Digital Arts + Design Master Class Course – Now Available

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Do you want to improve your digital art designs?  As a designer you have a split second to attract someone to your product, as it is competing with so many others.  Or maybe this is for internal use such as business presentations? And you want people to buy into your ideas.  Or maybe you just really enjoy digital arts as hobby and want to make the best of that?  This course can help you with that and more! Continue reading

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Gothic Calligraphy Course – Last Chance to Register

FrakturThe Gothic Calligraphy Course starts this Tuesday, March 18th in Toronto taught by Steve Czajka. There a only a few spots left so if you are interested please contact Steve Czajka at ( steveczajka [at] hotmail [dot] com ) soon.  Seating is limited.

The above shot is an example of one of roughly 30 exemplars students will receive in this course.  Read about the course at:

https://torontocalligraphyguild.org/2013/12/26/gothic-calligraphy-course-with-steve-czajka/

UPDATE: March 27.  This course is in full swing now.  I am in the process of creating an eBook for online or correspondence calligraphy learning.  The eBook including printable exemplars will be closer to 50 pages in length and covers the materials, history, modern interpretations and my three easy keys to learning calligraphy & lettering.  I am totally excited about this eBook.  Details will be made available soon on this website soon.

 

Gothic Calligraphy Course with Steve Czajka

Gothic Calligraphy Course MasterDates: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 22nd (Tuesdays)
Times: Six Sessions from 7:00-9:30 pm
Place: Neilson Park Creative Centre – STUDIO A – West, Toronto (Map)
Cost: $150 (or $135 for CAGT Members & Friends of CAGT)

Description

  • This six session course will teach students how to perform flat-brush calligraphy while also learning Fraktur, one of the most popular Gothic scripts based out of Central Europe 16-19C.  Fraktur is also one of the most free-style calligraphy scripts around.  Students will:
    • Be presented with some of the best examples of Fraktur from all over the world with a critical analysis of what makes great lettering.
    • See demonstrations by Steve Czajka on different methods of calligraphy including: traditional calligraphy pens, double pencil technique from Roman times, and even wide-format paint markers (used in the Calligraffiti movement).
    • Learn the basics of brush lettering, edge pressure, paint preparation, cleanup, and brush manipulation to achieve amazing looking letter forms. Similar to (video)
    • Learn about basic letter flourishing & decoration techniques
    • Work towards a final assignment focused on a flourished capital letter, surrounded by Gothic text of their choice and design.
    • Learn to letter their works onto: paper, cloth, sign boards, dry wall, wood, glass, mural applications, and even coated concrete surfaces.
  • Steve Czajka is a calligrapher with over 30 years of experience.  His work has appeared as a headliner for a television show, and Steve was invited to teach at an international calligraphy conference.  Steve’s work is planned to be featured in “Bound and Lettered Magazine” from John Neal Bookseller.  You can see Steve Czajka’s portfolio at http://flickr.com/photos/steveczajka

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The Amber Trailer

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I am proud to say that this amazing artwork was done by my sister, Chris Davis of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I have been following her artwork over the years, but when I saw this piece (a charcoal sketch) I was absolutely blown away. I think her artwork is incredible. I asked her if she would be willing to do a collaboration with my calligraphy and here is a preview of the works. I will blog about these three pieces in great detail over the next few weeks, but for now check out the Amber Trailer on YouTube:

 

 

This video is available in HD 720p quality. Cheers Steve!

Rik Emmett

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According to Wikipedia, Richard Gordon (Rik) Emmett (born July 10, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario) is a vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of the Canadian rock band Triumph. Emmett left Triumph in 1988 to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, Absolutely, was released in 1990 and became a moderate hit across North America thanks to the hits “When a Heart Breaks” and “Saved by Love”. He is also a writer for Guitar Player magazine and teaches song writing and music business at Humber College in Toronto. This is a tribute to his music.
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