Medieval Calligraphy Workshop

In addition to the Love of making unique calligraphy gifts for all occasions, I find Love in spreading knowledge about these beautiful letters. I do so by teaching those interested about medieval calligraphy live, through workshops.

Writing is one of the most ancient skills specific for humans...

Writing was first used for the purpose of trade, a few thousand years ago, but soon people realized the benefits of writing and recording information, for the purpose of transmitting and storing knowledge. Thus began to emerge, as far back as 3500 BC. first letters. Today they are so many of them, but their development is really interesting.
I offer various combinations of calligraphy workshops, depending on the amount of knowledge you are looking for. If you want to try this wonderful, inspiring and relaxing skill Yourself, contact me with confidence!
  • BEGINNER WORKSHOP
  • SINGLE DAY WORKSHOP
  • 4 WEEK WORKSHOP

An introduction to the world of medieval calligraphy

About the workshop:

At the workshop, participants will learn what calligraphy is, what its beginnings looked like, its development through the centuries and its use in modern times. Namely, most people think that calligraphy is an old and forgotten skill, but by adopting new knowledge at the workshop they will realize that we are surrounded by it everywhere in everyday life.

Content:

Students are introduced to the world of calligraphy, by learning about calligraphy itself. After introducing them with the development of writing equipment, and instructiong on the use of pens, they start writing exercises on their own. Attendees learn to master the uncial script, used from the 2nd-9th century, ideal for beginning learning of this art. Finally, they write their name on a nice frame as a souvenir.

Ideal for:

These short workshops are the perfect addition to an all-day event such as a children's fair, children's birthday, wedding or team building. Or to animate an individual during a rainy Sunday :-). They are short enough that they are not hard for any age, and educational enough for the participants to acquire quite a bit of knowledge and new skills. The only prerequisite: at least a basic knowledge of Latin letters.

Duration: 2-3h

Price:

250kn per participant, in the 1 on 1 variant. The price includes accessories and materials that remain as a souvenir, and further use.
The price varies depending on the number of participants, and on the arrangement around the material. If you are interested, let me know so we can arrange the details.

Workshop for beginners and those who want to know more

About the workshop:

At the workshop, participants learn about calligraphy, its development through the centuries and its use in modern times. Namely, most people think that calligraphy is an old and forgotten skill, but by acquiring knowledge at the workshop, they will realize that we are actually surrounded by it everywhere in everyday life. Participants are trained in the use of calligraphic equipment through exercises and then mastering medieval letters. They are also taught the basics of writing, the basics of illumination, and are educated to make one memorable souvenir.

Content:

Students are introduced to the world of calligraphy, by learning about calligraphy itself. After getting acquainted with the development of writing equipment, and instructions on the use of pens, they start writing exercises on their own. Attendees learn to master the uncial script, used from the 2-9th century, ideal for beginning learning this skill. If desired, any other letter is possible. In the second part, they are taught the basics of illumination and the basics of writing. They are guided through the concept of the creation of a calligraphic work, and are trained on how to make, write on and paint a calligraphic inscription themselves, which remains as their souvenir.

Ideal for:

Longer workshops such are these, are a perfect addition to an all-day event where it is necessary to animate the participants, such as a children's fair or team building. Or to animate on an educational weekend :-). Attendees acquire a fair amount of knowledge, and acquire new skills. The only prerequisite: knowledge of Latin letters.

Duration: 7-8h

Price:

450kn per participant, in the variant 1 on 1. The price includes accessories and materials that remain for memory and further use. The price varies depending on the number of participants and the arrangement around the material. If you are interested, let me know so we can arrange the details.

Course for those who want to master the art of writing!

About the workshop:

At the workshop, participants learn about calligraphy, its development through the centuries, and its use in modern times. Students are trained in the use of calligraphic equipment through exercises and mastering several medieval scripts. They are also taught about the basics of writing, the basics of illumination, and how to apply the acquired knowledge through the creation of creative finishing works, which remain as their souvenirs.

Content:

Students are introduced to the world of calligraphy, by learning about the history, development and application of calligraphy today. They start with letter exercises. Already in the first lesson, one will master the uncial alphabet, which is one of the foundations of our lowercase letters and one of the first Latin alphabets, used from 2nd-9th century, and ideal for beginning the study of calligraphy. Participants are taught about the process of making a calligraphic work, and within the workshop they make something to their liking, applying what they have learned. Furthermore, they are introduced to the Gothic alphabet, which was used from the 14th to the 19th century throughout Europe, including Croatia, and is a typical medieval alphabet. The workshops would be rounded off with a final work of a somewhat more modern design, in order to encourage participants to actively continue to improve the knowledge acquired during the 10-hour workshop.

Goals:

In the course of medieval calligraphy, students are introduced to the basics of writing in ink and pen. The workshop would teach participants two medieval letters, one simpler, and the other better known and typical of the Middle Ages. Participants would be introduced to the basics of making a calligraphic work, which enables them to make one final work from each script.

The values of a calligraphy workshop for an individual are numerous, starting with the fact that it is simply a wonderful form of relaxation and guaranteed, a break from any stressful situation. In the first place, therefore, its therapeutic effect on health is extremely favorable. It is especially recommended for people with reduced physical mobility.
It helps people who have little artistic talent or at least desire for it, to awaken it, and to master some new skills. For those who thought they had no artistic talent, they couldo surprise themselves, and discover a whole world of new possibilities, which they did not even know lay within them. The goal is to actively encourage students to strengthen their self-confidence, going beyond the known. (But of course, in a safe environment, where numerous rewards await them.).
The skills that participants master remain a lasting value to the individual, who has expanded the list of their abilities by at least one new.

Duration: 4 weeks

Price:

1500kn per participant, in the variant 1 on 1. The price includes accessories and materials that remain for memory and further use.
The price varies depending on the number of participants and the arrangement around the material. If you are interested, let me know so we can arrange the details.

Historical scripts

Roman Capitals (Capitalis Monumentalis) 1st century

Beautiful and magnificent Roman monumental letters, on which today’s capital letters are based, and which were carved on monuments throughout the Roman Empire.

Rustic Capitals 1st-5thcentury

Elegant Roman script, suitable for writing on leather and paper and above all, beautiful! 

Uncial Script 2nd-9th century

Easier to execute than Roman letters, first script used for church books. Very cheerful script, ideal for beginners.

Insular majuscule 8th-12th century

A beautiful script that developed from the Uncial, on the islands of today’s Great Britain, on which some of the most famous preserved works such as the Book of Kells were created …

 

Glagolitic script 9th-16th century

Learn the script of Croatian ancestors – master the authentic Croatian alphabet, that was used long besides the Latin scripts in my homeland!

Caroline minuscule 8th-11th century

A beautiful practical letter, created for the needs of the vast Empire of Charlemagne, one of the greatest reformers in history.

Lombardic Capitals 11th-16th century

These lively and playful letters have been widely used for titles, for many centuries!

Early gothic 11th century

The first of the Gothic letters, beautiful forms derived from Caroline. It did not last long in use, only in the 11th century …

Textura quadrata 12th-16th century

The most famous medieval alphabet. The popularity is probably due to the fact that it was the font of the first printed books …

Fraktur script 15th-16th century

A beautiful script popular in Germany in its period. Even today, many inscriptions in German cities are written in this letters …

Italic 15th-16th century

italic
Beautifully elegant script. Favorite also as a computer font. For more experienced calligraphers.

Copperplate 17th-20th century

The pinnacle of the art of calligraphy, an elegant letter that remained in use until the 20th century. A demanding script for advanced students.