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Italicize Yourself! Calligraphy Class

July 18, 2020

Instructor: Lorrie Frear

This interactive, informal session will introduce participants to letter families and proportional relationships between letter groupings in the Chancery Cursive (Italic) lowercase alphabet. Led by Lorrie Frear, a professor in the School of Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, participants will use calligraphy markers to complete a cohesive lowercase alphabet during the three hour session. The methods learned in this workshop can be applied to analyzing other calligraphic hands. This session will be fun, relaxed, and perfect for those with no prior calligraphy or lettering experience. Participants with prior experience may choose to practice the upper case letters during the workshop.

About Lorrie:

Lorrie Frear is a Professor of Graphic Design in the School of Design in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Lorrie is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration as a critical component to student success and has taught with and for many departments and schools within CAD during her career at RIT. In addition, she has worked with other Colleges at RIT and with other universities to create challenging collaborations for students. In all of Lorrie’s classes, there is an emphasis on creativity, concept-generation and critical thinking strategies, individual growth, passion for letterforms, typography, design in all forms, life-long learning, and intensity balanced with fun. Lorrie’s scholarship includes interdisciplinary learning experiences and contemporary calligraphy and hand-lettering.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

$60/$50 members.

Class Canceled

Registration deadline: July 13, 2020

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