THE MG SCHOOL OF LATIN CALLIGRAPHY

CALLIGRAPHY CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

WE OFFER 3 DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED IN ENGLISH or FRENCH


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TWO COURSES FOR BEGINNERS
Each course lasts 6 months and has been especially designed for home study.

Gothic textura and Italic



Each course lasts 6 months within Japan and 8 months
for overseas students. Yen 40,000 each for Gothic or Italic.
Select your language of correction: English, French or Japanese.


From 1983 teaching calligraphy and doing research on medieval manuscripts, Muriel Gaggini designed this six-month course for those who wish to study calligraphy. Basic, traditional tools and materials are visually represented, and are accompanied by clear and detailed explanations that will ensure instant understanding for those new to this art. The manual and exercise pages provide step-by-step instruction in the art of mastering the selected hand.
Each course is divided into four units, each followed by a homework assignment. Homework can be sent for correction at the individual student's own pace, during a six-month period, and will be returned with corrections and comments. Students may apply at any time of the year, and the course will begin the day the application is confirmed.

Enrollment is accepted at any time.

 

1. GOTHIC TEXTURA QUADRATA
Calligraphy manual: How to master Gothic Textura Quadrata.

Called "Black letters" because of the predominance of black strokes,
these powerful and luxurious letters were popular from the 13th century.
Lessons start with basic shapes and progress to the correct use of punctuation, letter variations, ligatures and numerals. Elegant capitals from the book of hours of the Duke of Berry are analyzed before moving on to Lombardic initials and their decoration.
In order to master this hand, everything you need to know is here!



Decorated initial "G"

Manual presentation: a sturdy navy blue binder bearing the golden
coat of arms of the School is convenient for study and practice.
Practice sheets of high grade paper suitable for ink and gouache,
can be removed for easy writing.

Monochrome, 200 pages (92 for text and 109 for practice models and charts.
Price: Yen 9,800

ITALIC - THE CHANCERY HAND

This is the refined and rhythmical style of the Italian scribes.
Extremely versatile and adaptable, it is an essential tool for today's calligraphers.

This manual includes 35 color pages, and 87 monochrome pages.
Four separate exercise books are printed on high grade paper suitable for ink and gouache.
Easy to follow guidance and letterforms; total 112 pages of practice.

Set of Manual and Exercise books: Yen 7,500

 

 

2. REFRESHER COURSES - 6 MONTHS
These courses have been designed
for experienced students who cannot attend classes and wish to study at home and revise and improve the hands they have learnt in the past. These courses aim at recall and reinforcement of previously acquired knowledge and skills. It is assumed that those who enroll, already have the class material distributed in the regular courses.

Presentlly 4 different courses are offered to experienced students:

Romanesque (12th century compressed hand)
Italic, Foundational, Insular minuscule

Select one course from the above menu. After enrollment a folder of 4 units containing homework will be mailed. These 4 projects should be sent to the School in order of progression for correction within the 6-month period.

Example of corrected homework - Romanesque hand of the 12th century

Enrollment is accepted at any time.

Upon receipt of enrollment fee, the folder for the selected hand will be mailed together
with a registration card bearing units to record homework assignements.

Tuition fee: Yen 38,000 for each hand (6-month course)
Assignement folder: Yen 2,500

 

3. CORRESPONDENCE COURSES BASED ON REGULAR CLASSES - 3 MONTHS

Recommended for students who are unable to attend the regular classes at school and who
wish to maintain the same pace of study at home.



Each Mg Correspondence Course folder contains 40 transparent pockets that will hold all the lesson material for 3 months with extra space.
The MG folder is included in the first mailing together with UNIT I.
Material for UNIT II and UNIT III will follow separately.


Note: this correspence course has been designed for MG School students; new students must settle the registration fee of
Yen 150,000.

Courses offered in ENGLISH or FRENCH

ROMAN SQUARE CAPITALS

UNCIAL

INSULAR MINUSCULE

CAROLINGIAN MINUSCULES

12TH CENTURY ROMANESQUE HAND

13TH CENTURY MONASTERY SCRIPT

SPANISH ROTUNDA

HUMANISTIC HAND

FOUNDATIONAL

GOTHICIZED ITALIC

20TH CENTURY GERMAN GOTHIC

@Tuition: Yen 60,000 (for 1 course)

 


 


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Contact the MG SCHOOL OF LATIN CALLIGRAPHY
Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 18:00

Rokubancho 2-4-304, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0085
Mail address: info@mg-school.com

Tel. (03) 3261-5273 Fax (03) 3261-5277

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