​​RISA GETTLER, Art & Instruction
Design - Calligraphy - Illustration

Required Supplies:

  • FP67. Pilot Parallel Pen - 3.8mm (green top) - $10.
  • FP69. Pilot Cartridges Pack of 6 - BLACK ink - $2.50
  • M120. Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pen - Warm Gray 1 - N89 - $3.19
  • Gold paint marker - medium size round nib

​ No material fee but you’ll need your own pen. I suggest you purchase from John Neal Bookseller 

Course Description:
The Gothic lettering style that grace medieval manuscripts is enjoying a renaissance because of it’s distinctive beauty and versatility. The entire alphabet is comprised of only two major strokes. I teach in letter-families which enable you to be writing Gothic Calligraphy by the first class.
In addition to the course hand-outs, reference books, and sample Gothic calligraphy art I’ll be contacting you, via email, before our first class with examples and links to websites showing marvelous examples of exactly what we’re learning. Additionally, there are in-class projects that include bookmarks, greetings such as Happy Birthday, and addressing envelopes.
In just six classes upper and lower case, numbers, spacing, punctuation, and decorative elements will be introduced, demonstrated, and taught step by step, stroke by stroke whilst receiving my personal attention on every letter.
Class is ideal for beginners and improvers.

RISA GETTLER, author, artist, calligrapher and instructor, combines her education and career in graphic design with her lifelong study of Letter Arts. Risa's art can be seen in The Smithsonian Institute, The Washington National Cathedral, national and international art publications, CD jackets, wine labels, and juried exhibits from Washington State to the Washington, DC. The pursuit of honing her craft has lead Risa to advanced and special focus calligraphy studies at the Accademia Delle Arti Calligrafiche, Cittadella, Italy, St. John’s University via a Scholossberg Scholarship, the Marquis de Sentmenat School of Design, Barcelona, Spain, Princeton University, The Getty and Huntington Library, and the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Risa has been a featured guest on radio and television programs. Teaching began from 1993 to present for the University of Riverside X, Riverside Art Museum, Oceanside Art Museum, calligraphy guilds and international lettering conferences. Her work is featured in the centennial edition of Speedball Textbook. Notable clients include His Holiness Pope Paul, II.

Reserve your space now!

Introduction to Gothic Calligraphy
A six week course taught in 2-hour increments

Instructor:  Risa Gettler

Fee for 6 Sessions: $200 Dorland Associate Artists; $225 Non-Members

When: Six Wednesdays - October 3 thru November 7, 2018 from 10am - 12pm

Where: Dorland Community Arts Studio

How: Scroll down on this page to register

For more information email Risa Gettler at inkcredible@ez2.net

Calligraphy Workshop - Member: $200


  • Pilot Pen in larger size: 6.0mm (blue top) and/or smaller size: 2.4mm (orange top)
  • FP70. Asst Color 12 Refills for Pilot Parallel - $3.95

Calligraphy Workshop - Non Member: $225

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