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Calligraphy Introductory Workshop

Calligraphy Introductory Workshop

Calligraphy Introductory Workshop – Sydney Course

This workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of Calligraphy. We will be working with an attractive modern version of the ancient Uncial script. You will learn how to use a chisel-shaped pen to produce calligraphic forms. Using this script, you will be shown ways to create various design ideas for projects. 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 to produce projects incorporating these skills.

What to Bring

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

Prerequisite: Desirable

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

Delivery Mode

  • This course involves a combination of demonstration and practical work.