Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM CST
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM CST

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Nazareth Retreat Center 
1814 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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Angie Vangalis 
Texas Lettering Arts Council 

Mediaeval Capitals with Paul Antonio 

This Mediaeval Capitals workshop begins with dinner and a lecture with overview for the 4 full days of study that follow. Day 1 - Lecture. Day 2 - Versals, Day 3 - Lombardics. Day 4 - Cadels. Thurs, Fri and Saturday, begin at 9:00 am with lunch and dinner breaks, then resume until 10:00pm. The Sunday session ends at 4:00pm.

Mediaeval Capitals

Instructor, Paul Antonio
February 20, 2019 - Lecture 7:00pm
February 21 - 23, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
February 24, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm

Nazareth Retreat Center
1814 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX  75050

Cost $550 - Commuter Rate*
Includes Tuition, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and breaks.

Class Description:
February 20th - Day 1
7:00pm – 10:00pm
The number of different kinds of majuscules used in the Middle Ages is staggering Decoration and Flourishing as a whole including Littera Florissa. The capitals can either be based on Roman Caps, leading to Versals or Uncials leading to Lombardics. We will also look at a third set – the Cadeaux or Cadel, as well as see how they integrate with the specific majuscules for the corresponding minuscules.

February 21st - Day 2
9:00am – 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Roman Capitals and Versals. We will not be learning Roman Caps in this class. Paul will write with some 24k ground gold for burnishing. Complex use of nesting and conjoined stem sharing of letters.

February 22nd - Day 3
9:00am – 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Uncials and how they are used as the base for Lombardics and how they are built, as Lombardic letters have more internal space we will look at how to utilise this internal space effectively.

February 23rd - Day 4
9:00am – 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Cadels. The day starts with counting spaces. This is how a Cadel is constructed. It is assumed you can make vertical and diagonal lines straight and without shaking. Cadels are based on the capitals of the hands previously learned, so a sound, comfortable working knowledge of all the majuscules of Textualis Quadrata, Fraktur and Batarde is helpful.
We will also look at Rotunda, also known as Textualis Bolognese, as its majuscules form the basis for some stunning Cadels used in the gradual the pope uses for the Christmas Mass. They too, have little grotesques, similar to the Textualis Bourgeoise.

February 24th - Day 5
9:00am – 4:00pm
Text and page layout. The afternoon session will look at laying gold on the various bits of gesso. Writing with gold gouache and gold mica, as well as how to paint with gold using a wonderful Arabian technique known as Halacar!

* On campus lodging costs additional
1 Single room available at $105 per night (includes Breakfast).
3 Shared rooms available with another student is available at $85 per night (includes Breakfast).
Nearby Hotels within a 10 minute drive of the campus are available.

Send your tuition check in full or PayPal (convenience fee applies) to secure your place in class.
Texas Lettering Arts Council
PO Box 3126
Coppell, TX  75019

Questions about class content: thestudio@pascribe.com.
Registration questions: info@txlac.org

Full and partial payment constitutes a commitment necessary for planning this educational opportunity. If you cancel 30 days or more before of the workshop, you will receive a refund for the tuition less a $50 administrative fee. We cannot honor refunds within 30 days of the workshop.