Beginning Blackletter

$ 255.00

January 4th, 2020 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Raoul Martinez
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: January 4th, 2020 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: January 18th, 2020 5:00 PM
  • Sessions: 3

Blackletter is a bold, compressed script that evolved from Carolingian calligraphy in the 12th century and continued to be used as a typeface until the mid-20th century. It creates a beautiful texture on a page of text because of its density and regularly spaced verticals.

We will study the history of the script, then learn the basic strokes, followed by the minuscule letters. Finally, we will study the majuscule letters and their variations.


Materials to Bring: 3 & 4 mm. Brause pen nibs, 2 or more straight pen holders, metal ruler, 9x12” pad of marker layout paper (either Borden & Riley Boris Marker Layout, Canson Pro-Layout Marker or Bienfang Graphics 360), black ink (Higgins Eternal or Moon Palace sumi ink), dinky dips or similar capped inkwells, squirt bottles for distilled water, artist’s tape. Please bring a slant board (any stiff, smooth board minimum 18 x 20) and paper towels to class.

Workshop Fee (includes $10 materials fee): $255.00

Date & Time: Saturdays, January 4, 11 & 18, 2020 :: 1-5pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Raoul Martinez

Raoul’s interest in blackletter calligrapher started in 2009. His artwork has been shown at the San Francisco Public Library, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Filoli, the Presentation Center in Los Gatos and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Examples of his work can be seen at www.CalligraphybyRaoul.com. He has studied under Judy Detrick, Georgianna Greenwood, Melissa Titone and Ward Dunham.

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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States