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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

3 mins
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6 mins
Warm up exercises
10 mins
Downstroke letters
8 mins
Rounded letters
8 mins
4 mins
Diagonal letters
5 mins
Card to the moon and back
3 mins
Oddball letters
4 mins
3 mins
1 min

About the instructor

Mary-Jane Roussel

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 …

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  • 52m of on-demand video
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