• Illuminated Letter
    July 10, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Non Membershow details +$85.00 (USD)  
Guild Membershow details +$76.00 (USD)  

Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler

Skill Level: Beginner

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 fee of $20 is included in the tuition which will include a take-home set of calligraphy pens, a bottle of India ink.  Palettes of watercolors specific to Fraktur will be available for use during the class.  Students may also bring their own watercolors or purchase a Fraktur watercolor palette for $15 at the conclusion of the class.

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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts. If you are sick with Covid-19 or believe that you may have been recently exposed, please email kelly@pacrafts.org to request a refund or workshop credit.


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