Historical Review Workshops: Carolingian

For many years Myrna Rosen has been a student of the historic evolution of the Roman (Latin) alphabet and wants to share some of that knowledge with the Guild.

The next session of Myrna’s historical review will address Carolingian. The session will begin with an overview of the various hands, discussion and then hands on work. Carolingian or Caroline minuscule was developed as a calligraphic standard in Europe  so that the Latin alphabet could be easily recognized by the literate class from one region of  the Holy Roman Empire between approximately 800 and 1200. After Renaissance humanists revived the script in the 1400s, it became a standard for another six centuries. This hand’s influence has extended to many modern day lower case type fonts.

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
10 AM – 4 PM
Location: 203 Margaret Morrison, CMU
Fee: $50 for Guild members, $60 for non-members
Registration/payment deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014


  • Speedball nibs/holders: C0-C3
  • Black ink or gouache
  • 14 x 17 paper
  • Pencil / eraser
  • T-square
  • Water jar
  • Tracing paper
  • Slant board (optional)

Make check or money order payable to Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh and mail with Workshop Registration Form to Lily Hoy, 5700 Fifth Ave, #34B, Pittsburgh PA 15232 before Friday, November 7, 2014.

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