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New! Calligraphy: Celtic Knot & Script (Uncial)

posted Feb 21, 2020, 5:55 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Feb 22, 2020, 5:15 AM ]
A variation of which was used in the famous Book of Kells created in 800AD, Uncial is a majuscule script (written entirely in capital letters). Uncial lettering was commonly used by Latin and Greek scribes from the 4th to the 8th century AD. As we learn the script, students may use it to write their favorite Irish proverb or even a bawdy limerick. During the latter half of the course, students will be introduced to Celtic Knot Design. Constructed using a grid method, ornamental Celtic knot borders and elements are typically complete loops without any beginning or end. Early on, these designs were used mainly for decorative purposes. Over time, people began interpreting them as the crossing of physical and spiritual paths, and as symbols for eternity and the endurance of life, love and faith. We will cover how to construct the basic basket-weave patterns from which students may develop their own individual designs, perhaps as decorative borders around their Uncial calligraphy to create truly unique Celtic works of art.

Adults | Monday | 7:00-9:00PM
Mar. 9-April 20 | 6 classes | No class April 13

$295 plus $35 Registration Fee