers an excellent introduction to the structure and fluid rhythm of Italic letterform.
Antique Secretary Hand with Ann Miller :: Friday, March 6, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Shakespeare, Chaucer, and all the cool kids wrote in Secretary Hand! In this one-day workshop we will work on deciphering the quirks of this broad-edge pen script popular in Britain and Germany from the early 16th – 17th c. and look at modern uses from graphics for book art, to designs for cool tee shirts and tattoos.
Uncial Calligraphy with Grendl Löfkvist :: Thursday, March 19, 2020 :: 6:30-9:30pm
Dip your toes into the Middle Ages with this beginning calligraphy course that features the beautiful Uncial script. Whether you have terrible handwriting or are a seasoned calligrapher, this script is easily learned, versatile, and attractive. Get Medieval!
Calligraphy Essentials :: Texture & Grid, Point & Edge with Ann Miller :: Friday, April 3, 2020 :: 9:30am-5:30pm
Drawn to lettering and design? In this workshop you will pattern with punctuation, boil letters down to the bare essentials and get to know the full range of potential of dots and lines so that these marks contribute to your message and are never left to chance.