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February Guild Meeting

  • February 15, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • College of Western Idaho Boise Campus Room 1206 1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

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Inkspots Guild Meeting

Uncial Evolution & Ligatures

Thursday, February 15, 2024

6:30pm - 8:30pm

CWI:  Boise Campus  

1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

Room:  APIN 1206


Uncial is a popular edged pen script that is a good script to

introduce beginners to calligraphy. It is historically important (In

use for about 1000 years) and like other scripts, has evolved in

form over the ages. Dave Kuwahara will review the basics of

Uncial, its evolution from the Roman settlements of North Africa

to the British Isles and present examples of its unique features

and applications.


1. A couple pages of Layout Bond paper, any size, ruled to 4

nib widths height for the nib you’re using

2. Water soluble ink (walnut, gouache, etc) that won’t feather

on the paper

3. Edged nibs in straight pen holders, no smaller than

Speedball C2, Tape or Brause 2.5mm, etc

4. Cut quills or reed pens if you have them, don’t worry about

this if you don’t

5. Your usual calligraphy stuff in support of your lettering

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Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild
P. O. Box 265
Eagle, Idaho 83616

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