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Calligraphy for the Festive Season

Calligraphy for the Festive Season

Calligraphy for the Festive Season – Sydney Course

This is a great time of year to learn calligraphy. Using a chisel-shaped pen, you will learn to write an attractive modern version of the ancient Uncial script. You will then be able to make a variety of hand-lettered cards, bookmarks and other gifts. This workshop will show you how to combine the script with these projects. This workshop is designed especially for beginners – but is also suitable those wishing to refresh their skills. Materials cost $15 – payable to tutor.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the Uncial script, historical background and relationship to modern scripts.
  • Learn to use a square-edged calligraphy nib and then to write the Uncial alphabet.
  • Put these skills into practice by using a letter repetition design to make a card
  • Explore nib and line relationship
  • Develop an understanding of inter-word and interlinear spacing and combine these skills in a practical project
  • Experiment with ways of combining the decorated initials of the period with the script.
  • Learn basic layout and design principles. Apply these skills in practical projects.
  • Discuss how the skills learnt can be used for individual purposes

Course Outcome

  • By the end of this course you will be able to write an Uncial script and create a variety of layouts and designs, suitable for the season, to produce projects incorporating these skills.

What to Bring

  • All necessary equipment will be provided
  • Lunch, drink
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits supplied

Prerequisites Desireable

  • This workshop for the complete beginner and assumes no prior experience

Delivery Mode

  • This course involves a combination of demonstration and practical work