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American Italic Workshop


28 September/5 October, 09/16 November, 8/15 March 2025
Milan boutique.


300€ Starter kit included

Why enroll in an American Italic Workshop?
In the digital era, where texts can be endlessly reproduced and wander limitlessly in cyberspace, paper and pen preserve the fragile beauty of what is not replicable. Handwriting is the realm of unique and unrepeatable singularities. Writing a simple note becomes an act of rebellion, a claim of uniqueness. By holding a pen, we expose ourselves to the risk of loss and embrace the certainty of never again. And this decision, which rebels against the mechanism of seriality, corresponds to true luxury: the luxury of reliving as many lives as those we write.

Besides the romantic aspect that appeals to anyone who loves handwriting, there is also a practical side: writing allows us to rediscover creativity, realign the mind and body through the slowness of gestures and concentration.

Why do we talk about Handwriting and not Calligraphy?
Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully, but handwriting is the graphic rendering of words and individual letters

In everyday use, both terms overlap, becoming synonymous, and that's how we end up talking about beautiful or ugly calligraphy rather than handwriting. We prefer to preserve the true meaning of the original word and train ourselves to write beautifully by improving our handwriting.

What will we learn?
We will discuss handwriting, calligraphy, and writing.

The American Cursive derives from the Spencerian style, but it does not incorporate the shading and embellishments. Instead, it is a monoline style, making it ideal for everyday writing with a pen. It originated in the United States between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the aim of facilitating correspondence in the commercial and banking sectors. In these fields, it was necessary to have a universally understandable, fast, precise, and yet elegant handwriting

We will not write with a fountain pen; we do not want to skip steps. We will write with a ballpoint or roller pen, simple but effective, to see immediately how our handwriting improves.

When and where does the workshop take place?
The workshop takes place at Pineider Boutique in Milan,Via Manzoni 12, divided into two sessions:
6 hours per session, 12 hours in total
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Note: The sessions are held on two weekends. For example, participants attending on 30th September will complete the course on 7th October, making it two dates equal to one course.

28 September/5 October, 09/16 November, 8/15 March 2025

Who is this workshop intended for?
For everyone. Our workshop is open to anyone who wants to improve their handwriting.

What does the Handwriting course include?
By purchasing our course, you will also receive a special kit to make the most of this workshop. The kit will include an avatar pen (ballpoint or roller) and an exclusive Pineider notepad.

How much does the workshop cost?
The price for the two days of lessons and the starter kit is €300 including VAT.

When will I receive my starter kit?
The starter kit will be handed out to all participants on the first day of the workshop.


300€ Starter kit included

Eloisa Libera was born in 1987.
She graduated in Furniture Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2009, and in 2011, she completed her Master's Degree in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan. In 2016, she began to pursue her passion for calligraphy, lettering, and sign painting, which led her to open her creative studio LETTERA E in Milan in 2018.