Marcy Robinson

A106 Beginning Italic

Two and a Half Day Class

The workshop will introduce the student to the fundamentals of the Italic alphabet. The basic letterforms for the upper and lower case will be explained and demonstrated. Variations will be examined in order to expand the student’s repertoire. The do’s and don’ts of flourishing will be discussed. The basic elements of design will be reviewed. There will also be demonstrations on the kinds of papers, pens, gouaches and inks that may be used. Bring lots of questions. Intermediate level students who wish to refine their letterforms are also welcome.

Supply List
  • Borden & Riley or Gilbert bond paper, 11" x 14"
  • Mitchell/Round hand nibs with reservoir and pen holder, sizes 0, 1, 1.5 or the equivalent in Speedball or Brause nibs. You may bring smaller sizes, such as 2 and 2.5
  • Higgins Eternal non-waterproof ink or the equivalent, such as Yasutomo Black sumi ink
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Pencil
  • Notebook

Marcy Robinson is an award-winning lettering artist residing in New Jersey. She has studied with Julian and Sheila Waters and has taken workshops with many other lettering and design artists. She was one of several artists featured in the Alphabet, the journal of The Friends of Calligraphy, Spring 2011 and Winter 2019 issues. She designed the Alphabet logo for the 2011 issues. Her work maybe seen in 100 New York Calligraphers, edited by Cynthia Dantzic, Manuale Calligraphicum by Jerry Kelly, and Morphing Monograms by Barry Morentz and Marcia Friedman.