The Handwritten Text
July 29 - July 30
July 29-30, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
Embarrassed by your handwriting, but like the look of a hand-written text? Want to use handwriting to create a one-of-a-kind book, but would rather use someone else’s? Join us for The Handwritten Text, a two-day intensive designed to reinvent your handwriting. Under the expert tutelage of Karen Gorst, students will experiment with different pens and speeds of writing, learning about the tone and voice of their writing. Karen will encourage all to think about the rhythm of what you write, and about the form of each letter. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a new relationship with your handwriting and learn to develop writing that is fit for a manuscript!
For this class, all materials are included, but please bring the following tools with you to each class.
- Any favorite text weight papers you want to work with
- Favorite pens to write with
- 5 sheets of graph paper
- 12” ruler
- Tracing paper (a few sheets)
- Variety of pens and pencils
- 2mm (fine) and 3.5 mm (medium) – Karen recommends to Elegant Writer brand
- Soft and hard pencils (3H, 3B or others)
- Sharpie – fine point marker
- Roller Ball – medium, fine, or extra fine
- Gel pen
- Pigma .05, .1, or another size
The above list are suggestions that Karen recommends. She asks you bring any size and color pens and pencils you wish to work with.
Karen Gorst is a manuscript illuminator, calligrapher and book artist who has been practicing her craft for more than 20 years. Her work can be seen at www. gorststudio.com. She is a visiting instructor and lecturer at many institutions, including the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Penland School of Crafts, the Craft Students League, the Cloisters, Vassar, and Wellesley College. She is consistently ranked as one of the best living illuminators. She has been ranked as one of the top 100 most influential calligraphers of the entire 20th century, and was named the top calligrapher and manuscript illuminator in Louis Vuitton • Moët Hennessy’s “Made in New York.”
Tuition: $325 members / $350 non-members. Become a member.