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Online Workshop

Certificate Core: Introduction to Roman Capitals

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  • Lead By Gen Ramírez
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Participants will explore the historical roots and anatomy of the Roman Capitals. We'll study stylistic properties and structural elements of the Capitals to get a deeper understanding of the history and evolution of the Latin script.

Using a brush and following closely Edward Catich's model and teachings we will construct letters stroke by stroke exploring their essential geometry and gestures.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the anatomy and structure of Roman Capitals
  • Become familiar with the basic techniques of brush manipulation
  • Apply principles of letter construction
  • Required Materials
    • 1/2" Flat Brush and any other flat brush you want to try. (We recommend W & N series 995)
    • Sumi Ink or tube of black gouache
    • Pencil, eraser, sharpener
    • Drafting tape
    • 12" ruler (or bigger)
    • Reliable internet connection and Zoom app
    • Large pad of paper (12" x 18" or larger; we recommend the Canson Sketch XL Pad)
    • Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the Type West Certificate Program in Type Design.