Online Workshop: Sketching and Decorated Capital Letters

Decorated Capitals, The Abbey Studio

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:


Online – 3 Sessions – Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 20, 2025; 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

Everyone should keep and use (frequently!) a sketchbook. In this class, we’ll start with a few sketching exercises using medieval decorated letters as the subject matter, then move on to drawing and painting our own Versal and Lombardic capital letters. They can be added to a calligraphic piece to add interest, color, and emphasis. This workshop pairs well with our Roman Capitals class as the structures of the decorated letters use Roman Capitals as a foundation.

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the online sessions.

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Supply List (supplies not included):

Sketch pad or sheets of sketching paper

Several different hardnesses of pencils

White plastic eraser

Workshop Withdrawal Policy: Unless you are paying for your class with a gift card, a refund (tuition less 20%) will be issued if you withdraw from class two weeks or more prior to the beginning of class. If withdrawal occurs less than two weeks before class, no cash refund will be issued, but a studio credit voucher will be provided. Occasionally there is insufficient registration for a class to run. In such cases, registrants will be given three options:  (1) Private or semi-private lessons (with price adjustment), (2) placement for the same class held in the future at a different date and time, or (3) refund. 

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Sketching and Capitals

3 Sessions

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Event FAQs

Will this workshop be recorded?

The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 05/06/2025 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 05/13/2025 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 05/20/2025 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
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