Are you looking for more clarity creating flourishes and using them confidently?
If you are a calligrapher or a lettering artist who really want to dive deep into the realm of flourishing, this seminar offers 8 different flourish sessions to teach techniques, strategies and essentiell optical aspects. Finally you will have a better understanding for flourishes in general and complex artworks.
Your possibilities to create flourishes with or without letters will gain another standard of quality to enhance your personal or professional work.
The Flourish Seminar offers 8 different sessions with these topics:
Beyond the oval
The ornamental letter
Generosity & creativity
The definition of beauty
The magic wave
The acanthus leaf
Robert’s letter art
The new “Guide to Flourishing”
You will also get the new version of the “Guide to Flourishing”. This 33-pages handout will always be a good support for your creative actions. You get all important aspects about creating these beautiful curves in one document. Including definitions, functions, challenges, Do’s and Don’ts, typical forms and inspirations for flourishes. In this guide there are specific exercises as well to help you improve designing flourishes. Finally 14 Checkboxes with the essential rules to keep in mind along your creative journey.
The 8 sessions
1. Beyond the oval
History, basics, classic loops, lowercase letters, oval
2. The ornamental letter
System, distances, emphasis, less is more
3. Generosity & creativity
Capital letters, negative space, ligatures, flourish construction
4. The definition of beauty
The oval and the curve, symmetry, balance, natural flow, compactness
5. The magic wave (or S-curve)
Do’s and Don’ts, relation, complexity, directions, distances
6. The acanthus leaf
System of beautiful curves, step-by-step tutorial
7. Robert’s letter art
main actor, hard and soft lines, rhythm, strategy, style
8. Flourish composition
Content, emphasis, layout, styles, hierarchy
This seminar will be on Zoom
You will get a deeper understanding about the nature of flourishes, discover many different areas where to create them and learn a variety of flourishes for more creative possibilities. You will loose your fear for more complex artworks.
You have the possibility to work with any tool you like (pencil, brushpen, nib or ipad).
+ and you will get the “Guide to Flourishing” (new Version from 19th of april 2022)!
+ access to a recorded version of every session!
1. Session “Beyond the oval” Friday 24th of June – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
2. Session “The ornamental letter” Friday 1th of July – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
3. Session “Generosity & creativity” Friday 8th of July – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
4. Session “The definition of beauty” Friday 15th of Jul – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
5. Session “The magic wave” Friday 22th of July – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
6. Session “The acanthus leaf” Friday 29th of July – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
7. Session “Robert’s letter art” Friday 5th of August – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
8. Session “Flourish composition” Friday 12th of August – 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm (UTC+2) via Zoom
Cost: 285 Euro (incl. 19% Mwst (Tax))
Specific exercise sheets will be sent via email before each session!
Participants of past LIVE Sessions via Zoom
“I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to flourish with Robert, the skills I learnt during our workshop has increased my confidence in my ability to now flourish my calligraphy to a standard I am happy with.” Lindsey Gribble – Calligrapher
“I can only recommend the Flourish Workshop to all flourish lovers! Robert has a lot of tips and tricks and the course was very eye-opening. For all those who love to flourish, take a course with Robert!” Gloria Wolf – Lettering Artist
“Why do his flourishes always look perfect? This question persisted and I booked the advanced course with Robert. His deep knowledge already impressed me during my brushlettering beginners course in 2018 and it was almost clear that the script and the workshop were full of well-prepared knowledge. I can only advise every beginner to start with a workshop before starting their creative work – you simply save yourself a huge amount of frustration and the exercises are goal-oriented and good results are quickly visible”. Kerstin Rackerseder – Calligrapher