Uncial Calligraphy Masterclass
What you'll learn
- Draw beautiful uncial letterforms. Address a splendid envelope to a friend.
- Address a splendid envelope to a friend.
- A desire to learn and time to practise are what you'll need to take this course. Previous calligraphy experience is not essential.
- You'll need access to a printer for the worksheets (PDF's to print).
- A 3.8 mm parallel pen or a 4 mm broad calligraphy nib + ink are also required.
Uncial calligraphy is a script written entirely in capital letters, dating from about the 4th century AD. Its rounded letters make it particularly pleasing to the eye.
This course was designed to be used with a 3.8 mm parallel pen, although any 4 mm wide broad nib will do the trick. All the worksheets are supplied as a PDF to be printed.
After watching the video demonstration, you will practise the letter formation on worksheets. Of course, you can print off as many as you need to master the process! I have included several small projects for you to do throughout the course in order to put into practice what you've learned.
Of course, learning calligraphy has many "side effects", too. It is a wonderful moment when we are concentrated entirely on the task at hand (so to speak); every day worries and preoccupations are pushed to the back of our mind for the time being.
It has been demonstrated that activities such as calligraphy help improve neuroplasticity. If you're 30, that's not a big deal for you yet ... but if you're older than that, you can consider practising calligraphy as good exercise for your brain!
Plus ... a touch of calligraphy in our day-to-day life is a touch of beauty. And there's never too much of that!
So, grab your pen and sign up now!
Who this course is for:
- All who love to handwrite, and who are enchanted by traditional calligraphy.
- Those looking for a relaxing, fulfilling yet inexpensive hobby. I often say that calligraphy is "yoga for the soul"!
If you believe in reincarnation, I must have been a monk-scribe in a former life! How else can this love for hand-drawn letters be explained?
As a fashion designer-in-training, calligraphy was an option I took in my final year. Since then, practising and teaching the art of beautiful writing has been one of my major occupations.
For more than twenty years, I have been giving calligraphy courses to adults and children in the south of France, where I now reside. I particularly like working in places steeped in medieval history (like the Chartreuse at Villeneuve lez Avignon) or in classrooms where kids are positively insatiable when it comes to learning to use pen and ink or other traditional tools such as the calame.
Online classes are now the main activity of the non-profit group that I preside.