Bill Kemp: Engrosser's Script

Engrosser's Script
Bill Kemp
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
All day

This class is for both beginners and students who wish to refresh themselves with the basics. Known as both Roundhand and/ or Engrossing Script, this will be a class to provide the basics and true fundaments of this beautiful script. Learning how to manipulate the pointed pen to make the down strokes thick and hairline upward strokes is the focus of this grateful script. Using the Zanerian Manual and the teachings of my mentor Senior Master Penman Mr. William Lilly, we will focus on the material referenced in the manual and what I have learned from Mr. Lilly as we learn to write this script. The morning will focus on the basic strokes for the lower case to learn those letters. The afternoon will shift to the capital letters and combining them with the lower case letters for appropriate spacing. 



I would suggest an oblique pen holder or some may wish to use a straight pen holder; suggest a Nikko G nib or Gillott 1068A (experienced individuals can use their favorite nib); McCaffery’s ink (any color) or your favorite ink used with the pointed pen (other suggested inks would be Palace Moon, Sumi, Walnut Ink or Old World Ink); since there will be a limited amount of guide sheets in your handouts, an alternative paper would be the grid-square paper (5 squares per inch) pads from Rhodia or Clairefontaine tablets (which is excellent paper for the pointed pen). All of the supplies here could be used in other classes.

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