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One-day Calligraphy Workshop: Gothic Textura

One-day Calligraphy Workshop: Gothic Textura

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  • Sat 31 Aug ’19, 9:30am – 3:30pm


Inkt, 17 Victoria Ave, Whanganui


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Inkt Calligraphy: $120.00



Gothic scripts are relatively easy to learn in their construction and can be used in many ways. It lends itself to embellishments and decoration with colour and gold. Gothic Textura is instantly recognizable from the compressed angular letters.

Gothic script was used throughout Western Europe from ca 1150 to well into the 17th century. It continued to be used for the Danish language until 1875, and for German, Estonian and Latvian until the 20th century. Gothic was the most formal and expensive script used by medieval scribes. It also became the model for the first mechanical letters.

In this one-day workshop you will learn good construction of the Gothic lower case and capital letters, words and numerals using a 3.8mm Parallel Pen, the ideal pen to use as the ink flows from the nib without having to worry about using dip pens and ink.

In your own time you can graduate to using other size Parallel Pens or dip pens. With the basic knowledge of this versatile script it is important to follow up with practise, to write with style and confidence.

Students will receive individual time throughout the course of the day and given ideas on how to use the Gothic script. This workshop is best suited for students who have taken the Foundational workshop or who have some similar beginner experience.

Students will receive comprehensive handouts, guide sheets plus pen, ink, A3 layout pad, and supplies. Class fee is $120, payable on sign-up. ($100 if you provide all your own materials). Students should bring their own lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Class size limited to 7 students. To secure your spot please pay in the Inkt shop, ring Susanne 021 418 833.

Coffee and tea will be provided. Students will be responsible for their own lunch.

Please note, class size is limited to 7 students to ensure each student is provided with sufficient one-on-one attention.

To secure your spot, please pay one of three ways:
- Pay at the Inkt shop: 17 Victoria Ave., M-F 8:30-5:30pm Sat 9-2
- Pay by credit card over the phone, ring the shop at 06 262 8080
- Pay by direct debit, call for details

We hope you can make it! If you have any questions or want more detail on the workshop, please don’t hesitate to email or ring Susanne at 021 418 833.

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