City Summer Youth Academy is for students ranging from incoming 6th graders through currently enrolled high school students. CSYA is underwritten by a generous grant from the Wells-Fargo Foundation.
Monday-Friday, 6/12-6/16/2023, 9:00am-11:30am, online
Instructor: Katie Leavens
Blackletter Calligraphy is a great style of lettering to start to explore the world of calligraphy. It consists of equally spaced, dark strokes that create a final page that is more black than white. Though it was developed in the Medieval Era it still has cultural significance today, including famous logos, protest art, and graffiti. In this class, students will learn to write the letterforms of a Blackletter style called Textura Quadrata, and how to put those letterforms together into words & sentences.
Katie Leavens has a degree in Graphic Design and has been working as a calligrapher in San Francisco for over 6 years. She is on the council of the local San Francisco calligraphy guild, Friends of Calligraphy. When teaching calligraphy, she strives to use historic letterforms to teach pen control and how that skill can be applied to more modern styles of calligraphy as well as other areas of life.
Paper: Strathmore 400 Series Layout Bond Pad - 9x12 inches