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Carl Rohrs

Carl Rohrs in Haus Werdenfels

Contemporary Calligraphy Techniques


30.6.2013 - 4.7.2013

Begin: Sunday 3.00 AM with Coffee
End: Thursday 12.00 AM with lunch

Contemporary calligraphy is a combination of thought, touch, tools and technique. We'll be exploring the SPECIFIC techniques for making modern letterforms with flat pen, flat brush, pointed brush and ruling pen. Each tool asks for different handling, of course, but each one also influences the way the others perform.

 

Zeitgemäße Kalligrafietechniken

Zeitgemäße Kalligrafie ist eine Kombination von Bewegung, Gedanken, Berührungen, Werkzeugen und Techniken.

Carl Rohrs bringt all dies in einer Kalligrafiewoche zusammen, ermöglicht mit seiner Art und seinem Können die Stärkung und Erweiterung der Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten eines jeden Teilnehmers.

Costs (inclusive full board and accomodation) 520,00 €

Location:
Haus Werdenfels
Waldweg 15, Eichhofen
D- 93152 Nittendorf bei Regensburg
www.haus-werdenfels.de

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1. CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY TECHNIQUES:

Contemporary calligraphy is a combination of thought, touch, tools and technique. We'll be exploring the SPECIFIC techniques for making modern letterforms with flat pen, flat brush, pointed brush and ruling pen. Each tool asks for different handling, of course, but each one also influences the way the others perform.

Flat pen: We'll discover the world of possibilities open to calligraphers when the pen begins to lift off of the paper. That means working on a more delicate sense of the contact between pen and paper and the control of the bead of ink that is in-between: Using & losing contact with the paper for unusual stroke shape and a controlled ragged line. The four basic lifts and flicks for the edges of our letters and the myriad ways of combining them for unlimited control. A finer awareness of pen angle and the choices that can give us a greater range of feel and weight. Bounce, angularity, rhythm, compression and new ways of thinking about terminals. To feel the aper through the pen.

There is a different sense of delicacy about your writing when the full width of the pen never gets a chance to make its mark, and a more powerful kind of contrast when a full contact stroke is combined with pen corner/ink bead details.

Flat brush: The incredible control and texture it offers can be a revelation. Because it works so differently from a pen, there are a couple of tricks waiting for you that will enable you to achieve modern angularity and a new awareness of stroke weight control that will provide UNLIMITED qualities of lightness and boldness to ALL you lettering styles.

Pointed brush: the most fluid and expressive of tools. We'll learn how to make pointed brush lettering LOOK like its tool and unlike any ther writing, from perpendicular strokes to the swelling feather - shaped beauty of parallel strokes.
With a pointed brush we will have stroke shape that a pen can't even think about. We'll start with the bedrock of pointed brush lettering — perpendicular strokes — but we'll definitely go on beyond that flat headed mark to the sharp, swelling and feathery beauty of parallel strokes with vertical pressure— the key to making your lettering look LIKE its tool and UNLIKE any other kind of calligraphy.


The ruling pen's whole reason for writing is also about subtle paper contact, but approaches the paper with an attitude like a pointed brush. We'll be covering capitals, uncials, monolinear styles with flat tools, and especially scripts, some typeface influence, and color & 3–D effects.



Information und Anmeldung/Application

hm@schriftkunst.de

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