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Engrosser's Script Calligraphy CEXTN19-202240 is a Course

Engrosser's Script Calligraphy CEXTN19-202240

Apr 7 - May 6, 2022

$195 Enroll

Full course description

Thursdays, 4/7/2022-5/5/2022, 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Katie Leavens

Five session workshop

Engrosser's Script is a formal form of copperplate calligraphy from around the turn of the 20th century. It is characterized by bold strokes and graceful curves. These modular strokes makes it the perfect script for learning what the pointed pen is capable of. This class will focus on improving fine-motor skills and pen control as we learn this historic script. It is open to all skill levels.



- Nibs: Nikko G, and either a Hunt 101 or Leonardt Principal
- Blank Rhodia pad no. 18 (8.3x 11.7 inches)
- Walnut ink (Tom Norton, Daniel Smith, or crystals)
- Oblique pen holder with metal flange - Pencils (2B, or Blackwing - Palomino)
- Good eraser (kneeded are my favorite)
- Cup for dirty ink water
- Container for ink (small jar with mouth at least 1.5 inches, or dinky dip)
- Cotton rag (or paper towels)
- Artist tape

Katie Leavens has a degree in Graphic Design and has been working as a calligrapher in San Francisco for over 5 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.