MAY 2021 — The Expressive Line, Part 1
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The third series will look at all that is inky, spontaneous and full of life: the calligraphic line as a voyage of discovery. We will begin with some outliers in the history of Latin letters, looking at how a line can move and shift instead of following a predictable path. This series will look at calligraphy as a process of drawing as much as of writing. Letters are shapes that you can alter radically without losing legibility entirely.
Dates & time
- May 3, 10, 17 2021
- 8:00pm Brussels time
- 2:00pm NY time
- 4:00am next day Sydney time
* Sessions last approximately 2 hours
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Handouts & Assignment
Handouts for Series 3
Assignment for Series 3
Lettering as Drawing by Nicolete Gray
On quill cutting – Donald Jackson
Recording May 3: Live lesson with demonstrations and an assignment for you to do in your own time.
Recording May 10: Illuminated manuscripts in Bruges: a visit to the Bruges collections to see our treasures close-up, with Q&A.
Recording May 17: Live crit session in which I will review a selection of the assignments posted by students, with Q&A.
FIRST Crit recording for Series 3
SECOND Crit recording for Series 3
Post Works in Progress for the Student Gallery
View Works in Progress Gallery
View Crit Session Gallery
About Quill Cutting31:03
A Visit to the Medieval Manuscripts in the Bruges Library (Recording)
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)
Prospero’s Books (Film)
I really enjoyed working through these challenging weeks. The feed back from the tutor on all works was especially helpful.
I got fantastic fun trying to do expression lines, it was not easy to imagine how far we can go, but you really give us a lot of freedom to decide where we want to stop. I enjoy this very much, and I think it opens our minds to join our souls. Thanks for the opportunity!
These courses are adding great fun to my life. They open doors to self exploration that unravel millions of possibilities. The "expressive line" focuses on the power a line can have to convey whatever emotion you want to portray. The variety of work that this premise inspired in the Student Gallery work is really amazing. Brody has a real gift for explaining and orchestrating these abstract notions and encouraging a deep range of explorations by the students. I can't wait for the next session!