Calligraphy for Beginners and Intermediate: Uncial Script

Calligraphy is a very enjoyable art form which uses age-old techniques. We focus on learning a modern version of Uncial, a form of writing used in ancient times, and combining it with Celtic spirals, knots and decorations to produce small practical projects. This course is designed for both beginners and for those wishing to extend their skills.


Materials for new students will be organised at the first meeting. Please bring $30 cash to purchase the kit. (not included in the course fee)


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the Uncial scripts, historical background and relationship to a modern script. Learn to use a square-edged calligraphy nib and start an Uncial alphabet.
  • Complete the Uncial alphabet. Experiment with spacing (inter-word and inter-linear).
  • Decorate letters using traditional methods to use with the script.
  • Explore nib and line relationship. Experiment with calligrams.
  • Discuss and create zoomorphic designs and spirals and combine with lettering.
  • Develop Celtic knots and experiment with ways of combining the lettering and the knots.
  • Apply numerals appropriate for use with the Uncial script to produce a design.
  • Experiment with ways of combining decorated letters with the script using basic layout and design principles. Revision and fine-tuning suitable to the individuals needs.


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

  1. Write an Uncial script using a pre-determined pen angle.
  2. Construct spirals, Celtic knots and use zoomorphic designs.
  3. Create a variety of layout designs.
  4. Produce basic projects incorporating these skills.
$248 Limited / $223

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17 Oct

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