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Fabulous Fraktur Caps Calligraphy Workshop with Kathy Milici

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Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Join Ink.Academy and Kathy Milici for the Ink.Academy's first Fraktur workshop!

We will start the workshop with examining historic Fraktur specimens to help us improve our “eye,” and achieve a greater understanding of what makes flourished Fraktur so visually successful. Next, we will learn the individual components and the step-by step process of creating a simple capital letter design, from pencil sketches and traced overlays, to completing the final “inked” letter. Then, we will carefully construct a super-flourished letter using everything we’ve learned, down to the smallest detail, and learn to analyze your own work for future projects to create your own flourished masterpiece!

The Fabulous Fraktur Caps workshop is for the intermediate level calligrapher. Participants need to have experience in drawn letters.


Supply List

  • Straight pen holder AND oblique pen holder
  • Your favorite nibs (recommended are Nikko G, Zebra G, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Hunt 22 or Leonardt Principality)
  • Speedball C-2, C-3, C-4 nibs (1 each, or equivalent size in Mitchell, Brause)
  • Higgins Eternal Ink or Sumi Moon Palace Black Ink
  • Dinky Dip or ink well/holder
  • Yellow highlighter pen (no, really!)
  • 12” clear plastic ruler
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Small dropper bottle

Paper:

  • Tracing paper, a few sheets
  • Grid/graph paper, 4 or 5 squares per inch, a few sheets
  • Borden and Riley Boris Marker Layout pad, 9 X 12
  • A few Viva paper towels

Optional:

  • Small compass
  • Scotch removable tape.


Fox + Quills Shop
store time: 9.30am - 10am and during lunch
We love supplies. And we even hand-make supplies! Our Etsy Fox + Quills shop will be onsite with custom leather pen rolls, ink, nibs, and other beautiful items that can't even be found on our website! We will have our Square reader on hand for cc purchases.


Kathy Milici

Kathy Milici is an internationally known calligrapher, designer, instructor and mentor. She happily admits to being obsessed with letters since early childhood. Owner of 24 Karat Designs Calligraphy Studio in Newton, New Jersey, her work has been seen in national magazines and on television. A member of the Society of Scribes in New York City, Kathy teaches both at home and travels the country, lecturing and teaching calligraphy and the related arts. The originator of Gratitude Script, a modern typeface, she also mentors fellow artists and students on how to create a living and maintain a viable business as a working artist. After 36 years as a professional calligrapher and teacher, Kathy is still enjoying her lifelong passion for “everything calligraphy.”


Fraktur

Based on 15th century Gothic Blackletter styles, the Fraktur alphabet (from the German meaning “fracture” or “broken”) has a rich and interesting history. Flourished Fraktur, while certainly used for extreme ornamentation, was also used to protect against forgery. These highly complex capitals, which often look like an explosion of lines swirling in motion, are actually a system of applied techniques that are meticulously planned and constructed as a series of strokes, and when carefully designed, create beautifully dramatic patterns of movement, texture, and density of color.



Refunds and Cancellations

We understand that life is unpredictable and that your schedule may unexpectedly change. As smoothly as we may make everything unfold during the workshops, organizing a workshop involves a great investment of both time and financial resources. Due to those commitments we’ve made to our students to keep these workshops flowing into the future, we have put this policy in place. Should you wish to cancel, here are the guidelines for refunds.

  • up to 45 days before the event—ticket cost will be fully refunded, less a $50 administration fee
  • up to 30 days before the event—100% cancellation fee, no refunds offered
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