KBAC Workshop for the International Congress on Medieval Studies
Introduction to Blackletter (Gothic) Calligraphy: A Hands-On Workshop
This three-hour hands-on workshop, taught by Lisa LeBlanc of Kalamazoo’s Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild, in two parts (1:30-3:00 p.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m.) introduces participants to the hand lettering known as Blackletter or Gothic. We will explore upper- and lower-case letter construction, spacing, and layout. We will also take a brief look at historical variations and contemporary uses. Participants are expected to attend both halves of the workshop. Space is limited, advanced (before May 8) registration is required (email@example.com), and each participant pays a $10.00 materials fee.