This online class comes with helpful, downloadable and printable sample sheets and practice sheets. Each week you'll also be given access to high quality instructional videos that will allow you to watch (again and again) everything in detail from close by and
from an ideal vantage point.
Merely watching the videos, alas, won't develop the skills to do it yourself. At the end of every lesson, some useful homework will be suggested, that you can post on the Classroom Forum, accessible only to the participants. On that platform you can connect with your fellow classmates, see how they're doing, but also signal problems and ask for clarifications. I'll be happy to help out with additional comments and demo's where needed. It's like you're in class, except that you can enter and leave when you want without asking permission or missing anything - school life as it should have been!
The videos will remain online for an additional four weeks after the last class, in case make-up time is needed.
Cost for the entire 6 weeks class : 275 USD
Watch this video: a small appetizer of what's to come!
Special arrangement for ex-students Trajan Online Course
Post-class additional guidance and critique
1/2 hour of undivided, personal attention
The Romans built for eternity. Even after two millennia, the Capitalis Monumentalis, as featured on the famous inscription at the base of the Trajan column (hence its nickname 'Trajan'), has lost nothing of its solemn majesty and striking beauty. Characterized by ideal proportions in form and weight and by graceful lines and serifs, this mother of all capitals has been studied, admired, followed and tweaked by generations of typographers, letter carvers and calligraphers alike.
A study of the Trajans is highly recommendable for anyone who's serious about calligraphy; it not only provides a sound foundation to build upon, it also sharpens the eye, improves the hand skills and makes one more sensitive to all the tiny details that make up the difference. As a result, all your writing will benefit from the time you spend on the Trajans.
Therefore, apart from the fun and deep satisfaction these capitals bring, there are plenty of reasons for me to present this online course in which I intend to approach and tame that beautiful but fierce Trajan horse, armed only with a pencil, a nib and a flat brush.
Daunting as it may seem, the class is aimed not only at intermediate and advanced students, but it's also open to beginners. Calligraphers, typography students, letter carvers,... anyone who follows the detailed instructions will be able to draw well proportioned and refined Trajans by the end of the course. Making elegant Trajans with the flat brush, however, requires more time and skill, but the instructional videos, showing every single stroke and letter in detail, will provide you with a sound base to start from or will take you to the next level.
Students who signed up for the first run of this class, wrote some testimonials, but be sure to check out their incredible work on Instagram. Follow the hashtag 'Trajansonline' and be as surprised as I've been for 6 weeks.
As a result of the overwhelmingly favorable response we received at the first edition of this online class, we plan a second run by the end of 2018. This course will start on Nov 14 and run for 6 consecutive weeks. Registration opens on October 1st 2018.
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