Introduction to Calligraphy

with Drury Brennan

Wednesdays 13, 20 and 27 April
6:00pm – 9:00pm





Week 1 – Italic and Foundational Hand – 13th April

Our first Introduction to Calligraphy course covers two essential and timeless scripts:

Cancellaresca (Italic) and Foundational Hand. We will study both contemporary and historical examples of each alphabet, and then demo + practice each letterform on some fun worksheets! Throughout the course I will be sharing all of my knowledge and philosophy of writing calligraphy, so we can write the best letters possible!


Week 2 – Gothic Calligraphy and variants – 20th April

Our second course in Introduction to Calligraphy deals with those awesome line + square scripts of death metal- Gothic, Fraktur and Textura. Again, we will be studying classic and contemporary examples of these alphabets, and then practicing using our worksheets. I will also be talking non-stop about my process and philosophy behind making calligraphy, so we can make the sharpest, best letters possible!


Week 3 – Design, Color and Layout – 27th April

Our third and final Introduction to Calligraphy class deals with a few really important aspects to making beautiful calligraphy: Design, Color and Layout. We will first study selected examples throughout history, and then apply our knowledge and creativity to make dynamic, beautiful examples of calligraphy! We will also be sharing different tips and techniques to maximize your awesomeness in letters. Hope to see you there!


Taught by Drury Brennan

Drury Brennan has been an artist for as long as he can remember: when he was 4, he reinvented himself as a fashion designer called Vincent Spontanio (his first collection of avant-garde footwear, although critically acclaimed by the toy press, was a commercial flop). Raised in Los Angeles but now based in Berlin, Drury seeks to continually combine elements of the ethereal with the semi-permanent: to use static aesthetic systems as a way to record the fleeting and gestural. He’s worked professionally as a photographer, musician, ceramicist, journalist and, most recently, a calligrapher, teaching several workshops at the TYPO Berlin and the Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Gdansku in Gdansk, Poland.

His calligraphic works have been shown in China, India, Denmark, Germany and the USA, with his first international museum solo exhibition held last year at the Chicago Cultural Center. Also an avid yogi and meditator, Drury strives to bring the peace and awareness he finds on his path to his instruction and practice, and yours too.


Complete course: €115
Week 1 – Italic and Foundational Hand: €40
Week 2 – Gothic Calligraphy and variants: €40
Week 3 – Design, Color and Layout: €40 








Cancellation policy:

Full refund of payment for a workshop will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student, before commencement of the workshop. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop in unusual circumstances or if minimum attendance numbers are not met. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.