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Fraktur & Flourishes with Nina Tran

  • August 05, 2023
  • 10:00 AM (PDT)
  • August 06, 2023
  • 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - Online

Sponsored by Inland Empire Society for Calligraphy

Saturday & Sunday, August 5-6, 2023  10am-5pm PDT

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.

Our session will begin with a brief study of Gothic Textura minuscules from which we will derive our Fraktur minuscules alphabet.  Most of our second session will be dedicated to a study of the marvelous Fraktur capital.  The final two hours will be dedicated to learning how to add flourishing to our capitals. All skill levels are welcome. The workshop will be recorded. 

About Nina: Nina Tran is a calligrapher and mom of 3 based in Los Angeles, CA.  She teaches pointed pen and broad-edged scripts with a focus on Copperplate, Spencerian, Gothicized Italic, and Gothic Textura and Fraktur.  When she is not writing at her desk, she enjoys sunshine in the garden, hiking and reading.



REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by check or PayPal. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. You are not registered until you have confirmation from the workshop coordinator, Alessandra Kawakubo.

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

Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

To pay by check, Contact Alessandra Kawakubo at  iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com. Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. 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 or contact Alessandra to process membership electronically

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