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Eleanor Winters' Calligraphy Workshop in Bangkok


Eleanor Winters' Calligraphy Workshop in Bangkok
4th - 8th October 2017

Eleanor Winters while signing her "Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy A Step - by - Step Manual" 

Eleanor Winters while signing her "Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy A Step - by - Step Manual" 

It is such a great opportunity to announce that Eleanor Winters, the author of the all time best seller Calligraphy manual "Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy A Step - by - Step Manual"   will be teaching Black Letters, Gothicized Italic, Copperplate, and Copperplate Flourishing in Bangkok !

  • Basic Blackletter : Textura (1-day Program) October 4th, 2017, 10.00 - 17.00
  • Gothicized Italic (1-day Program) October 5th, 2017, 10.00 - 17.00
  • (SOLD OUT) Copperplate Flourishing (1-day Program) October 6th, 2017, 10.00 - 17.00
  • Copperplate Bootcamp (2-day Program) October 7th - 8th, 2017, 10.00 - 17.00

20 seats only per class

BASIC BLACK LETTER:  TEXTURA   Textura, the classical Gothic script of Germany, France and the other northern European countries, flourished in the 12th through 15th centuries.  Simple and precise, it is the basis of many of the subsequent Gothic forms of calligraphy, including the contemporary  Gothicized Italic  script.  Textura is also an important introduction to the calligraphy of many of the finest illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages.  In this workshop, we will learn the characteristic forms of this ancient script and then will practice a looser, more informal approach to this most precise of all alphabets.  This is a workshop in minuscules only.

BASIC BLACK LETTER:  TEXTURA

Textura, the classical Gothic script of Germany, France and the other northern European countries, flourished in the 12th through 15th centuries.  Simple and precise, it is the basis of many of the subsequent Gothic forms of calligraphy, including the contemporary Gothicized Italic script.  Textura is also an important introduction to the calligraphy of many of the finest illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages.  In this workshop, we will learn the characteristic forms of this ancient script and then will practice a looser, more informal approach to this most precise of all alphabets.  This is a workshop in minuscules only.

GOTHICIZED ITALIC    is a modern Black Letter script that combines the grace and legibility of Italic with the density and ornamental qualities of Gothic calligraphy.  Based on Edward Johnston's "Black Italic", this alphabet can be used as a contemporary substitute for the hard-to-read Gothic scripts of the middle Ages.  Gothicized Italic is a minuscule alphabet that can be combined successfully with various capital letter styles.  It is one of the most beautiful variations on the ever-popular Gothic calligraphic styles.

GOTHICIZED ITALIC is a modern Black Letter script that combines the grace and legibility of Italic with the density and ornamental qualities of Gothic calligraphy.  Based on Edward Johnston's "Black Italic", this alphabet can be used as a contemporary substitute for the hard-to-read Gothic scripts of the middle Ages.  Gothicized Italic is a minuscule alphabet that can be combined successfully with various capital letter styles.  It is one of the most beautiful variations on the ever-popular Gothic calligraphic styles.

(SOLD OUT) COPPERPLATE FLOURISHING   The addition of flourishes to a page or even a line of Copperplate adds an individual decorative quality to the alphabet.  Through a series of pencil exercises and simple drawing techniques, students are introduced to some of the basic forms and patterns of 18th century Copperplate flourishes and cartouches.  In this workshop, students learn to choose how, when and where to use flourishing in order to create a visually exciting layout.

(SOLD OUT) COPPERPLATE FLOURISHING

The addition of flourishes to a page or even a line of Copperplate adds an individual decorative quality to the alphabet.  Through a series of pencil exercises and simple drawing techniques, students are introduced to some of the basic forms and patterns of 18th century Copperplate flourishes and cartouches.  In this workshop, students learn to choose how, when and where to use flourishing in order to create a visually exciting layout.

