Beginning Fraktur online workshop
March 13th, 2021 10:00 AM
- Instructor: Raoul Martinez
- Workshop Type: Arts
- Workshop Status: Open
- Workshop Start: March 13th, 2021 10:00 AM
- Workshop End: March 27th, 2021 12:00 PM
- Sessions: 3
This is a three session online workshop.
Fraktur, a baroque version of blackletter, conjures up images of the court of Maximilian I and tattoo artwork with its contrast of subtle curves and straight lines. Learn the script of Bocskay, Neudörffer and more modern calligraphers such as Rudolf Koch. You will fall under the charm of its long vertical strokes and hypnotic texture.
All levels of lettering experience are welcome.
These sessions will not be recorded; however, students will have access to videos showing the proper technique for each letterform.
Materials to Bring:
- 3 and 4 mm. Brause pen nibs
- 2 or more straight pen holders
- 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)
- 4 dinky dips or similar capped inkwells in a wooden base
- Squirt bottles for distilled water
- Artist’s tape (like this or similar)
- Metal ruler
- A slant board (any stiff, smooth board minimum 18 x 20)
- Paper towels
Workshop Fee: $120
Tuition assistance is available; please apply here.
Date & Time: 3 Saturdays :: March 13, 20 & 27, 2021 :: 10-12pm Pacific time
Location: Online over Zoom
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 calligraphy 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.
Past Student Reviews:
“Raoul is very knowledgeable on the history of blackletter, and a patient teacher with an eye on fundamentals.”