Intro to Uncial Calligraphy
taught by Debra Dick
Crestwood Area Community Education
281 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, PA 18707
High School Art Room
Class meets for two weeks:
March 13 and 20, 2018
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Fee: $30 payable to “Crestwood School District”
Materials: $5 PLEASE make separate check for material fee payable to “Debra Dick.”
Click here for Registration Form and mail along with Check(s)
To: CACE, PO BOX 353, MOUNTAIN TOP, PA 18707
Enrollment is limited to 10 students
Course Description: Uncial calligraphy is more than 2,000 years old yet looks surprisingly modern and fresh. Its voluptuous, elegant letterforms make it a unique fit for hand-lettered greetings, short … (read more...)quotes, titling/headlines, and tee-shirt designs. Additionally, Uncial is the perfect “hand” for the beginning calligraphy student, and makes a good jumping-off point for learning other calligraphy styles.
In this two-part class you’ll use a broad-edge marker to explore this easy-to-learn style. We’ll start with basic strokes then build upon them to create beautiful letterforms. We’ll also cover spacing and some basic layout. Throughout the class you’ll learn about calligraphy tools and materials, and view examples of Uncial and other styles of calligraphy. Through playful pen exercises you’ll gain strong lettering skills as well as confidence in your ability to continue with this timeless art form. You’ll also complete a small finished piece that will be suitable for framing or card making.
No previous experience is necessary to participate! Please bring the following items to class: Legal pad (white); Pencil; White eraser; Ruler (12”-18”); Paper clips (just a few); Color pencils of your choice (instructor will have some to share if you don’t already have some). Optional items: Notebook and Pen.