    COPPERPLATE BOOTCAMP   This workshop provides an in-depth review of the basics, with an emphasis on improving skills, exploring letter variations and developing an understanding of positive and negative space by focusing on "spacing," the essential element that separates beginners from more skilled calligraphers.  We will discuss some of the rules that can be broken -- or stretched -- and others that cannot.  The aim of the class is for Copperplate calligraphers at all levels not only to improve their personal skill level, but to develop the ability to move forward through informed practice and self-critique.

 

COPPERPLATE BOOTCAMP

This workshop provides an in-depth review of the basics, with an emphasis on improving skills, exploring letter variations and developing an understanding of positive and negative space by focusing on "spacing," the essential element that separates beginners from more skilled calligraphers.  We will discuss some of the rules that can be broken -- or stretched -- and others that cannot.  The aim of the class is for Copperplate calligraphers at all levels not only to improve their personal skill level, but to develop the ability to move forward through informed practice and self-critique.

Price & Payment


Basic Blackletter : Textura : 6,900 Baht (including nib, ink, guide sheets, handouts, 2 coffee breaks and lunch) Please bring your favorite straight pen holder or buy one at the workshop.
**EARLY BIRD : 6,000 Baht (purchase within Aug 31st, 2017)

Gotichized Italic : 6,900 Baht (including nib, ink, guide sheets, handouts, 2 coffee breaks and lunch) Please bring your favorite straight pen holder or buy one at the workshop.
**EARLY BIRD : 6,000 Baht (purchase within Aug 31st, 2017)

(SOLD OUT) Copperplate Flourishing : 6,900 Baht (including nib, ink, guide sheets, handouts, 2 coffee breaks and lunch) Please bring your favorite oblique pen holder or buy one at the workshop.
**EARLY BIRD : 6,000 Baht (purchase within Aug 31st, 2017)

Copperplate Bootcamp 13,500 Baht (including nib, ink, guide sheets, handouts, 2 coffee breaks and lunch) Please bring your oblique holder or buy one at the workshop.
**EARLY BIRD : 11,500 Baht (purchase within Aug 31st, 2017)

*** Special price for those who attend all 4 workshops and purchase within Aug 31st, 2017 : 26,000 Baht ***

Payment Method:  Bank deposit of full amount (bank account detail will be e-mailed within 24 hrs. after registration) Your slot will only be confirmed after your payment. Reservation of slot is only valid for five (5) working days.

International Participants may pay via PayPal account with additional fee.

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About Eleanor Winters

Eleanor Winters has been an active participant in the international calligraphy movement for more than three decades. A commercial as well as fine-art calligrapher, she is the author of five calligraphy books:

  • Calligraphy in Ten Easy Lessons (Dover Publications, 1984),
  • Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (Dover, 1989),
  • Calligraphy for Kids (Sterling Publishing , 2004),
  • 1-2-3 Calligraphy (Sterling Publishing, 2006),
  • and Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy (Dover, 2011).

She is currently working on her next book, Remembering the Children, a collection of calligraphic paintings commemorating the children deported from Paris during World War II who died in the Nazi concentration camps.

She served as Director of the Calligraphy Workshop in New York City for 25 years, taught as a Professor of Art at Long Island University from 1990 – 2005, and is currently on the faculty of the New York Society of Scribes calligraphy program. She teaches workshops in the US and Europe and has visited Asia as a calligraphy instructor numerous times, including two month-long teaching trips in 2014 and 2015. As a fine art calligrapher, Eleanor has exhibited her work in museums and galleries in the US and Europe. She divides her time between New York and Paris.


Workshop Venue

Lit Bangkok Hotel , Function Room
36/1 Kasem Sant 1 Alley, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
BTS : National Stadium Station
Car Park : Available at the Hotel, ONE WAY ROAD, accessible only from Phayathai Road, near Hua Chang Bridge.

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS may find accommodations near by as follow:
1. Lit Bangkok Hotel and Residence
2. Patumwan House
3. Reno Hotel
4. A-ONE Inn
5. Hotel Ibis Bangkok Siam