Instructor: Elmo Van Slingerland
Sponsor: Society for Calligraphy
During this workshop we fully concentrate on hand-drawn letters. We will use various drawing techniques, such as pencil, broad-edged pen, pointed pen and brush with gouache/watercolor.
Through helpful exercises you will be able to expand your knowledge about several aspects of drawing letters, its possibilities, proportions, elegance and detail.
We will focus on form similarities and different contrasts and learn about all kinds of varieties which are possible within the three basic forms roman, cursive and capital. With or without serifs, playful or more strict, bold, light, big, small, narrow and wide, smooth or rough….
While drawing our letters, we shall always fall back on the written letter which in most cases will be our starting point.
You will learn how to apply the hand-drawn letter (large and small format) in some compositions during layout exercises.
Elmo van Slingerland is an internationally recognized calligrapher from Gouda, Netherlands. Educated in graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, he has taught calligraphic workshops throughout Europe, in Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Canada and the United States. Commencing more recently, Elmo has instructed many highly acclaimed online calligraphy workshops.
For his entire career, Elmo has worked as a graphic and font designer, and has developed his own font (DTL Dorian). His lettering has appeared in Letters Arts Review, and his calligraphy and type design works have been exhibited in museums throughout Europe and published in both Dutch and foreign language texts.
To see more of Elmo's work go to elmovanslingerland.com
Workshop will run from 9:30am to 5:00pm (PDT) including a 1 hour break for lunch.
VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING - 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230 (Corner of Overland Ave and Culver Blvd) Free parking located along Culver Blvd
Workshop fee: $125
Registration is for 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. Signups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE NO MATTER WHICH PAYMENT METHOD YOU CHOOSE
Click on the REGISTER button and then follow the directions listed below for your chosen payment option
Your payment must be received within 10 days of registering (credit card or check); otherwise, your registration will be cancelled and you will lose your place in the workshop.
Two payment options:
PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested. When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "PAY ONLINE." You will be taken to a page where you can enter your credit card information. When this is completed, you will be preliminarily registered for the workshop. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.
Nonmembers, contact Carrie at the email below for instructions on how to pay your membership by PayPal.
PAY BY CHECK: Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested. When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "INVOICE ME." Then send your check, payable to SFC, to Carrie Imai at 10636 Bothwell Rd, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until your check is received. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.
Nonmembers, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both checks in the envelope. This will give you a years subscription to all of the publications of the SfC and enable you to take all of the Zoom and In-Person Workshops for just the workshop fee. Many fun workshops have been free for members.
Contact Carrie Imai at firstname.lastname@example.org with workshop questions.