Carl Rohrs UK Workshop 13 - 16* June 2013 'Pen • Brush • Stilletto, plus Uncial Update'
PEN • BRUSH • STILETTO, PLUS UNCIAL UPDATE:
Contemporary Calligraphy Techniques and Cut Paper Lettering.
A few casually intense days of writing and cutting. We'll be focusing on many modern ways of handling pens and brushes, with an eye towards making designs that will have contemporary punch when we turn them into cut-paper masterpieces: simple, elegant cut creations or more extravagant constructions with photos, patterns & textures, and/or amazing, layered, three dimensional decorated letters, plus the signmaker’s repertoire of 3D illusions, and how to make that happen in cut paper. As an added writing feature, we'll be paying special attention to modernised Uncial-based alphabets. Even though it’s least likely to be voted Most Contempo, the Uncial will actually cooperate quite nicely as it is dragged from the fourth century into the twenty-first. Because the uncial is the letter style that stands squarely between capitals and minuscules, the possibilities for modern stylistic interpretations are multiplied dramatically when combined with modern pen and brush techniques, influences from other lettering styles and the impact of 20th century uncial type designs. You’ll get the chance to create your own unique hybrids - a flowing uncial script, perhaps? Possibilities unlimited for making uncials work for us today.
Paper cutting instruction will begin the first morning and then the calligraphy instruction continues through our time together. This way the class members will be able to focus on what they’re interested in working on: the writing, the cutting or both. The class is appropriate to all levels of experience.
Carl Rohrs has been a lettering artist and sign painter in Santa Cruz, CA since 1977. Teacher of Lettering & Typography and Graphic Design at Cabrillo College since 1984. Workshops and conferences around the world since 1986. Editor of Alphabet, the Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy ‘89–’92. Hobbies include typographic errors and spilling paint ongood clothes, but has managed to keep the splashing of ink on students to a minimum.
LOCATION: Villiers Park Educational Trust, The Cambridge Centre, Foxton, nr Cambridge, CB22 6SE
BOOKING FORM: Please click here: Carl Rohrs 2013 to download a booking form (pdf format).
*Dates: Arrive Thursday 13 June (late afternoon), workshop Friday, Saturday & Sunday (depart late afternoon Sunday)
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Images courtesy Villiers Park Educational Trust