Christopher Haanes - Capital Moves - April 21, 28; May 5, 12

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Capital Moves
with Christopher Haanes

Thursdays, April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2022
Hours: 20:00–21:30 CEST. (90 minutes).

Live class in Zoom. Videos available 2 months after the last session.

Euros: 152

In this workshop we will explore simplified informal capitals for modern, practical use. Starting with skeleton shapes we will move on to broad edged pen shapes and simple serifs. Both movement exercises and geometry will be used. Alternative shapes inspired by uncials and Roman cursive writing will be touched upon. All levels are welcome, although some familiarity with the broad edged pen is helpful.

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Some or all of the following choice of papers:

  • Arches Text Wove (PS01)
  • Rives BFK (PS91)
  • Khadi Indian Handmade papers come in several different textures (PS103)
  • Daler layout pads in A3 size are good for practicing sometimes. (Not Available in US)


  • All sizes of Brause nibs are recommended [Mitchell nibs not suitable]. (N02)
  • Pencil [2H] (PL38)
  • Pointed brush, for loading nib with ink (BR43)
  • Colored pencils (PL05)


  • Chinese Stick Ink (IS38)
  • Ink Stone (IS19)
  • Higgins Eternal is a cheaper substitute, but the Chinese stick ink is highly recommended. (I08)
  • Colours are optional, but please use Winsor & Newton gouache. (WNG1, WNG2, WNG3, WNG4)


  • T-Square (S753)
  • Dividers
  • Compass
  • Scalpel blade [no 21 for scraping]
  • Adjustable drawing board
  • Sandarac powder (S123)
  • Ruler (S271)
  • Eraser (E13)
  • Old cloth
  • Water jar (S1005)
  • Guard sheet or cotton glove (as you prefer)