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Foundational Calligraphy Workshop

  • betahaus | reception area 1st floor Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20 10969 Berlin (map)

In this one day beginners workshop we will practice and learn the foundational hand, which was devised by master penman and typographer Edward Johnston, in early 20th century England. Johnston based this broad‐edge pen hand on 10th century carolingian manuscript calligraphy. The foundational hand is an upright alphabet with a 30 degree pen angle. According to English­‐American master scribe Sheila Waters (b.1929) the foundational hand should be the first alphabet students’ study. 

Workshop held by Laura Di Piazza.

All materials will be supplied. Feel free to bring in your favorite quote and/or project ideas for practice and discussion.

Model took from Claude Mediavilla’s “Calligraphy”

Model took from Claude Mediavilla’s “Calligraphy”


Unfortunately this workshop has been canceled.

Please let us know if you would be interested in taking part in the future.

Earlier Event: February 14
Sign Painting workshop
Later Event: April 12
Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop