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Capitals! Capitals! Capitals! | with John Stevens

When? | October 20-25, 2019

Capital Immersion: (Brush, Pen, & Pencil)

Exploration, Practice and making or doing. The Alphabet Evolution must be honored, yet personal expression is a desirable quality as well. We must practice seriously, to fully grasp form, but when we do, what are the next steps? How do we progress our work?  What part of letterforms are fundamental or essential (immutable) and which part is mutable/creative? 

In this class we address both stability and freedom; solidity and fluidity. I take the position that it is possible to pursue both. We closely  look at them, break them down to analyze them, to get clear about form while developing technique.
When we are confident about our forms and writing, we trust our instincts. That is what allows creative leaps.

Our week will include study of these essential forms, practice to refine the techniques and exploration of new possibilities. I often refer to this progression as Form, Rhythm & Movement, as we learn to master each in this order.

Below, are some pictures from past Cheerio Workshops. Also, there is a video at right.