Calligraphy (Fall 2014)

Fine Arts

This class, designed for those interested in calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure. 

Knowing calligraphy is an excellent way to become more familiar with letterforms of all types. According to master letterer Jon Contino, "Learning calligraphy will give you a much more intimate sense of each letter and it will help you to learn how to manipulate each one or many together to create a beautiful composition."

This class will focus on modern calligraphy, meaning that students will choose the style in which they write—from fresh and new, to elaborately classic. Students will learn to control the ink so that they gain the ability to write in whichever style feels more natural and appeals to their aesthetic sensibility. / Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. / Materials fee of $15 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Examples of Calligraphic styles you would like to emulate.

What to Wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: October 10

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. UPDATE: Minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
/ More tuition savings. Do you qualify?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


Course Details

Course Number: CSFA 1005
Dates: Oct. 14 – Oct. 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Kate Thomas
Main Building Room 416
Non-Credit Tuition: $76.00

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