Brody Neuenschwander - Learning from Apollinaire - March 7, 14, 21

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Learning from Apollinaire: Non-linear Calligraphy
Brody Neuenschwander

March 7, 14, 21  2022

Online Zoom class
Live sessions; recordings available afterwards for a period of two months.

Can you just grab a pen, start anywhere on the page, and create a good piece of calligraphy? Can you skip the planning, build contrasts, and invent the words as you go? Using the Calligrammes of Apollinaire and other sources of inspiration, we will work spontaneously to create fascinating non-linear calligraphy that is dynamic, rich in contrast and full of surprises. We will mix styles, change pens, and stretch letters into new shapes. You will be amazed to see a unique composition take shape before your eyes!

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Variety of pens:

  • Automatic pen C5 (N27)
  • Speedball nibs C0 to C3 (N09)
  • Kolinsky sable pointed brush, medium size (BR28: 3, 4, or 5)
  • cola pen or ruling pen (N22) (N211) (N208)
  • any other favorite pens


  • Black ink (I70) and gouache colors (WNG1) (WNG2) (WNG3) (WNG4) might come in handy


  • 3 sheets of good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight 160gsm – 220gsm. Rives BFK (PS91, PS107), Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good options.