Calligraphy Classes

Introduction to Calligraphy

-Instructor: Iefan Colledig ap Dynfwal Abertawe, OL, OP
-Class Length: 2 hours
-Class Max: 15-20
-Supplies Needed: pens, paper, handout
-Supplies Provided By: Instructor
-Description: This class covers basics of penmanship, supplies necessary to obtain, and covers mistakes commonly made by new calligraphers.
-Handout: Introduction to Calligraphy [pdf]

Calligraphy 101: The Basics

-Instructor: Maeva Eiriksdottir, OL
-Class Length: 1 hour
-Class Max: 15
-Supplies Needed: papers, rulers, pencils
-Supplies Provided By: Instructor or use your own, handout included
-Description: This is an introduction to the modern materials and tools of calligraphy in the SCA. This class will allow the students to try their hand at a variety of different materials/tools and learn about the differences before buying their own supplies.

Islamic Calligraphy

-Instructor: Melisande Aubrey d'Anjou, OL, OP
-Class Length: 1.5 hours
-Class Max: none
-Supplies Needed: handout, bibliography
-Supplies Provided By: Instructor
-Description: This class traces the development of writing styles
throughout the Islamic Crescent

Arabic Calligraphy

-Instructor: Bres o'Seachnasaigh
-Class Length: 1 hour
-Class Max: none
-Supplies Needed: handout
-Supplies Provided By: Instructor
-Description: This is a very basic overview of Islamic calligraphy, with examples focusing on the SCA period of the Ottoman Empire. This hand out summarizes some basic information and is meant to be a starting point for your own research and discovery of the beauty of Islamic calligraphy. For your enjoyment, I have attached two different pseudo scripts for your use with SCA award scrolls and anything else that might need that final
-Handouts: The Art of Islamic Calligraphy [pdf]
Pseudo Arabic Example Hand [pdf]

Chinese Calligraphy

-Instructor: Melisande Aubrey d'Anjou, OL, OP
-Class Length: 1 hour
-Class Max: 15
-Supplies Needed: paper, brush, ink, handout, bibliography
-Supplies Provided By: Student and Instructor
-Description: This class explores Chinese pictorial writing.

Uncial Calligraphy

-Instructor: Eadain ingen Ruadhan, OL
-Class Max: 12
-Supplies needed: calligraphy pens, paper
-Supplies Provided By: student
-Description: An overview of history and techniques for writing uncial calligraphy appropriate to Celtic illumination styles. This particular script is a perfect hand for beginning calligraphers.