Calligraphy for Beginners: Irish Half Uncials

An introduction to the Art of Calligraphy, with a focus on the Irish Half Uncials and its origins. This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to brush up on their skills.


For classes held at WEA Sydney, a Calligraphy Kit is available for new students for $30 (not included in course fee)


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to writing with a chisel shaped nib by creating pen patterns.
  • Introduction to the Half Uncial script, its style, letter construction and characteristics.
  • We will continue to study letter form and spacing and further refine our skills.
  • We will study numbers
  • We will look at simple Celtic decoration of this period and apply to a larger drawn letter.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Write with a chisel shaped nib
  2. Construct letters and numerals of the Half Uncial hand.
  3. Achieve spacial awareness
  4. Achieve analytical skills for letter form and shape
  5. Achieve an understanding of layout and design skill


MATERIALS LIST

  • A4 or A3 bond layout pad – Canson or similar brand from Art stores
  • Chisel shaped nibs such Brause, Speedball C NIBS , William Mitchell – large, medium and small size.
  • Pen holder
  • Ink- Black Sumi ink or Chinese stick ink
  • Gouache – a few different colours – black + a primary colour set.
  • Ruler, pencil HB
  • Water jar, rag.
  • Other supplies will be advised if needed throughout the course.


IMPORTANT: Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


ART SUPPLY STOCKISTS

  • The Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • The Art Scene, West Ryde, Ph: 9807 6900 (incl. online shop)
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.

$248 Limited / $223

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22 Jul

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