Calligraphy & Illumination: ages 12+
with Moki Kokoris
Dates/Time: August 5-9, 1pm-4pm
No prior experience or skills are necessary. The only prerequisites are enthusiasm and the willingness to learn the skills needed to create beautiful letters. All supplies are provided.
Where the quill teaches the ink to dance… An intricate and elegant yet endangered craft, the word ‘calligraphy’ is derived from: calli- kalos in Greek, meaning “fine,” and -graphy from the Greek grapho, meaning “write.” And the term ‘illumination’ comes from the Latin word illuminare, meaning to “light up” with the purpose of making the pages of a book glow with vivid colors and burnished gold.
Following an old-school philosophy, and beginning with the fundamental methods and principles of implements and materials, students will be taught key calligraphy terms, structural guidelines, scale, angles, direction and basic pen strokes. Starting with the dual-pencil technique, the class will progress to the broad-edged nib while learning the Foundational Hand developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century (based on the 15th century Humanist script), which is the essential starting point for learning other hands such as Italic, Uncial, Rustic and Blackletter.
Session 1: Aug 5 - 9th, 2019
Mon - Fri for 1 week from 1:00 - 4:00 pmPayment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $46.66, paid every four weeks
29 Taylor Ave
Bethel, CT 06801 Get directions