Start from scratch exploring the mysteries of pen angles for different scripts and exactly how to rule lines the right size apart, with simple tricks. Examine the pens and how to prepare them. We’ll just touch on the fascinating backstory of some scripts, before we home in the simple elegance of the Uncial hand. Uncials will help us learn about slope, pen angle, arch formation, length of ascenders & descenders, and letter- and word-spacing. Finally this will all go into our take-home booklet which will include paper samples and handouts, so you’ll know where to go from here.
- Handling and preparing dip pens
- Getting the right pen angle for the right script
- Why our letters are like they are – see the evolution of scripts
- Ruling accurate lines – simple tips
- How to write good Uncial letters
- Letter- and word spacing
This course is designed for a range of abilities including complete beginners
Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £8, payable to the tutor during the course.
Your tutor may not have the facilities to take card payments for materials in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.
Please Bring With You
Reading glasses if you need them.
If you have additional tools and materials that you would like to bring, then please do so.
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.