Online Workshop: Roman Capital Letters à la Dürer

Roman Capitals; The Abbey Studio

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:


Online – 3 Sessions – Tuesdays, January 16, 23, and 30, 2024, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

In 1525 Albrecht Dürer created an instructional manual on how to create Roman Capital Letters. His book remains in publication today and that’s what we will use to learn about spatial relationships of letters, and how to perfectly draw beautiful Roman caps! These letters – magnificent in and of themselves – also provide the proportions and shapes that are the foundation for numerous calligraphy hands in use today. This workshop pairs well with our upcoming “Sketching and Decorated Capital Letters” workshop and will give you a solid understanding of the classic Roman letterforms that form the structure upon which Versal and Lombardic letterforms are built.

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

Study more, save more! Our workshops have been designed to complement each other and build upon your skillsets. Register for TWO workshops at the same time and receive 10% off both — use Coupon Code 2Classes10 in the shopping cart (click where it says “Have a coupon?” near the top of the cart). Register for THREE or more workshops at the same time and receive 20% off all of them! Use Coupon Code 3Classes20 in the shopping cart (click where it says “Have a coupon?” near the top of the cart). Discount does not apply to Guided Independent Study sessions.

Supply List (supplies not included):

Roman Capitals Calligraphy Kit, click here


Small paintbrush

Small container of water

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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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

  • 01/16/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 01/23/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 01/30/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
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