JUNE 2021 — The Expressive Line, Part 2

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The cola can pen remains one of my favorite writing instruments. It is capable of so many things, from rough to smooth, from thin to thick, from splattered to refined. I will show you how I use the pen and then define some principles by which you can develop your own gestural scripts without imitating other calligraphers. Script is, after all, a very personal form of expression. But finding your own voice is not always easy when there are amazing posts on Instagram every day that might exert a powerful influence over your work. We will look at this problem very closely and see how you can create your own gestural style.

Dates & time

  • June 7, 14, 21 2021
  • 8:00pm Brussels time
  • 2:00pm NY time
  • 4:00am next day Sydney time

* Sessions last approximately 2 hours

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18 Lessons

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Recordings will be available until August 21.

Posting Work

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The Secret History of Writing (DOCU)

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Again a wonderful experience

This course continued to impact me in significant ways. Brody's vast knowledge, his guidance, and his self-effacing humor made such a difference in how I perceived myself in relation to making letters....oh, what a difference. It kind of blew my world apart in a most positive way.

great as all the others - recommendation!

Excellent Series: full of interesting ideas and a challenging assignment. Quite pleased that it's the last one before the two month gap so that I can continue working. The interaction with the tutor is as good as expected - Brody is amazing. But I also really value the study group that I joined. So nice to meet other students - even though we are far apart - and share our thoughts on each others endeavours.


Material Includes

  • HANDOUTS will be sent a few days before the series begins.
  • Sessions will be recorded and made available to students. Recordings will be available for 2 months.


  • Cola can pen
  • Sumi ink
  • 3 sheets good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight160gm – 220gm (Rives BFK, Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good)
  • Reading tip: “Lettering as Drawing” by Nicolete Gray.


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