Discipline and Freedom: The Art of Western Calligraphy
Instructor: Chris Zorn

On-going 6-week sessions begin periodically at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. To register, visit the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Learn the basics of this ancient art of “beautiful handwriting” while synchronizing your mind and body and cultivating inner calm. A single alphabet in its historical and contemporary form is used as the focus while different tools and techniques are used for practice. In each section, we work with a different alphabet: italic, roman capital, uncial, etc. The study and practice of the letter forms with the broad-edged pen is complemented by design exercises to explore color, texture, and rhythm. In a contemplative atmosphere, emphasis is placed on the balance between the discipline of precise form and the freedom of artistic expression.

Supplies: Students are responsible for their own minimal supplies, plus there is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor that covers specific calligraphy supplies.