• Introduction to Formal Italic: One-Day Workshop - 2021 dates TBD

Italic is a very versatile script and it is one of the most popular calligraphic styles of lettering. This is an excellent script for developing good rhythm and flow and can be applied in many ways, be it a piece of text, poem, cards, invitations or posters.  This workshop is suitable for beginners or intermediate calligraphers. 

In this workshop you will learn the basic characteristics of Formal Italic using a Parallel Pen, which will be provided to you. This workshop will provide you with the italic fundamentals to open up possibilities of flourishing and experimental work as you gain experience. You’ll learn Calligraphy Terminology in this class, how to hold the pen correctly, the correct pen angles used, how to rule up lines, number order and direction of each stroke to form each letter, correct spacing of letters, words and numerals. 

The Parallel Pen is used by beginners and advanced calligraphers alike. It is the ideal pen when learning as the ink flows from the pen without having to worry about dip pens and ink. The Parallel Pen nib you will be using (3.8mm) is quite large which is important when learning as you will have more pen control with a larger nib size. (If you already have a 3.8mm parallel, you can bring that to the class and select another sized parallel pen to add to your collection as part of the workshop offering.)

Once you have been guided through the basics, it is important to follow up with practising this script so that you can then write with style and confidence. You will receive comprehensive handouts and guide sheets at the commencement of the workshop. All students will receive individual attention. Pen, ink, layout pad, and supplies provided. Coffee and tea will be available. Students are responsible for their own lunch. Class size limited to 7 students. Lefties are welcome too. If you are a leftie please let us know when you sign up. 

Please note:  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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Introduction to Formal Italic: One-Day Workshop - 2021 dates TBD

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

  • Ex GST: $104.35