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Fraktur Workshop

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fee applies, see description for details

Donna Selfridge Spangler will lead a workshop to teach the historic art of the fraktur, a Pennsylvania German tradition to decorate documents such as birth or marriage certificates. Using pens, ink and watercolors, and their choice of laid or woven paper, both used during the time period of fraktur, participants will learn basic fraktur lettering and what the designs symbolize as they create their own fraktur.

Workshop Fee: $25 for RI members, $30/non-member. Ages 15 and up, limited to 10.

About the instructor, from her website:

About the artist…Donna Selfridge Spangler has lived most of her life surrounded by the beauty of the central Pennsylvania mountains and the heritage of the Pennsylvania German culture. It is easy to understand why the traditional fraktur designs—flowers, birds, vines, and hearts—and the flowing letters of calligraphy have become so much a part of her life and art. Donna has enjoyed connecting today’s families with the past by creating lasting heirlooms of family trees, birth and wedding announcements, and inspirational verses that are cherished by people worldwide. She is recognized as a Master Artisan by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and is listed in the Artisan Directory of Early American Life Magazine.



January 26, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fee applies, see description for details
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