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Uncial, Then and Now with Meredith Klein

  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021
  • 5 sessions
  • January 21, 2021, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • January 28, 2021, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • February 04, 2021, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • February 11, 2021, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • February 18, 2021, 6:30 PM 9:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
  • Zoom - online

Instructor: Meredith Klein


SfC Sponsored

Contact: Kristi Darwick 

Contact phone: 909-274-8297



Do you love the beautiful round uncial letters? Originating in the 2nd to 4th centuries, they were the primary book hand, used in religious texts, until the 9th century. They continued to evolve and were used in the hierarchy of scripts beginning in Carolingian times. Still popular today, this elegant all-capital alphabet may be used alone or combined with other hands. In this class we begin with a version of uncials based on a 5th century manuscript.  Students will learn the basic letterforms and the rhythm of round and upright strokes that give this hand its distinctive appearance. We will then look at uncial usage by contemporary calligraphers, and students will learn ways of modernizing uncials for use today.

Other Info:

Students must be set up to take a Zoom class with video and audio (signed on one device); access to a printer is required to print some of the handouts. If you must miss a session, Meredith will provide the necessary info, so you don't miss out.

Materials Needed:

Provided upon registration, or earlier, upon request

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