The Portland Society for Calligraphy Presents:
The Wonders of Versals & Compound Letterforms
A Workshop with Gemma Black
February 2nd – 4th, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm each day
This workshop is for Intermediate to Advanced students only.
About This Workshop
In this three-day workshop we will explore contemporary Versal forms starting with Irene Wellington and others moving into a freer structure. Taking the basic Versal construction we will build on that to create vivacious forms that live and breathe on the page.
This in turn will allow you a little more creativity of expression with the gestural forms as well. The outcome of this class will touch on sound structure showing the possibilities of what can be done. Leaving you more confident in working with contemporary Versals.
About The Instructor
Gemma Black is an artist, teacher and calligraphic-designer from Tasmania, Australia. In 1991 Gemma received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study in Europe. She is an Honoured Fellow and Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK.
Gemma teaches for organisations throughout Australia and has also joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences in Italy, Germany, the USA, Canada and the UK. Her work is housed in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament, Letterform Archive San Francisco and Parliament House Canberra.
Her area of expertise is calligraphic history, evolution of the western alphabet from the Roman period through to the 21st century. Gemma shares her passion and love for letterforms with enthusiasm.