Uncial Traditional Broad Nib Calligraphy

Mary-Jane Roussel

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12 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:58
    • 2. Getting to know the tools

      2:14
    • 3. Warm up exercises

      5:26
    • 4. Downstroke letters

      9:05
    • 5. Rounded letters

      7:51
    • 6. Class project I: A Bookmark

      7:19
    • 7. Diagonal letters

      3:42
    • 8. Class project II: A Card

      4:29
    • 9. Oddball letters

      2:46
    • 10. Numbers

      3:26
    • 11. Class project III: Write to me!

      3:00
    • 12. Congrats!

      0:34

About This Class

Uncial is a majuscule script (written entirely in capital letters) that was used from the IVth to the VIIIth centures. Even in the XIIth century, uncial was still used for titles and initials. The softly rounded letters make this style of calligraphy especially pleasing to the eye.

This class will lead you through the formation of each letter of the alphabet, with certain variantes included for some letters. I will be doing the demonstration with a 3.8 mm parallel pen, although you may use a 4mm traditional broad nib or calame (qualm) if you prefer.

After watching the videos, you'll print the worksheets provided to practise as long and as often as you like!

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