Uncial Calligraphy

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$ 75.00

March 19th, 2020 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Grendl Löfkvist
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: March 19th, 2020 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 19th, 2020 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this evening workshop, 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 Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $75.00

Date & Time: Thursday, March 19, 2020 :: 6:30-9:30pm

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

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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(link sends e-mail), 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:

“The instructor was encouraging; she modeled imperfection. The class provided all supplies and taught me to use them."

“I liked receiving the supplies as part of the class and being told how to prepare them and care for them.”

“She was also very positive about other calligraphy instructors - very collegial.”

“Grendl was well prepared with materials and a plan for the class. She instructed clearly and solicited and answered questions about the letterforms. I learned a lot.”

$ 75.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States