Janet Martorello teaching a class on Uncial Calligraphy at the International Printing museum at 315 Torrance Blvd in Carson, California. For information on this and other classes their web site is www.printmuseum.org Uncials were used as a bookhand from the 3rd to the 9th Centuries, first as text and then as titles, as the basis for versals and as decorated letters. They are round and scrumptious and because they served as a transition between styles of all capitals or majuscules and smaller minuscules, you only need to learn 26! After being introduced to the letterforms, we will write out a short quote on special paper and, if time permits, do your initial as a decorated letter. Janet Martorello delights is all of the arts of the book: Calligraphy, Design, Papermaking, and Structures. She was trained in the medieval arts of preparing and cutting quills, preparing vellum, grinding pigments and ink to write and paint with, making gesso and gilding. She has been privileged to study with some of the world’s best calligraphers but believes there is much to be learned from everyone and takes advantage of all of the opportunities she can. Janet runs her own art studio producing custom work for private clients, companies, TV and film. She enjoys all facets of Calligraphy including originals, work for reproduction, and fine art framed work.
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