Workshop: Roman Capitals (majuscules)

Sunday, June 26, 2011
10 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Room 203, Margaret Morrison, CMU
Teacher: Myrna Rosen
Fee: $45 for Guild members/$50 for non-guild members

All of our Western letters or hands, as we refer to them, have evolved from the majestic incised Roman capitals. Finished to their finest stage of beauty by the first century, this evolution occurred by way of a need for speed and tools and materials available.

In this workshop we’ll use the existing incised Roman capital models as a springboard to pen made capitals. We’ll also glimpse the later models of these majestic and powerful forms.

If you have your a tool box bring it, some black ink, and a tablet of white paper (11 x 14 or bigger). Be sure that you have some larger sizes of the nibs you prefer, e.g., Speedball C-0, C-1, C-2. Also bring double pencils. You may request a more complete list of supplies if this is new to you.

Registration deadline, Friday, June 17th.

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