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“FOCUS ON MENHART” – Online class with Carl Rohrs

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*ONLINE LIVE CALLIGRAPHY CLASS IN ENGLISH*

WHERE AND WHEN:
– 25th and 26th March 2021 – from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Rome Time)
Total 4 Hour Workshop in Direct Via ZOOM
The Zoom session will be recorded. If you are unable to watch live, you may still take the class.
Links for the videos will be sent to you after class has ended and expire in 2 weeks.

INFO:
[email protected]
+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.

• HOW IT WORKS:
– 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.

• WHAT YOU BUY:
– 4 Hours live on ZOOM in 2 Days shared with teacher and class with the possibility to interact at the moment.
– Handouts and Work sheets in PDF format
– Video recordings of the Class available for 2 weeks

• REQUIREMENTS:
The class is open — and has much to offer — to all levels of experience, from adventurous beginners to advanced pros.

• TOPIC: “FOCUS ON MENHART”

OLDRICH MENHART: Otherworldly Earthiness
Menhart was Czechoslovakia’s greatest calligrapher and type designer, and one of the 20th Century’s most subtly distinctive lettering artists. His work is visceral but graceful, and wonderfully varied, but all of it carries his unmistakeable look. There is a unique quality to his versions of classic styles that can make us see them each in a new way, and trying to understand and capture a bit of his flavor will transform our writing. He was also completely original with drawn decorative letters and versals — fantastic stuff, some that was drawn with flat pens, so it was calligraphic while still drawn. So we will spend our time together trying out a myriad of styles from plentiful sources of his work, mostly unseen outside the Czech Republic, and explore modern techniques that can help us interpret his style but make it our own. So, please join us for a calligraphic discovery and decorated letter drawing in a unique flavor.

• SUPPLY LIST (excluded from the registration fee) WORLDWIDE SHOP • SHOP  IN ITALIA

-You will need your favorite flat pen in a larger size: Horizon (5/16th or 3/8 inch), Luthis Flat Pen (#4 or 5), Coit (3/8 inch), Automatic (4 or 4A), Parallel pen (4.5 or 6 mm), Speedball (C-0 or C-1), Brause (5.0), Tape (4 mm) — anything like one of these will be fine. 

-A bottle of non-waterproof ink (even if you have a fountain pen, like the Parallel, you will want to be able to dip into ink).

-A flat brush: Winsor/Newton Series 995 1/2 inch, or W/N Cotman Series 777 1/2 inch, or Cotman Series 666 3/8 inch, or Raphael Kaerell size 10 or 12. 
 
-A tube of gouache (my favorite is W/N Indigo or Prussian Blue).
 
-Your favorite paper, at least A3 size.  You will want paper with texture for brushwork. My favorite general paper for both pen and brush is Strathmore Charcoal Pad, 300 Series, yellow cover, 11 x 17 inches or 18 x 24 inches. It has a laid (striped texture) surface.  
 
-Pallette, ruler, pencil.

• THE TEACHER:
Carl Rohrs(Santa Cruz USA)
Carl Rohrs has been a freelance lettering artist & sign painter since 1977. and currently serves as the editor of “Alphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy,” first from 1989 to 1992, and now again since 2015. In addition to being a teacher of Graphic Design and Lettering & Typography at Cabrillo College, Aptos, California since 1984, Carl has led calligraphy workshops around the United States and Canada since 1986, and internationally since 1993.
Carl served as a contributor to the 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th editions of The Speedball Textbook.
“Drawn lettering has been part of my personal artwork since grade school. My introduction to formal calligraphy came at Humboldt State University in 1973, via Reese Bullen. My first calligraphy teaching job was at Colorado Mountain College in Vail, CO, 1976.”

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