Calligraphy/Font Art Workshop: On the traces of the word art of Hans Arp with Anja Eichen

11:00 – 17:30  |  Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
Workshop – 2-day - Registration necessary

13 Aug 2022

Calligraphed typefaces are not only texts written with pen and ink. Calligraphy is language made figurative and puts a text content into the picture in a personal interpretative way. In this workshop, the focus is not only on writing with ink, pen and other writing tools. Participants will also approach Hans Arp's texts and sound poems. In this two-day course, we will first look at the rhythm and proportion of writing in exemplary, classical alphabets in combination with elements of our own handwriting. By combining these preliminary exercises, the participants will develop their first text designs and typefaces. Concepts such as tension, rhythm and contrast (e.g. large-small, strong-small, colourful-uncolourful, empty-full) will accompany us throughout the course. We will be inspired by the (DADA) poems and texts of Hans Arp. The course, which has the character of a workshop, is equally suitable for beginners and advanced students, as the participants will work individually according to their skills and progress.

Basic materials for the workshop: Basic equipment (graph paper, black ink, 3 mm nib, penholder) can be purchased on site if desired.


Participants: The maximum number of participants is based on the current Corona Control Ordinance of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Cost: 120 euros per person | plus one-time museum entrance fee

Registration necessary: Anja Eichen or +49 176 70226748

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