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Introduction to Fraktur

  • August 21, 2021
  • (PDT)
  • August 29, 2021
  • (PDT)
  • 4 sessions
  • August 21, 2021, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • August 22, 2021, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • August 28, 2021, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • August 29, 2021, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online

Presenter: Nina Tran

Sponsored by: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter 

About the workshop: Fraktur is a 16th century German style of Blackletter which combines the dense vertical texture of Gothic Textura and the lively curves of Gothic Batarde hands.  The name Fraktur, derived from the Latin word fractura (meaning "broken"), appropriately describes the distinctive fragmentation of joined and overlapped strokes.

In this Fraktur class, we will begin with a brief study of the parent Gothic Textura as a guide and foundation to the ever-evolving Fraktur.  The first weekend will be a study dedicated to learning minuscules and the second weekend to majuscules.  Despite the typical characteristics attributed to Fraktur, this hand is quite versatile and can be easily varied from bold to light, compressed or airy, coarse or elegant with just a few adjustments, as we will see in class. Students will be invited to submit specific work for critique.  

All skill levels are welcome.  However, some knowledge of the broad pen is highly recommended.

This workshop will be recorded, with the recording available for one month to registered members.

About Nina: Nina Tran is mom to three energetic kids in the San Fernando Valley. She is deeply passionate and enthusiastic about learning and teaching calligraphy and penmanship. Her main focuses of study are Copperplate, Spencerian, and various Gothic Hands. When she is away from her pens, she enjoys reading, bullet journaling, and bookbinding.

Cost: $124 by check or PayPal

Must be a member both at the time of registration and when the workshop is held.


Questions? Alessandra Kawakubo  at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com

Workshop will hold 20 students, plus facilitator. Enrollment is for current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up, as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance ona first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. PayPal's fees are not refundable. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. No refunds after handouts are distributed, usually a week in advance. For confirmation and prompt receipt of supply list, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator. Please send your check payable to IE/PV SfC: Send to Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413.
Please write the workshop name in the memo space.  
Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf.  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Or contact Alessandra to pay for membership via PayPal.

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors.

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