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Hands writing alphabet in Engrosser's Script Pointed Pen Calligraphy: Engrosser’s Script CEXTN38-202340 is a Course

Pointed Pen Calligraphy: Engrosser’s Script CEXTN38-202340

Mar 9, 2023 - May 4, 2023

$180 Enroll

Full course description

Thursdays, 3/9-5/4/2023

In-Person sessions: 3/9, 4/6, 5/4 Downtown Campus, room TBA, 6:00-8:00pm

All other sessions meet online from 6:00-7:00pm

Instructor: Katie Leavens

Engrosser’s Script is a formal form of copperplate calligraphy from the turn of the 20th century. It is characterized by bold strokes and graceful curves. These modular strokes make this the perfect script for learning what the pointed pen is truly capable of. This class focuses on improving fine-motor skills and pen control. It is open to all skill levels.
In an effort to transition to the “new normal”, this class will be hybrid. Sessions 1, 5, and 9 will be in person for 2 hours. During these sessions, we will focus on skills that need direct feedback. The in-between sessions will will be held online for 1 hour (less Zoom fatigue). The online format helps ensure you can see exactly what my pen is doing while it makes each letter of the alphabet. This new hybrid format takes advantage of the best of both worlds!
Materials list:
- Nibs: Nikko G, and either a Hunt 101 or Leonardt Principal
- Strathmore Layout Bond Pad (9 x 12 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

Image credit: Katie Leavens