The Portland Society for Calligraphy Presents:

Modernizing Historical Hands: Uncial

A Workshop with Annie Cicale
Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm both days
PCC Sylvania
Room HT309
This workshop is for Intermediate to Advanced students.
Students should be comfortable using a broad edge pen with
one or two alphabet styles in their tool box,
understand ruling guidelines, and using real ink.
Tuition: $195.00 for members |$225.00 for non-members

Registration opens August 1st, 2018
(Do not postmark registrations before this date)

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About this Workshop
Inundated, as we are by huge varieties of typefaces in modern communication, we expect that our letters made by hand should achieve the same kinds of uniform quality.
However, the aesthetics of hand lettering are different than those of type design and our letters never seem to reach that precision. By studying manuscripts written by scribes for whom their hands were part of their daily routine, we learn to let that go, and to look for vitality in our own lettering. The transition from Roman letters to lower case covers hundreds of years, and many of these manuscripts have been scanned and are available online.
In this workshop we will work a few examples from around 8th century uncial manuscripts, some written at a comfortable pen angle and another at a flat angle with a good deal of pen manipulation. We’ll also look at many other uncials, studying them for variety and consistency. And finally, we’ll find ways to modernize them for use 1500 years later.
About the Instructor
Annie Cicale is a calligrapher, lettering artist, painter, illustrator, bookmaker and teacher. Her inspirations come from words and images, which she combines in traditional and contemporary ways.
Her teaching has included Asheville’s AB Tech, Warren Wilson College, Paier College of Art and Montana State University but she is most known for the many workshops she has taught throughout the US and Canada since 1983. She has been on the faculty of most international calligraphy conferences, as well as co-director of A Show of Hands, the conference in Asheville, NC. In 2009, she spent a month in Japan teaching for members of the Japan Calligraphy Network. In 2011, she was on the faculty of the Winter Conference, in Melbourne, Australia and has taught at ILDE, an international book fair in Barcelona.
Annie is a frequent contributor to Bound and Lettered and Letter Arts Review.  She is the author of The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering

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Ingrid Slezak, Workshop Chairperson

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