Pat Blair: Introduction to Spencerian Script

Introduction to Spencerian Script
Pat Blair
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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 follow.


Oblique pen holder, your favorite pointed pen nibs, such as Hunt 22, 56 or Gillott 303, the Zebra nib or Leonardt Principal, 9” x 12” Canson Pro Layout Marker, Moon Palace sumi or McCaffreys Penmans Ink.

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