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Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand - In Person

8 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:30 p.m.to Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00KK
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$265 - Non-Member
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Materials for this program

  1. COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Classes (updated 6/13/22)
  2. Supply List

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, October 14, 2022.

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.

Note: In-person programs are not recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Sharmila Karamchandani.
  • 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each (no class November 26)
  • This studio arts program is in-person. CDC and Smithsonian COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of the program will be followed.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)