Pat Blair: Beginning Spencerian

Beginning Spencerian
Pat Blair
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
All day

Spencerian Script, or Ornamental Penmanship, is the beautiful, flourished style of writing that was developed in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Over a century later, it is still admired for its delicate and exquisitely graceful forms - the lyrical lowercase and the dramatic and expressive capitals.This introductory course will begin with an explanation of the tools used, the basic characteristics of the alphabet, and the finger and muscle movements needed to achieve the delicate hairlines. A study of the fundamentals of shading, and the beautiful forms and flourishes of the capital letters will be included. 


Oblique pen holder, your favorite pointed pen nibs (such as Hunt 22, 56 or Gillott 303 or 404, any of the G Nibs or Leonardt Principal), a good quality layout bond paper, such as 9” x 12” Canson Pro Layout Marker, Moon Palace sumi, Walnut Ink or McCaffreys Penmans Ink.

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