Spencerian with Salman Khattak
Spencerian with Salman Khattak
Dates & Times
Thursdays – April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2020
Time 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Studio Opens at 6:30 p.m.
Beginner to Intermediate
Salman keeps the class size small so he can spend time and go through the entire process with each participant. This allows him to help with the challenges unique to each participant and explain things in more detail.
Everyone will be provided with printed copies of the instructions as well as the guidelines. The class is limited to 15 students, so please sign up as places fill up quickly. Feel free to drop Salman a line if you have any questions.
Registration Opens: Jan 3, 2020; Registration Closes: April 2, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: February 13, 2020
For more information, please review Program Policies and Information and Payment Information. To register for a course on or after the posted Open Date, please complete our Registration Form at the bottom of this page.
Salman will be introducing his system for learning Spencerian in this workshop. Students will study basic forms, as well as some variations from historical references. Spencerian, originally developed as a handwriting system requires a slightly different learning approach than purely calligraphic hands. Students will start with learning the basic structure of the hand at a large size (for Spencerian) and follow with a more flowing execution at a smaller size.
Salman has been practicing Calligraphy since he was a teenager. He started a serious study of Arabic and Western Calligraphy 15 years ago and has been teaching both online and in person workshops throughout Toronto for the past 5 years. He also co-hosts the monthly Toronto Calligraphy Meetup currently being held at Paper Plus Cloth every 3rd Wednesday of the month. As a member of the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto, Salman practices and teaches a number of scripts including Uncial, Gothic styles (Batarde, Fraktur, Blacketter (Textura)), Italic and Foundational as well as Copperplate, Engrosser’s script and Spencerian. You can see examples of his work at www.expressions-art.com/ca.
• Sharp Pencil: Mechanical pencil works well
• Holder: straight or oblique (straight preferred)
• Pointed Flexible nibs: Hunt 22, 101 recommended, any of the G nibs work well too. Please prepare them to take ink before the class.
• Ink: Walnut Ink, Pelikan Black, or other of your choice
• Paper: Rhodia recommended but any that takes ink well is good. It will be great if you can have a few pages printed with the guidelines that will be provided in pdf format before the class.
Material available for purchase in class – Practice worksheets for Spencerian & Copperplate
Any other important info? Practice daily even it is just a few minutes. Never let a day go by without putting ink on paper
Members and Friends: $150 Early Bird Rate until February 13, 2020 $140
Non-Members: $170 Early Bird Rate until February 13, 2020 $160
Class supplies: Students bring $ payable to instructor
Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC)
56 Neilson Drive