Kaligrafiara sarrera = Iniciación a la caligrafía = Initiation to Calligraphy

Kaligrafiara sarrera = Iniciación a la caligrafía = Initiation to Calligraphy

Strangely, in a modern world dominated by technology and immediacy, crafts are increasingly in demand. The number of people interested in hand-written posters, signs, books and texts has grown in recent years, and there's a definite will to recuperate craftsmanship and trade-based know-how. This workshop was designed to give an insight into calligraphy. We worked on the fundamentals of ‘beautiful writing’ and took our first steps in this enthralling discipline. We learnt how to handle writing tools: the double pencil, fountain pens and reed pens. We also learnt how to make our own ink. We’ became accustomed to these tools whilst working with the Neuland writing style, and we learnt about ductus and compose phrases and texts. It wasn't necessary any previous knowledge of calligraphy. This was a opportunity to try out the technique and discover different tools and materials.