The Roman minuscule
With Elmo van Slingerland
- 1,000 Hong Kong dollarsHK$1,000
- Live Online via Zoom
Edward Johnston based his Foundational hand as a starting point for learning calligraphy on a tenth-century Carolingian minuscule. These letterforms would later evolve during the Renaissance into humanistic writing, which sought to relate the minuscules to the more sophisticated forms of the monumental Roman capitals. We will learn to use sensibilities with the pen to show how you can turn Foundational into a modern, elegant script. The Roman minuscule can be considered one of the three basic sets of letter forms, along with capital and cursive. This versatile hand lends itself to a wide range of interpretations, variations, and modifications. We will look at different possibilities to write the Roman minuscule. Attention will be given to the shape and line quality, refinement, and pen use so that you will learn to write these letters with elegance and great form.
Fees paid for the workshop are non-refundable