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Next Upcoming Session:
February 24, 2024

Introduction to Blackletter Calligraphy: Textura

8 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

8 sessions from January 27 to March 16, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00DE
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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Materials for this program

Please Note: This program originally was publicized as an in-person studio arts class. It has been changed to an online class on Zoom.

Along with Italic and Roman type, Blackletter, sometimes called Old English, served as one of the major typefaces in the history of Western typography. Of the various styles of Blackletter calligraphy, Textura is the one most associated with the Gothic aesthetic. Students discover its history, origins, and special characteristics and, through class demonstrations and practice, learn the use of proper proportions and construction of minuscule and majuscule letters, numbers, and punctuation marks. In a culminating individual project, students plan their layout, use colored inks, choose appropriate writing surfaces, and consider the importance of design.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Sharmila Karamchandani.
  • This program includes 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, January 26, 2024.

General Information

  • 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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