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Introduction to Italic Calligraphy

Learn the beautiful, classical, forms of Italic script!

  • 3 hours
  • Fairview Park Drive

Service Description

Learn the beautiful, classical, forms of Italic script! Cancelleresca, or Chancery hand, came about from a marriage of humanist and Roman forms and really hit its stride during the period we know as the Italian Renaissance. These scripts were so popular in their multitude of variations that they quickly became adopted by both the church and became adopted throughout the old world as a standard. This widespread use lead the slanted, broad pen, script to such renown that, even today, we still call many small broad nibs "italic". Classically beautiful, flowing, very nearly ideal in readability and highly refined through the ages it's no wonder that Italic is still considered by a large number of calligraphers and typographers to be a "perfect script". $70 per person.


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Contact Details

  • 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA, USA

    1-703-214-8148

    info@dcpenshow.com