Majestically Fraktured



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Learn Fraktur with Sachin Shah,
co-editor of the Speedball Texbook 25th Edition!




What you'll learn:

Fraktur belongs to the Gothic category of calligraphy which has been around since the 11th century and is one of the most free-style calligraphy scripts around. Fraktur letterforms are sharp and yet curvy consisting of ornamental aspects with a scope for flourishing. This workshop is for those who want to start or revitalize their broad pen skills. In this class you will learn:

  • Understand of the gothic letter forms
  • Construction of the minuscule fraktur alphabet, starting with the basic proportions, shapes and counters
  • Construction of the majuscule fraktur alphabet with basic flourishes
  • Advanced techniques like nib manipulation and applying pressure
  • Explore basic design concepts such as spacing and layout
  • Demonstration of writing multiple artworks
  • An assignment at the end of each lesson (optional but good for practice) 

How this will work:

  • This is a live online group workshop via Zoom. 
  • Live lessons will be recorded and available for replay.
  • Each lesson will be approximately 2 hours plus a 30 minute Q&A session.
  • You will be able to see me and a close view of my paper.
  • The same class will be offered during two different times of the day to facilitate schedules and time zones. You are welcome to float between sessions as you choose.






About Sachin:

You may have noticed his name on the cover of the Speedball Textbook! Sachin Shah is a software engineer by qualification and a calligrapher by passion for over 25 years. Always fascinated by letters and an inspiration to many around the world, he is an expert at most scripts and loves to share his knowledge with everyone interested in the arts.