Bill Kemp: Beginning Spencerian Script

Title: 
Beginning Spencerian Script
Teacher: 
Bill Kemp
Date: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Session: 
All day
Level: 
All
Description: 

This is a great start for individuals who have never taken a Spencerian Class before and a good refresher class for students who need it.  Learning the fundamental principles of this script will provide a strong foundation to the script.  We will start with the principle strokes working our way to the lower case letters, then progressing to the capitals.  This will be a full day of study as we focus on curvature, movement, contrast, and variability of this script.  This script is a true American hand that was founded by Platt Roger Spencer in the early 1800’s and was actually taught in the public schools until the turn of the 20th century.  No prior experience with the pointed pen is necessary for this class. 

Supplies: 

Oblique pen holder, suggested Nikko G nib (experienced people, bring your favorite pointed nib such as the Zebra, Leonardt Principal, and Gillott 303), McCaffery’s ink (any color) or your favorite ink for the pointed pen (suggested inks are Palace Moon, Sumi and Old World Ink).  Since a few guide sheets will be in your handouts, an alternative paper would be the lined Clairefontaine tablet of paper (which could be used in other classes) or Canson Graph and Layout (8 squares per inch), which could be used in other classes.

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