Led by artist Lori Yatron of Living Word Calligraphy, this introductory calligraphy workshop will focus on learning the upper and lower case of the Gothic hand along with some variations of that style. There will be a brief history of Gothic and several historical and modern examples. Students will also learn about calligraphy tools and materials. Students should bring a favorite verse or quote for practice. We will also letter a bookmark in the workshop.
The workshop fee is $55 ($50 member) plus a materials fee of either $10 or $20 per student, depending on the choice of the supply package. If students have participated in previous calligraphy workshops at the Mennonite Heritage Center and have all the supplies, they may bring those and do not need to pay a materials fee. All students should bring pencil and eraser, ruler, small container for water, rag or paper towels for the workshop.
The two supply packages to choose from (if needed):
Package #1: a Speedball pen nib (C-2), a Speedball pen holder, a bottle of Windsor and Newton black ink, a dozen sheets of practice paper – $10
Package #2: a Speedball pen nib (C-2), a Speedball pen holder, a bottle of Windsor and Newton black ink, a 3mm calligraphy marker, a 50 sheet pad of Borden & Riley Marker Layout paper – $20
Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited. No refunds are given unless a workshop is canceled for insufficient enrollment.