Tamer Ghoneim

A105 Blackletter Basics

Two and a Half Day Class

Blackletter is one of the most dramatic letterforms in a calligrapher’s arsenal. This class will be a step-by-step walk-through of a complete minuscule and majuscule blackletter alphabet in a unique and approachable modern style. We’ll review recommended tools and the foundational strokes involved with composing each letter, then use these strokes to write each letter of the alphabet. We’ll learn about possible variations of individual letterforms and ligature considerations along the way. There will be a good balance between demonstrations of the forms and time to practice your lettering.

Supply List
  • Pilot Parallel pen (Recommended sizes: 2.4 mm – 3.8 mm)
  • Strathmore calligraphy paper (or preferred paper)
Blackletter guidesheets will be provided

Tamer Ghoneim is a professional artist and instructor from Houston, Texas, specializing in blackletter/gothic calligraphy styles, including abstract designs and modern interpretations. He has been featured on television, by online calligraphy and design organizations, and his work has been internationally published and shown at art exhibitions. Tamer’s goal is to encourage people of all ages and any skill level to learn the rewarding art of blackletter calligraphy, and he has extensive experience delivering high-quality online and in-person workshops. He believes in using a positive, fun, and supportive approach to inspire others to find joy and pride in their creative abilities. To see more of Tamer’s artwork, please visit his website at https://tamerghoneim.com/.