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Modern Versals

  • March 12, 2022
  • (PST)
  • March 14, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • March 12, 2022, 9:30 AM (PST) March 13, 2022, 4:30 AM (PDT)
  • March 13, 2022, 9:30 AM (PDT) March 14, 2022, 4:30 AM (PDT)
  • San Diego location - TBA




About the workshop: Modern Versals are the extremely popular contemporary capitals that can be used in a variety of ways, both expressive and traditional. The clean look of these letters gives them a compelling charm and enables them to be used in just about any calligraphy layout. The pen-written, built-up forms require careful attention to detail and are best done with opaque gouache. The letters can be adapted to the text and the lettering artist has a chance to make design choices along the way. We will work with several pen sizes, beginning large and moving to a smaller pen size. Experience with a broad-edge pen is needed.

About Carol:  I've been a calligrapher in Portland, Oregon since I was first introduced to nibs and ink in 1959 as a high school art student. In the 55 years since, I gained a degree in Graphic Design and have studied with every major calligrapher in the US and Europe. I've been teaching college level and private classes locally and workshops throughout the US and most recently in Italy. I have directed three International Calligraphy Conferences in Portland, bringing 500 scribes together for a week of study and sharing. I am interested in every aspect of the field of calligraphy, from the formal invitation to writing on walls and enjoy seeking out ways to stretch the boundaries of my art. My artwork has appeared in Letter Arts Review, Bound & Lettered and my newly-published book Folded Pen Adventures. As a life-long learner, I look forward to the next new thing.

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