A Handwriting Called Petrarch
MINI-CLASS (3 HOURS)
Friday, July 2 at 9:00 AM CDT
This class will introduce the student to the Calligraphic Alphabet called Petrarch, developed by the late Rev. E.M. Catich. Catich created this alphabet to replace the Spencerian-Palmer “running script” method taught universally throughout the USA during the 1900s. He developed this hand to reform the daily informal, illegible writing used by most.
In this fun and informative class, students will learn how and why Catich designed this hand. Practicing the basic strokes one needs to know to create this beautiful semi-formal alphabet, along with the PROPER stroke sequences will be covered. Swash Semi-Formal Capitals will be practiced. Most of our attention will be dedicated to WRITING but bring a short quote or two, and a finished piece in PETRARCH will be your take-away masterpiece!
The newly published, ‘A HANDWRITING CALLED PETRARCH’ book, written by Fr. Catich will be your workbook and text to keep. $35 FEE per person per book. The book will also be available for sale during the conference.
Students will be expected to provide for themselves calligraphic pens such as 3.5 felt tip calligraphy markers, Schaefer or other brand calligraphic fountain pen set with 3 nibs, calligraphic dip pens and nibs, and a sufficient quantity of practice and quality writing papers. The instructor will supply supplementary materials.
You will experience a class taught by one of the remaining Catich art students who teaches in the same manner as Fr. Catich did. I am a founding Board Member of the Art Legacy League in Davenport, Iowa where the teachings and artwork of Fr. E.M. Catich continues. I will display my calligraphic pieces, slate inscriptions, and other artwork.
A HANDWRITING CALLED PETRARCH by Fr. E.M Catich is the textbook. This is the first printing. The Art Legacy League will be sending it to the students. Book $35 with SH $10 in USA, and shipping cost depends on location if going abroad.
Students will be expected to provide for themselves calligraphic pens, such as
2 each black Marvy or other brand 3.5 felt tip calligraphy markers and/or a set of the two-sided calligraphy markers.
Schaefer or other brand 3 nib calligraphic fountain pen ink sets are usable.
Dip pens are fine too. Intermediate students will most likely already have some of this.
1 each calligraphy practice paper pad and or 3-4 sheets quality writing papers (white or soft colors)
Regular white 8 ½ X 11 computer paper (Bring lots because this is what we will practice on.)
Most of all bring a smile and lots of patience with yourself as this is an art where you must practice, practice, practice.
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