Crash courses

Basics of Historical Vyaz crash course. New

October, 2017
12.00 - 17.00 (5 hours)
Price: 4,000 RUB.
Level: starter

Programme:

Brief historical review of Vyaz development.
Exercises to practice main elements: serifs, vertical and semi-round strokes.
Letters and main letter groups.
Ligatures.
Final artwork.

Materials:

A4 white paper (for exercises).
Colour paper (for the final artwork)
Poster pen 5-6 mm (Pilot Parallel Pen Nos 5,6)
Pen holder.
Black ink, optional colour ink.

Pointed Pen workshop

December 2017 – January 2018
14.00 – 19.00 (5 hours)
Cost: 4,000 RUB
Level: not specified

Workshop syllabus:

  • Pointed pen writing technique practice.
  • Introduction of the Copperplate and Spenсerian scripts.
  • Methods of creating capitals with pointed and broad pen.
  • Practicing decorative calligraphy elements such as flourishes and patterns.
  • Creating a greeting card sealed with stamp and wax.

Instruments and materials:

  • IQ Selection paper or any other paper suitable for writing with pointed pen with basis weight not exceeding 90g/m2.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib).
  • Pen holder.
  • Ink reservoir.
  • Black ink.
  • 25 cm ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Optional: Сolour ink, colour paper or cardboard A4.

"Roman Capitals. Antiqua" crash course

December 2017 – January 2018
12.00 – 17.00 (5 hours)
Cost: 4,000 RUB
Level: not specified

Workshop syllabus:

  • Use of a poster nib
  • Script design
  • Horizontal and vertical serifs
  • Final artwork. Script composition

Instruments and materials:

  • White paper A4.
  • Pointed nib (e.g. Leonardt 256 drawing nib or Leonardt Steno nib or Pilot Parallel Pen).
  • Broad nib 2mm.
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB) – two pencils bound with rubber band 25 cm ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Optional: Сolour ink, colour paper or cardboard A4.

Calligraphy for Left-Handers workshop

December 2017 – January 2018
12.00 – 17.00 (5 hours)
Cost: 4,000 RUB
Level: not specified

Workshop syllabus:

  • Introduction of historical broad pen calligraphy styles.
  • Calligraphy instruments and materials. Instruments for right-handers and left-handers: difference, pros and cons.
  • Organizing your work space. Hand position for left-handers.
  • Practicing basic strokes from Edward Johnston’s Foundation Hand.
  • Practicing Ciryllic and Latin letters with regard to their ligaments with the basics of kerning, or character spacing explained.
  • Creating artistic composition.

Instruments and materials:

  • White A4 paper.
  • Pen holder.
  • Poster nib №6 (e.g. Leonardt poster nib - 6, Pilot Parallel Pen – 6).
  • Pen holder.
  • Black ink.
  • Graphite pencils (TM, HB) – two pencils bound with rubber band.

Calligraphy for children: Broad pen

December 2017 – January 2018
4 academic hours
Cost: 4,000 RUB
Level: beginners

Workshop syllabus:

  1. Introduction of historical European and Russian calligraphy styles.
  2. Hand positions.
  3. Introductory practice: drawing animals with basic broad pen strokes.
  4. Cursive Italic script.
  5. Creating artistic composition (a postcard with a bookmark).

The workshop agenda combines practical exercises with physical exercises (drills to ease hand muscle tension.) A tea brake is also included.

Instruments and materials:

  1. White A4 paper.
  2. Poster pen #6 (e.g. Leonardt №6, or Pilot Parallel Pen).
  3. Broad pen 2 mm.
  4. Pen holder.
  5. Black ink.
  6. Graphite pencil.
  7. Eraser.
  8. Ruler.

"Lettering" crash course

December 2017 – January 2018
15.00 – 20.00 (5 hours)
Price: 4000 RUB
Level: any

Agenda:

  • Classification of scripts. Introduction of tools.
  • Topical writings.
  • Final artwork.

Materials:

  • A4 coloured paper
  • Poster and pointed pens
  • Broad and pointed felt-tip pens or Pilot Parallel dip pens
  • Brush pen, liners, coloured gel pens and fine liners 25cm ruler
  • Lead pencils (HB)
  • Eraser, kneaded eraser
  • Ink of various colours and tints, acryl allowed

Filigree Initial crash course

December 2017 – January 2018

Duration: 5 hours

Level: any

Price: 4 000 RUB

Program:

  • Exercises to master filigree elements
  • Exercises to write a capital
  • Introduction of gilding
  • Completion of a final piece

Materials:

  • Historical and natural materials, such as leaf gold, Afghan lazuli, Hibiscus Sabdariffa and iron-gallic inks etc. (provided)
  • Historical tools: goose quill, reed pen (kalam) (provided)
  • White A4 paper.