One of the most popular styles used in contemporary Western calligraphy is the elegant Italic script, also known as Chancery Cursive. It was developed from antique Latin texts and inscriptions during the Italian Renaissance by the 15th century Florentine scribe Niccolò Niccoli and became the model for italic printing types. These versatile and legible hand-written alphabets remain popular and translate well into many practical and artistic applications.
In class exercises, learn the construction of each letter to form words that have correct proportions and angles. Plan to use them for basic projects using various colors and papers. The class is appropriate for beginners or intermediate students with some familiarity with the broad-edge pen who are ready to develop their calligraphy skills.
Special Program Information
- The instructor is Sharmila Karamchandani.
- This program includes 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each.
- Class will not be held on February 14.
- This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction online.
- All Studio Arts programs require an online ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student registered for the online program.
- This program will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
- Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
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