Charming Carolingian

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Course Notes

Charming Carolingian - is an accessible script, although a much forgotten calligraphic alphabet, despite underlying much of historical calligraphy, and in this class, we're first going to learn something about the script and its origins (in York) in the 9th century, as well as learning how to begin writing a traditional Carolingian formal manuscript hand.

As the week progresses you will be given tuition on evolving the script into to a modern version, or with some modern variations, and then introducing Capital letters into your growing repertoire. The culmination of the week will be learning how to approach the layout of calligraphic arrangements with this (and any other calligraphy hand) by working with some traditional formats and design ideas, and making yourself a final finished piece of Carolingian inspired calligraphy - either ancient or modern.

Lastly you will be learning a modern gilding technique with gold leaf, to decorate your letters, that will also work at home.

Participants will need a little (but not extensive) experience of writing with calligraphy pens.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM