Flourishing - A Geometric Approach with Paul Antonio

Based on the principles laid out in Paul's Copperplate Script manual, this class will look at how underlying geometries help us gain a deeper understanding of how and why a flourish works, and more importantly, why it doesn't work. The key here is understanding, not learning or copying to be committed to memory. The focus will be on English Roundhand flourishing of the 18th and 19th centuries, and how it can be used to deconstruct later flourishing in Europe and the USA.

Class Supplies
  • Four 2B pencils; two 4B pencils; (PL38)
  • pencil sharpener; (PL13)
  • swatch of fine sandpaper, approx. 4" X 6"; (S317)
  • coloured pencils 2B (red, blue, green), or soft colour pencils; (PL28)
  • layout or marker paper you can see through, which will accept ink (Canson Marker Paper is a good choice); (P32)
  • ink you are comfortable with; (I70, I04)
  • pointed nibs you are comfortable with; (N93, N113, N118)
  • at least 10 rubber bands; paper clips;
  • ruler; 12" T-square; set square; (S270, S753)
  • paper towels (S817)
Optional Supplies
  • Broad-edged nibs; Pilot Parallel Pens; automatic pens; ruling pens; quills and a quill knife if you really want to try the historical version. (N02, FP67, N27, N30, N24, S265)

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