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Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

8 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

8 sessions from July 8 to August 26, 2023
Code: 1V00WX
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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Materials for this program

Student work

This class offers an introduction to the basic calligraphic strokes that make up the Foundational hand, the starting point for learning other hands such as Italic and Black Letter. Students begin forming these letterforms by first using dual pencils and then the broad-edged pen. They acquire the necessary skills and understanding in drawing guidelines, determining heights, and letter spacing.

Both the Roman minuscules (lower case) and majuscules (upper case) are covered as well as basic layout and design. As time permits, variations of the Foundational are demonstrated.

No experience is necessary. All that students need is enthusiasm and a willingness to devote time to laying down a solid foundation for future study in calligraphy.

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, July 7, 2023.

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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