Italic Calligraphy Workshop

calligraphy workshopThe Mennonite Heritage Center announces an Italic Calligraphy Workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm. Led by calligraphy artist Lori Yatron of Living Word Calligraphy, this workshop will focus on learning two variations of the Italic hand.  Students will work on two variations on the classic Italic style:  Chancery Cursive, which is a simplified “handwriting style” of Italic; and Pointed Italic, which is a combination of the Gothic and Italic hands.  Since we’ll be working on two complete hands (upper and lower case), we’ll be moving at a faster pace; so it’s not imperative to know the Classic Italic hand, but students should have some experience with calligraphy.  We will also be looking at some historical and modern examples of these hands, as time allows.

Preregistration is necessary as the workshop size is limited. The workshop fee is $55 ($50 member) plus a materials fee of $19 which will cover the following supplies needed for the workshop:  C-2 nib, pen holder, calligraphy ink, Sakura Pigma 3mm marker, Borden and Riley Layout Bond paper.  If students already have these supplies, they may bring their own materials and not include the materials fee in their workshop registration.  For questions about the workshop supplies, contact Sarah Heffner at or 215-256-3020, ext.112.  All students should also bring paper towels or rag, small wide mouth water container, pencil, and ruler.