Modern Gothic / Blackletter Update

Saturday 17th November 2018 (10am – 4pm)
Tutor: Julia Baxter
£25 members / £30 non-members

Suitable for: All levels (Some experience of a basic gothic hand would be helpful)

Developing an informal version of the Gothic hand and using it for texture and drama for modern work. We will begin observing a basic Gothic miniscule alphabet and then explore its possibilities, to bring it out of the middle ages, with the opportunity to develop your own modern Gothic hand for more advanced students.

You will need:

  • A3 Layout Pad
  • Writing board, to work at a slant and large enough for A3.
  • Usual calligraphy equipment
  • Masking tape 1” width
  • T- square (preferably 18”)
  • Black gouache paint with mixing pot and feeding brush
  • White gouache paint (Permanent White if possible)
  • White chalk pastel pencil
  • A size 2.5mm Leonardt TAPE nib or equivalent
  • Sizes smaller and larger nibs (ie. 1.5, 2, 3 and 4mm)
  • Automatic pens if own already (large sizes like 3, 3A, 4 and 5)
  • Black coloured paper, at least A3, a couple of sheets only
  • Optional extra handouts will be available to purchase on the day at a cost of 20p for A3 and 15p for A4 sheets