Historical Review Workshops Part 3 — Uncials

Myrna Rosen will continue with the next part of her historical review — Uncials.

The beginnings of the Uncial hands were developed from the late Roman cursive hand around the 4th c. by Greek and Roman scribes but the use spread throughout the Middle East to the England/Ireland as well as northern Africa over the next six hundred years. Examples of the various hands can be seen in many religious texts, such as, the Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospels, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Alexandrinus, or Codex Sinaiticus.

Next session: Saturday, September 7, 2013; 10 AM – 4 PM

Fee: $45 for Guild members, $50 for non-members
Location: 203 Margaret Morrison, CMU
Tools:

  • Speedball nibs/holders: C0-C3
  • Mitchell nibs/holders: 1-6
  • Black ink or gouache
  • Paper pad/sheets
  • Pencil
  • eraser
  • T-square
  • Water jar
  • Tracing paper
  • Slant board (optional)
  • Lunch

NOTE: Parking on the street is NOT free (quarters or credit card) but the garage is free on Saturdays.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Download and mail Registration Form [.pdf] with check payable to Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh to Lily Hoy, 5700 Fifth Ave #34B, Pittsburgh PA 15232 to confirm your space.

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