Our last Lettering Course for 2016 is Batarde.
The Batarde script is a generic term for a cursive writing of mixed Gothic parentage, used as a parallel script for less prestigious works, which developed into a variety of scripts in their own right. Speed was important but had to be impressive so developed many loops and linking letters. They covered the Gothic era from 12th to 16th Century. We will work with Batarde, Bastard Secretary and Schwabacher as these cover the French, English and German versions and which are similar but different, giving you some exciting and quite modern styles for your portfolio of scripts.
Requirements. General Calligraphic gear of chisel pens, A3 pad, ruler etc.
Dates for this course are 29 October
and 26 November 2016 This is now just a one day workshop!