Need a new creative outlet for winter evenings? Consider the lovely and venerable art of calligraphy!
Over four sessions, participants will be tutored by artist Bonnie Glick in mastering Basic Italic hand. Italic is a cursive alphabet which is matched with a Roman font. While roman typefaces are upright, italic typefaces slant to the right. Italic script was developed during the Renaissance in Italy. The class fee includes a pen holder and nib, an ink well, a mixing brush for loading the ink and a 1 oz. container of walnut ink crystals that students will take home. An opportunity to work with Arches French paper will be included, with basic instruction on layout and design. Instructor Bonnie Glick is a calligrapher and artist trained in Italic, Copperplate, Uncial, and Gothacized Italic lettering. She has been a member of the calligraphy guild of Idaho, the Idaho Inkspots, for many years. She attends continuing education and training through the guild each spring and fall with instruction from internationally recognized calligraphers and attends the international calligraphy conference every other year. Her love of calligraphy started as a child when her mother bought her a set of calligraphy pens. She has developed her craft since then and spends many happy hours, especially in the winter months, practicing various hands. NOTE: students need to note in their registration if they will be writing with their right or left hands, so that appropriate nibs can be ordered. Registration Required $ 62