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Blackletter Basics: Minuscules & Majuscules Workshop

May 21 @ 9:00 am - May 23 @ 12:00 pm

$75 – $105

Presented by Tamer Ghoneim

May 21, 22 & 23, 9am-12pm MDT

Members: $75, Non-members: $105 (includes one year CCG membership)

All levels welcome. Student maximum of 25.

To Register

Click on the link below or send a check payable to Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild, PO Box 102672, Denver, CO 80250-2672. Members have priority registration until March 18, and then the workshop is open to the general public. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that registration is non-refundable unless your spot can be filled from the waiting list or a substitute provided by the enrollee. For a list of workshop policies, go to https://www.coloradocalligraphers.com/about-2/policies/.

This is an online Zoom class with full interaction with the instructor during class time and will be recorded for future access by participants. The supply list will be sent with confirmation of a place in the workshop.

Workshop Description

A complete, step-by-step walk-through of the unique minuscule and majuscule alphabet that has formed the foundation of Tamer’s internationally published and featured work.  Tamer’s goal is to encourage people of all ages and skill levels to learn the rewarding art of blackletter calligraphy. He believes in using a positive, fun, and supportive teaching style that encourages and motivates students while learning, and inspires them to find joy and pride in their creative abilities. This course will provide students with all of the information and knowledge needed to immediately begin writing a beautiful blackletter hand.

In this workshop, Tamer will review the essential recommended tools needed to write in this style, including tips and tricks for working with the tools. Tamer will then provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for constructing the minuscule and majuscule alphabets, including potential variations of each character, ligature considerations, finishing elements and ideas, and practice tips and tricks. Student questions and interaction throughout the workshop will be encouraged and valued in the interest of providing as much individual attention as possible.

About Tamer

Tamer is a professional calligraphy artist and instructor, specializing in blackletter/gothic calligraphy styles, including modern interpretations and abstracts designs. Based in Houston, Texas, his goal is to encourage people of all ages and skill levels to learn the rewarding art of blackletter calligraphy.

Tamer has been featured on television, by online calligraphy and design organizations, and is an Artist INC Program alumni. In addition, his work has been internationally published and shown at art exhibitions. He has extensive experience delivering online and in-person workshops. He loves making and teaching calligraphy and is very excited and appreciative of the opportunity to work with students. You can visit Tamer’s website at https://tamerghoneim.com for more information about him.



May 21 @ 9:00 am
May 23 @ 12:00 pm
$75 – $105
Event Category:


Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild


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