Uncial Traditional Broad Nib Calligraphy

——   Created by Mary-Jane Roussel

Traditional calligraphy using a parallel pen or a 4 mm broad nib

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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!

The course project

Three projects are included in this class, at different stages throughout the learning process. The first one is a bookmark, followed by a card and an envelope addressed in Uncial letters. 

12 Lessons

0:02:58
Introduction
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0:02:14
Tools
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0:05:26
Warm up exercises
0:09:05
Downstroke letters
0:07:51
Rounded letters
0:07:19
Bookmark
0:03:42
Diagonal letters
0:04:29
Card to the moon and back
0:02:46
Oddball letters
0:03:26
Numbers
0:03:00
Envelope
0:00:34
Conclusion
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About the instructor

Hello. Allow me introduce myself: my name is Mary-Jane Roussel. I’m Canadian -- and French! I come from the Kawarthas (in Ontario) and live in the South of France. I’m the chief-cook-and-bottle-washer at creatuto.

In addition to managing the creatuto.com website, I occasionally do classes for adults in our pittoresque village …

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