1 Month Class FOUNDATIONAL HAND to TIMES NEW ROMAN – Online class with with Gemma Black


17, 24, 31 May  2022 – from 10:00 am (Rome Time, GMT+2)
in Direct Via ZOOM

The Zoom session will be recorded. 



+39 349-6051804 (Whatsapp)

“The Workshop is aimed at everyone: designers, professionals, students, graphic designers, tattoo artists, letter lovers, just curious people or anyone interested in calligraphy, both as an artistic medium and as a graphic element to complete or enrich an editorial or advertising work.

– Buy the Workshop through the normal e-commerce procedure of the site
– The days before the Workshop, you will receive the PDF handout and your personal address to access the Zoom Direct with the rest of the Class by mail and the link for the dedicated Facebook Group


– 3 Meeting live on ZOOM during 1 month shared with teacher and class with the possibility to interact at the moment.
1 Meeting for each week, Duration of the single meeting is 1 hour + Extra time (max 30 minutes) for Q&A

– Homeworks and Comments every week by the Teacher
This is not exactly Homeworks Correction, it’s comments or suggestions by the teacher if the student, posts his homeworks on PADLET group.

– Handouts and Work sheets in PDF format, Video recordings available for 1 Month 24/7 from the end of the Workshop

– Exclusive Access to the Dedicated PADLET Group with exclusive contains
As exclusive contains i mean for example the scan of the demonstrations that the teacher made during the lessons (if the teacher agree)


It is never too late to connect not only with your hands but also with your head and your heart. It is the perfect experience. 

In this series of Foundational Hand instruction, we will work in the style of the Johnstonian school. We will follow the path of Edward Johnston’s reinvigoration of the broad nib and those of his protégés. Like Johnston we will refer to the historical manuscripts he studied to understand the basis for his “foundational” hand as a training model. It is a hand from which to spring, a solid grounding for all broad nib work producing charismatic words with meaning and clarity. Edward Johnston’s work had a huge influence on those who went forward to design type including Eric Gill and Stanley Morison. Times New Roman being one of those outcomes.

This program is suitable for all who wish to firm up their broad nib skills, those who would like to experience the broad nib world and for any beginner who would like a solid introduction to calligraphy.


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  • Pens: Set of square edged nibs. I recommend Brause nibs or Speedball nibs. Please prepare them beforehand to make sure they are in good working order. 

  • Paper: Bond, cartridge or layout paper approx. A3 (double letter size)

    We may use some fine art papers but we can discuss this in forum.

    Tracing paper – a couple of A4 (letter size) sheets

  • Ink: Non-waterproof black ink – ink stick and stone recommended or Pelikan 4001.

    We will talk also about gouache and water colours you already have

  • Plus throw in an eraser, ruler, lead pencils, 2 x small water jar, tissues or rag, notebook/visual diary, blu-tac and a compass (pair of compasses).


Gemma Black  is an artist and calligraphic-designer. Gemma was a recipient of a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Europe that allowed her to research, observe and learn the practice of calligraphy. She is an Honoured Fellow and Fellow of the prestigious Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. For over 25 years Gemma has taught extensively for calligraphy, bookbinding, art & craft organisations around Australia including the Australian National University. Gemma has taught in Italy, Germany, Spain, South Africa, USA, Canada and the UK. Her work is housed in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament and Parliament House Canberra. Her work involves mostly calligraphy, book structures, decorative paper techniques, abstract watercolour painting and grounds for calligraphy. Gemma lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia If you would like to read about the day to day life of a lettering designer please visit Gemma’s BLOG


Original price was: €110,00.Current price is: €69,90.

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