Calligraphy and Lettering - Improvers

Kent Adult Education
Course summary
25 hours
153 GBP
Professional Training

Course description

Calligraphy and Lettering - Improvers: This course is for students who have already learned to write the basic (angled-pen) Uncial hand and wish to learn the insular Half-Uncial hand. This is not a course for beginners., The Half-Uncial is the script that was used in the Lindisfarne gospels, a magnificent book, richly and elaborately decorated with intricate knotwork and interwoven designs. It is a very rounded alphabet which evolved alongside the angled-pen Uncial, between the 7th and 11th century. , During the course we will study the basic shapes and the rules of the Half-Uncial alphabet. Next we will create our own personal manuscript page. , Skills/techniques covered:, ò Analyse and understand the basic rules of the Half-Uncial hand, ò Use of different sized pens, ò Apply even letter-, word- and line spacing, ò Explore layouts for a manuscript page, ò Consider script texture , ò Develop a good writing rhythm, ò Draw Uncial display capitals, ò Considered use of colour and colour technique, ò Practice manipulating letterform, , Homework: practice between sessions is essential to practice what you have , learned in class and to develop your personal project further, , By the end of the course you should be able to:, ò Write good Half-Uncial letters , ò Write a sentence in different pen sizes, using even letter- and word spacing, ò Design a manuscript page, ò Create a cut-and-paste layout, balancing the text & designs with the white space, ò Create a script texture & rule up correct guidelines , ò Draw Uncial display capitals and decide on colour technique, ò Write a block of text evenly, maintaining a good writing rhythm, ò Decide on appropriate colour scheme for project, ò Develop a script variation, ò Use the building, tools and materials safely and responsibly, , , For those who have studied calligraphy for at least one whole year. It is important to note that art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity for you to participate fully and get the most out of the course.

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Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education

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