Gothic scripts are relatively easy to learn in their construction and can be used in many ways. It lends itself to embellishments and decoration with colour and gold.  This special class will have a festive theme where you'll learn the beautiful Gothic Textura scrpipt and how to write some holiday greetings. We'll be exploring coloured inks and embellishments for you to  get started on your Christmas cards. 

Gothic Textura is instantly recognizable from the compressed angular letters. Gothic script was used throughout Western Europe from ca 1150 to well into the 17th century. It continued to be used for the Danish language until 1875, and for German, Estonian and Latvian until the 20th century. Gothic was the most formal and expensive script used by medieval scribes. It also became the model for the first mechanical letters. 

In this one-day workshop you will learn good construction of the Gothic lower case and capital letters, words and numerals using a dip pen.  Some experience with a parallel pen or other introductory calligraphy is preferred.  With the basic knowledge of this versatile script it is important to follow up with practise, to write with style and confidence. 

Students will receive individual time throughout the course of the day and given ideas on how to use the Gothic script. This workshop is best suited for students who have taken the Foundational workshop or who have some similar beginner experience.  

Students will receive comprehensive handouts, guide sheets plus pen, ink, layout pad, and supplies.  All students will receive individual attention. Lefties are welcome too. If you are a leftie please let us know when you sign up.  Class size limited to 5 students. 

Students should bring their own lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Fee is non-refundable and the workshop date selected cannot be changed.   

If you have signed up for a class but are feeling unwell please notify us beforehand and we will either find another class for you in the future or refund your fee. Please do not come to the workshop if you're sick.

Classes are held at Inkt in Whanganui, 17 Victoria Avenue.  Please arrive by 9:15am. Classes finish up around 3:30pm. 

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Christmas Themed Gothic Script (intro to dip pens) : One-Day Workshop - 13 November

  • Brand: Inkt
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $120.00

  • Ex GST: $104.35