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Foundational Calligraphy

Book Arts Program

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Hanover, NH

Foundational Calligraphy

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Type End Quantity
Dartmouth student
Dartmouth student registration will open on February 25, 2013
Ended Free  
Non-student
Non-student registration will open on March 18, 2013.
Ended Free  

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Event Details

In this 6 week workshop we will practice and learn the foundational hand, which was devised by master penman and typographer Edward Johnston, in early 20th century England. Johnston based this broad-edge pen hand on 10th century carolingian manuscript calligraphy. The foundational hand is an upright alphabet with a 30 degree pen angle. According to American master scribe Sheila Waters (b.1929) the foundational hand should be the first alphabet students study. We will also visit the Rauner Special Collections Library to view centuries old illuminated manuscripts with finely penned calligraphy.

Supplies will be provided. We will meet weekly on Thursdays beginning April 4th and ending May 9th. The first 5 classes will meet from 6pm-7:30pm in Baker Room 21 (Bindery Studio) and the last class will meet at 5:30pm at the Rauner Special Collections Library and move to the our regular room from 6-7pm

Instructor: Laura Di Piazza

**Registered for this workshop but can't attend?  Please email us to cancel your registration.**

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When & Where


Bindery Workshop
Baker Library Room 21
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Book Arts Program

The Book Arts Program at Dartmouth College consists of a Letterpress Studio and Bindery Studio. It is open to all levels of experience; instruction on using the printing presses and in binding books is given. There is no fee to use the studios or to attend workshops but participants are expected to follow posted guidelines for cleaning up after themselves and putting away type. Failure to do so may result in studio privileges being revoked. The studios are open Fall, Winter, and Spring term.  See our website for more information.

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