Monday, October 17, 2011
PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN DESIGN ELEMENTS WORKSHOP
Just completed the
PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN DESIGN ELEMENTS
workshop at Conner Prairie.This workshop covers the use of design elements that were in use during the 18th & 19th century ( 1730 to 1840). During the the workshop I discuss the common flower and bird motifs as well as mermaids, angels, fylfots, hex signs along with the artists and school teachers who practiced the craft that has become known as fraktur. Under my guidance, participants have ample time to practice this form of calligraphy and to develop their own fraktur drawings.
This fraktur was completed as a sample for the workshop
Close-up of sample