3/31/19, 12-4 PM: “Blackletter Basics” workshop at Hollander’s, Ann Arbor, MI.

In this afternoon workshop, students will be introduced to the bold, dense Blackletter calligraphic hand. Blackletter is made with a broad-edged pen, and its relatively simple structure makes it an ideal entry point for beginning calligraphers. Also known as Gothic script, Blackletter was developed in the Middle Ages and is used today on certificates, formal invitations, diplomas and awards. This workshop will provide students with a chance to practice Blackletter, and to bind their work into a simple triangle book. Geared toward beginners, no previous calligraphy experience is required.

Enrollment now open:

Blackletter triangle books. Image credit: Tom Hollander