Intermediate Calligraphy: Celtic Scripts and Decoration

Discover the beautiful scripts and decorations of the Celtic period. Comparisons will be made between the Book of Kells and other manuscripts of the period to gain an understanding of the process of their design and production. Create spirals, zoomorphic designs, knots and interlacements and incorporate them with a Half-Uncial script to produce small projects. To join the class, you just need to have learnt any script using a chisel-shaped calligraphy nib.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Study Celtic manuscripts in relation to their decoration and scripts
  • Learn to write a Half-Uncial script
  • Construct spirals, knots and interlacements
  • Develop zoomorphic designs
  • Experiment with combining the script with decoration
  • Apply basic layout and design principles to the practical projects

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Understand the relationship of scripts and decoration.
  2. Write a Half-Uncial script.
  3. Develop own spiral, knot and interlacement designs.
  4. Incorporate zoomorphic designs with script and decoration

MATERIALS LIST

  • Square-edged calligraphy nibs and usual calligraphic equipment

IMPORTANT: Please arrive to the first class with all the relevant materials. A lack of materials is not just a handicap to you but to the ability to teach. 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
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 223-225 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Ph: 02 9331 2166.
  • 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.

$255 Limited / $230

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21 Jul

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