with Meredith Klein
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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.
Contact: Kristi Darwick
Contact phone: 909-274-8297
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. Workshop will be recorded.
It's not often we have the opportunity to study on a weeknight. Meredith offers 2.5 hours of solid learning each week and she'll critique our work between classes--a huge help toward learning to see and write these beautiful forms.
Class limited to 16 students.
Provided upon registration, or earlier, upon request
Digital payment option will include Paypal's additional fees.