Learn the timeless art of beautiful writing in seven weeks using Uncial-Foundational script. After a brief overview of the history of calligraphy and the original scripts of Western Calligraphy we will experiment with spacing between letters, words, and between sentences/verses and paragraphs; and the proper angle in nib usage. Students will write their favorite poem, quotation, or any text of their own choosing in Uncial-Foundational script toward the end of this session. Mastery can be achieved by a focus on penmanship skills in both print and long hand, as well as practicing and using the skills learned in class.
1. Calligraphy set (any brand of your choice that comes in a kit complete with automatic pen, various nibs and, ink cartridges. The ink cartridges may also come in black, blue, green, red.) Black ink is preferred
2. Lined-paper i.e. lined notebook where the paper is 24 gsm or higher that the ink will not bleed through it. It is for practicing in writing the alphabets
3. Soft eraser
4. Calligraphy paper (conqueror vellum) where the poem, text, quotation or verse will be written.
5. Your chosen poem, verses, quotation or, text.
Alma Bella Solis is an artist, designer and calligrapher who has been teaching art to adults and children for nearly 20 years.