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Calligraphy: Roman Capitals and humanist bookhand

Ongoing full credit classes for all levels at Portland Community College

ART 218A Calligraphy: Roman Capitals and Humanist Bookhand

Rock Creek Campus, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 11:50am
Sylvania Campus, Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 4:50pm

Classes start September 23rd and go until mid-December
3 Credits, Audit available with permission from instructor

Come join us for fall term at PCC Sylvania and Rock Creek! In this course, we will study Roman Capitals and Humanist Bookhand calligraphy in great depth. Focusing with mindfulness and attention to detail, you will learn how to write beautiful letters in these traditional styles and create finished pieces.

This is a great class for students who are curious about lettering design, for students who want to get a solid foundation in the art of calligraphy, and it is also ideal for graphic design students who want to make more of a connection between typography on the screen and hand lettering on the page. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience. 

The final project for this class is the creation of a handmade book filled with the student’s calligraphy. Students will create a reference book with an original cover design that will be filled with practice pages, small projects, and handouts from everything studied in class. The final project will be an excellent resource of hand lettering information that can be used again and again. 

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tall grasses lettering

A short workshop offered as part of the All Oregon Calligraphy Conference

DAY AND TIME: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00am to 5:00pm
LOCATION: Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive SE, Salem, Oregon
PRICE: Just $60 for two 2.5 hour classes, lunch, vendors, keynote speaker

This mini-conference happens in either Salem or Portland every fall. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the larger calligraphy community, for beginners to get started with studying calligraphy, and for a lovely one day lettering arts experience. Click HERE for more details about the conference.

Monoline lettering with Speedball B-nibs is delightfully easy relative to the usual calligrapher's tools of the broad edged pen and the pointed pen. Because the thickness remains the same throughout each letter we do not have to think about pen angle or pressure on the nib as much as we do with the more traditional nibs. Tall Grasses letters were created by by me for one of my Design classes. These were inspired by looking at tall grass and the letters are tall and bend and sway. There are many possibilities for using these letters on their own or combined with other styles and tools. This class is a good choice for students who want to learn an easy new lettering style, for students who want to explore the use of B-nibs, and for students who want to write modern style letters.

Brush Pen Lettering

A One-Day Workshop for All Levels Offered by The Portland Society for Calligraphy

DATES: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
LOCATION: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, CT Building Room 113

REGISTRATION: Registration opens September 16th

TUITION: $70 PSC Members, $100 Non-members
LEVEL: All levels

Brush pen calligraphy has become very popular in the last few years and is the basis for many new fonts. Brush pen lettering is everywhere and yet there are few places where one can take a class in doing lettering with a brush pen. In this workshop, we will learn a basic Italic style of writing with this tool. We will work on both lowercase and capital letters and we will learn how to work with this tool in general to apply this knowledge in making letterforms.

Private Sessions in Calligraphy

Weekly or Bi-weekly Sessions, 60 minutes Private Workshops, 2-6 hours

I have a few openings for new private students who are interested in a one-to-one format for improving lettering skills or working on developing design skills and ideas. We will talk about your goals and experience and create a plan of study based on your particular needs.