Christopher Haanes - Spring Italic - May 19, 26; June 2, 9

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Spring Italic
With Christopher Haanes

Thursdays, May 19 & 26; June 2 & 9, 2022
20:00–21:30 CEST
Live class in Zoom. Videos available 2 months after the last session.
Euros: 152

Italic is one of the most popular and versatile hands. One may ask if there really is a neutral italic. There is much variation even among Renaissance scribes. And there is a multitude of modern adaptations, stretching from formal, almost typographic styles to highly individual possibilities. We will move from simple formal italic to more advanced demos and letter variation. Historical and contemporary italic will be shown in lectures. All levels are welcome.

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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)