Cancellation Policy: Full refund within 48 hours. 75% refund up to 30 days prior to class.
Over the past three years, David Grimes has been developing a modular system for the 19th and 20th century American calligraphic hand known as Engrosser’s Script.
Unlike historical systems that one might encounter in textbooks and lettering manuals from the past, David’s system is built around securing techniques through hypothesis and experimentation. This ‘building up’ of logical knowledge removes a lot of the mystery around why Engrosser’s Script is the way it is. It takes the power away from the instructor to say “That’s just how it’s done” and encourages students to draw their own conclusions from the conversations in class.
This three-day intensive course covers everything from understanding the differences between Engrosser’s Script (American Roundhand) and Copperplate (English Roundhand), to learning the 26 minuscule and majuscule forms, to combining letters into words using complex letter-spacing models. There are no prerequisites for this class, but some experience with the oblique penholder will be a valuable asset. Beginners may find the pacing on days two and three to be quite challenging, and more experienced penmen may find day one to be rudimentary. It is encouraged that attendees participate in all three days, as the logical snowball begins on day one.
This class is beginner and intermediate friendly. 🙂
If you cannot attend all three days, please send David an email at email@example.com about your special circumstance and he will be happy to work with you to secure you a spot in the weekend portion of the class (considering a placement evaluation.)
If you’re not sure that this class is appropriate for you, send a high-resolution scan of your recent Engrosser’s Script practice to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re more than happy to review your work previous to registration.
David’s workshop was inspiring – filled with information and nuance that made me reflect on my own script and what could be changed and improved. Most importantly, it was not daunting. David’s gentle guidance made me want to put into action what we were learning.
I highly highly recommend taking David’s workshops especially for those interested in studying ES!
– Kirby Leung (Hong Kong, March 2018)
David’s teaching methods have resulted in some pretty impressive results as evidence by his students. In my opinion, he is one of the finest modern day practitioners of Engrosser’s script.
– Dr. Joseph Vitolo of www.zanerian.com
I joined David’s Dreaming in Script Workshop while he was in HK in March 2018. His workshop is one of the most inspiring and helpful calligraphy workshops I have joined. His detail-oriented attitude allows him to explain everything about letter forms in a very clear and precise manner…I like this more liberal approach to learning calligraphy as calligraphy is not about just following one man’s style for me. I highly recommend whoever that is considering joining his workshop quickly grab your seat when seats are still available. One more thing to add to this is, watching him write in person is SO SOOTHING haha you will understand this if you have watched his Instagram videos. Being a fun person also made our workshop more awesome!
– Angie Fong (Hong Kong, March 2018)