I'm currently teaching 3 classes plus two individual tuitions, and everyone is doing gothic! I had been put off teaching it because it's not a hand I use too often, and having taught it once quite a few years ago, it was not well loved by the class!
_What I'm finding this time is that people get to grips with the letters very quickly, and are therefore pleased to have real calligraphy, in a matter of a couple of lessons. And they're enjoying finding ways to use it that can move it away from its dark, medieval look if they want to. I have also found I've enjoyed it more - but then always enjoy whichever hand(s) I'm teaching - lucky me. In some senses it's great having everyone doing the same, but of course different groups learn at different rates. Have only found myself trying to hand out an examplar to a group that received it the previous week!
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.