The Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting (SCH) holds workshops twice a year, in the Fall and the Spring. View our resources page for a suggested basic kit to bring. Additional items to bring specific to the workshop will be listed in each workshop description or given after registration. Please arrive fragrance-free out of respect for others with sensitivities.

SCH Fall 2020 Workshop – The Many Faces of Italic with Carol DuBosch

Date: November 14th and 21st, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific
Location: Online via Zoom

Artwork by Carol DuBosch

Italic is the most valuable script to any lettering artist because of its beauty and versatility. Italic can be written very simply, or elaborately with flourishes. If it’s been a while since you studied Italic, you can bring your Italic letters in for a tune up. 

If you are new to calligraphy, this is a great opportunity to add this elegant and classic script to your repertoire. This workshop is for those with some experience with the broad edge pen as well as for those who wish to revisit the basics of Italic in order to revitalize their Italic letters.

Each student will receive individual attention and move through a variety of exercises to refresh and revive the shapes, the slope and the other details of the Italic script. The class will cover simple Monoline Italic done with a pencil, basic edged pen Italic, and formal flourishes. You can be assured of a more confident Italic after the two-day class. We’ll look at a variety of very simple projects that use your calligraphy to easily share your skills with  family and friends. Some experience with a broad-edged pen is needed.

Carol has been a calligrapher in Portland, Oregon since she was first introduced to nibs and ink in 1959 as a high school art student. In the 58 years since, she has gained a degree in Graphic Design and has studied with every major calligrapher in the U.S and Europe. She taught college level and private classes in the Northwest along with workshops throughout the United States and most recently in Italy. Carol has also directed three International Calligraphy Conferences in Portland, bringing 500 scribes together for a week of studying and sharing.

View the workshop flyer for registration information.

Artwork by Carol DuBosch
Artwork by Carol DuBosch