Come with me to a faraway land! I want to show you one of the most beautiful and intriguing scripts ever created: early Arabic Kufic. This calligraphy is as bold as modern sculpture and abstract painting. Think Calder. Think Motherwell. By studying these concise, dramatic letters, we can learn a lot about letterform, counterspace, weight and legibility. These sessions are great for anyone interested in striking out into new territory. Even better for logo designers, painters and those hoping to develop new and more personal styles of writing. Series 1 and Series 2 together form a very good introduction to my way of teaching calligraphy. They are recommended (but not required) for anyone planning to take Series 3 – 8.
Dates & time
- March 1, 8, 15 2021
- 8:00pm Brussels time
- 2:00pm NY time
- 6:00am next day Sydney time
* Sessions last approximately 2 hours
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Handouts for Series 1: Finding Inspiration in non-Latin Scripts 1
Recording March 1: Live lesson with demonstrations and an assignment for you to do in your own time.
Recording March 8: Live illustrated lecture on the history of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy, with Q&A.
Recording March 15: Live crit session in which I review a selection of the assignments posted by students, with Q&A.
Works made by students during the classes
The Secret History of Writing (DOCU)
Episode 1 (Non US/Canada)59:10
Episode 2 (Non US/Canada)58:59
Episode 3 (Non US/Canada)58:45
Episode 1-3 (US & Canada)