Uncial Calligraphy

$ 135.00

June 22nd, 2017 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Grendl Löfkvist
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: June 22nd, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: June 29th, 2017 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2
Dip your toes into the Middle Ages with this beginning calligraphy course that features the beautiful Uncial script. Whether you have terrible handwriting or are a seasoned calligrapher, this script is easily learned, versatile, and attractive. Get Medieval!

In this two-session seminar, students will learn the basics of the Uncial script, which originated around the third century CE and continues to be used today by contemporary calligraphers worldwide. It can function either as a majuscule for a variety of other scripts, or as a stand-alone hand. A great script to add to your medieval repertoire! Fun and easy to learn.


Materials to Bring: None.

Optional: students may bring their own calligraphy supplies if they have them already.  

Workshop + Materials Fee: $135.00

Date & Time: Thursdays, June 22 & 29, 2017 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP.


About the Instructor | Grendl Löfkvist

Grendl Löfkvist is an instructor in the Visual Media Design Department at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches the history of graphic design, book arts, calligraphy, and letterpress printing. She also offers a variety of courses here at the San Francisco Center for the Book, including Blackletter calligraphy, letterpress printing, and linoleum block printmaking. She is also a core instructor at Type@CooperWest, the West Coast iteration of New York's Cooper Union whose focus is on lettering and type design.
 
Grendl was a press operator for 13 years at Inkworks Press in Berkeley, a collectively owned, politically progressive offset printing company that just recently closed its doors. She does letterpress and printmaking work under the imprints of Red Star Media/Design and Cloven Hoof Press, and she is currently the President of the American Printing History Association's Northern California Chapter.
Her interests include the study of printing as a subversive “Black Art,” and she is always on the lookout for bizarre, unusual, or macabre print and type lore.


Past Student Reviews:

“Enjoyable vibe.”

“Grendl is a GREAT teacher.” 

“She's a pro--and I so appreciate the history she talks about at the beginning. The material is really nicely presented in the handouts and in the slide show.”

 

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375 RHODE ISLAND ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States