An Introduction to French Roundhand

Learn a basic minuscule (lowercase) French Roundhand alphabet and get introduced to the subtle nuances of dip pens and calligraphic writing in this intimate Portland calligraphy workshop.

David Grimes Calligraphy Portland Oregon Workshop

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An Introduction to French Roundhand

  • February 8th, 2020
  • 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, Ore.
  • 8 students

Learn to use traditional dip pens and various lettering techniques to create a style of calligraphy known as French Roundhand. Students of this class will receive instruction on how to create the lowercase letters of this style and apply them towards writing.

This class is beginner and intermediate friendly.

Required Materials —

All materials provided during class.

  • Straight dip pen holder
  • Broad nibs (2.5mm)
  • Walnut Ink
  • guidelines and paper
  • leather writing pad

Registration & Contact —

  • $100 USD (includes materials)
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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

Calligraphy Workshop

Comments from past students

Thanks SO much once again for the excellent course. It is truly refreshing and inspiring to see someone who is so committed, enthusiastic, immersed, and well-versed in every aspect of the script as you!! It made me appreciate your courses and offerings even more. Keep up the good work and I hope to see you again soon!!

– Mariska Audriani (Portland, Oregon – 2020)

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