Blackletter: Circles on Steroids


Jump on board with Tamer as he takes you on a journey, first learning or reviewing a simple yet versatile Blackletter alphabet. Using what he calls his Ultimate Blackletter Guidesheets, Tamer will go over a complete, step-by-step method for constructing the entire blackletter-style minuscule alphabet that has formed the foundation of his internationally published work. He will also cover the essential, recommended tools needed to write in this style, including tips and skills for working with, maintaining, and modifying the tools.

In later sessions Tamer will teach students how to bend the letters into calligraphic geometries and patterns, exploring potential variations of each character, flourishes, and practice tips and tricks. In the concluding session, Tamer will demonstrate how to construct stunning circular blackletter masterpieces, breaking the process down into approachable steps.

Questions and interaction will be encouraged to provide as much value and instruction on common challenges that students are encountering.

Session recordings: Recordings of every session will be provided within a day after the conclusion of each session and remain available for two months following the last class.

Facebook Page: PSC will create a private Facebook page exclusively for this workshop. As a key component of the workshop, the Facebook page will be a place where students can share their work following each session and, importantly, where Tamer will have the opportunity to review and critique student work.

Handouts and Other Details: A full set of workshop handouts, Tamer’s specifically designed guidelines and all other course details, including the Zoom link to the first online sessions, will be made available to admitted students about a week before the first session.


Tamer Ghoneim, based in Houston Texas, is a professional calligraphy artist and instructor, specializing in blackletter and gothic calligraphy styles, including modern interpretations and abstract designs. His teaching and work have been featured on television, offered by online calligraphy and design organizations, and internationally published and shown at art exhibitions. In 2021, Tamer was an instructor at the Legacies III International Calligraphy Conference, and he will again be teaching at the 2022 Conference, “Write on the Edge”.  He believes in using a positive, fun, and supportive teaching style to encourage and motivate learning.


– Cicles on Steriods –
A Four Session Workshop Presented by Tamer Ghoneim

Dates: Four Saturdays, commencing January 22, and continuing on January 29, February 5 and 12. 

Time: Each session of Tamer’s class will be conducted 9:00 am to 11:30 am, PST (or PDT). 

Location: The workshop will be taught online via Zoom. A Zoom meeting link will be provided before each session. Create a free Zoom account before the workshop at: 

Level of Workshop: Beginner to Advanced

Class Size: The class will be limited to 60 students. 

Tuition: $100.00 for members; if not yet a member, the fee for the workshop is $130.00, which includes the $30 annual membership registration fee required of all attendees of PSC workshops.

Supply Fee: None

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