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Finding Inspiration in Non-Latin Scripts, Part 1

Come with me to a faraway land! I want to show you one of the most beautiful and intriguing scripts ever created: early Arabic Kufic. This calligraphy is as bold as modern sculpture and abstract painting. Think Calder. Think Motherwell. By studying these concise, dramatic letters, we can learn a lot about letterform, counterspace, weight and legibility. These sessions are great for anyone interested in striking out into new territory. Even better for logo designers, painters and those hoping to develop new and more personal styles of writing. Part 1 and part 2 together form a very good introduction to my way of teaching calligraphy.

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Finding Inspiration in Non-Latin Scripts, Part 2

Magical words: ancient Chinese seal script! Have you ever looked at these wonderful characters closely? How are they constructed? Can they teach us new ways to shape and arrange Latin letters? Can words become images again? The answer is a resounding “Yes”! We will look at the construction of seal script characters and apply what we learn to Latin letters. This is a fantastic course for anyone interested in putting our alphabet together in new ways. If you have wondered how to create new textures and a different kind of flow from one letter to the next, this is the course for you. Part 1 and part 2 together form a very good introduction to my way of teaching calligraphy.

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The Expressive Line, Part 1

This course looks at all that is inky, spontaneous and full of life: the calligraphic line as a voyage of discovery. We begin with some outliers in the history of Latin letters, looking at how a line can move and shift instead of following a predictable path. We explore the flexibility of the quill pen, which is perfect for taking the line for a walk. This course looks at calligraphy as a process of drawing as much as of writing. Letters will be seen as shapes that you can alter radically without losing legibility entirely.

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The Expressive Line, Part 2

The cola can pen remains one of my favorite writing instruments. It is capable of so many things, from rough to smooth, from thin to thick, from splattered to refined. I show you how I use the pen and then define some principles by which you can develop your own gestural scripts without imitating other calligraphers. Script is, after all, a very personal form of expression. But finding your own voice is not always easy when there are amazing posts on Instagram every day that might exert a powerful influence over your work. We look at this problem very closely and see how you can create your own gestural style.

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