Calligraphy: French Medieval Batarde

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Learn to write Medieval French Batarde Gothic script with our calligraphy courses in Sydney.

This course is designed to introduce people to the art of calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our modern alphabet.

In this workshop we will be looking at all things French Gothic, studying Medieval Batarde. We will trace its origins, referencing historical manuscripts.
Concentration will be on letter construction, form and spacing of both upper- and lower-case letters. Period decoration and gilding will be included.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • write with a chisel-shaped nib
  • construct letters and numerals of a set script
  • achieve spacial awareness
  • achieve analytical skills for letter form and shape
  • achieve an understanding of layout skills
  • apply gilding techniques
  • apply all learned skills to a piece of work or project

After finishing this course you might like to also learn:

Ideal for

This workshop is suitable for all levels from beginners to those who want to refine their penmanship.

Course content

  • Pen patterns
  • Script style, construction and characteristics
  • Working with ink, gouache and other mediums
  • Period decoration and gilding
  • History of the script

Please bring to class

You may choose to bring your own materials or purchase a kit from your tutor in class.

If you wish to purchase a kit please bring $35 cash (not included in the course fee), as well as:

  • Ruler
  • Water jar
  • Pencil

If you wish to bring your own materials, please bring the following:

  • A4 or A3 bond layout pad (Canson or similar brand from art stores)
  • Chisel shaped nibs – small, medium and large size (brands such as Brause, Speedball C NIBS, William Mitchell)
  • Pen holder
  • Ink (Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink)
  • Gouache (black & a primary colour set)
  • Ruler, HB pencil
  • Water jar, rag
  • Other supplies will be advised if needed throughout the course

Other information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339
  • Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

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Calligraphy: French Medieval Batarde

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$179 Limited inc GST / $143.20 / $161.10

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