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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Marcy Robinson

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this writing class:

The Carolingian minuscule (8th to 12th century) is considered to be the first fully developed minuscule (lower case) alphabet with legible, uniform, round, bouncy, branching shapes accompanied by capitals, word spacing, and punctuation. The minuscule was the precursor to other cursive alphabets: Italic, Foundational, Roman book hands, Blackletter, and modern typefaces which evolved in later centuries.

Emperor Charlemagne, although not completely literate, realized the need for literacy through a better form of handwriting to unify the ecclesiastical books for a cleaner means of communication in order to spread Christianity throughout his empire. Under the tutelage of Alcuin of York, an advisor to Charlemagne, this objective was achieved through the standardization of existing scripts. Simple Roman Capitals, Uncials, and Half Uncials work well with this script.

The alphabet to be taught is the Carolingian minuscule adapted by Sheila Waters for her manuscript Under Milk Wood, commissioned by Edward Hornby and completed in 1978. For further historical study of this beautiful script, please read Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters and Historical Scripts by Stan Knight. 

Materials List:

  • Borden & Riley Paper or Gilbert Bond Paper - 11” by 14”
  • Mitchell broad Edge Nibs - sizes 0, 1, 1.5 or equivalent in Speedball or Brause with reservoir and Pen Holder. You may also bring smaller sizes 2 and 2.5
  • Higgins Eternal non-water proof ink or equivalent like Yasutomo Black Sumi ink
  • Ruler, Eraser, Pencil
  • Notebook


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Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

  • No refunds unless the class is solvent.
  • No refunds unless we can replace you with someone on the waitlist.
  • Please let us know of cancellations as soon as possible; we'll do our very best to refund the fee (minus $20 processing).

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Founded in 1974, and based in New York City, the Society is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines.

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