28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
classes in the bindery
Italic CalligraphyLearn the fundamentals of using the broad edged pen while learning to write italic calligraphy. This renaissance lettering style, used by Michelangelo for his private correspondence and the inspiration for Zapf Chancery and Palatino Italic, is one of the foundations of 21st century calligraphy. Examples of the versatility of italic can be seen at: www.GorstStudio.com. Returning students may choose to learn one of five classic lettering styles. All levels welcome. If you have studied calligraphy before, please bring examples of your work to the first class.
Deadline to register: One week before the class starts.
Karen Gorst February 27 - March 26 , five Monday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Karen Gorst is a calligrapher, manuscript illuminator and book artist. A student of Hermann Zapf's, in 1999 she was included in the Society of Scribe's exhibit of the 100 most influential lettering artists of the 20th century. Ms. Gorst curated NYPL's Three Faith Scriptorium and has lectured/taught at numerous institutions including The Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, Penland School of Crafts, The Cloisters and Wellesley College. You can see examples of Ms. Gorst's work and educational podcasts at: www.GorstStudio.com.
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