• Fraktur Calligraphy
    January 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler

Skill Level: No previous experience required.

Focus on learning lettering and calligraphy within the context and history of fraktur. You will use a nib pen and India ink, as well as a traditional method of practice used in the cloisters. Emily will also discuss modern adaptations of fraktur calligraphy.
If you have taken Intro to Fraktur, continue your study of a fascinating and historic craft in this class (and be sure to bring your kit from Intro to Fraktur). If you have never delved into fraktur, you are still welcome to study this lovely style of calligraphy.
A materials kit is included in the cost of your tuition, comprised of paper, handouts, tracing paper, pencils, erasers, and bristol board. If you wish to purchase a kit from Intro to Fraktur (which includes basic painting supplies), you can purchase one for an additional $20.

About the Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler has been teaching art in public schools for 22 years. She currently teaches in the Hempfield schools. Her artistic education began at her grandmother’s knee, who once confided in her that she’d “rather quilt than eat.” She also provided Emily’s first color theory lesson. “In braiding rugs,” she said, “you should always start with two dulls and one bright.” Then she leaned a little closer and added, “But my mother liked bright colors. Sometimes she would use two brights and one dull.” Since then Emily’s knowledge of color theory has been broadened by a degree in art education from Goshen College and a master’s in art education from Millersville University.


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