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VERSALS: From Classical to Modern

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Sheila Waters

(Mo—We) Level: Intermediate and Advanced
VERSALS: From Classical to Modern

Sheila Waters: B-SW - VERSALS: From Classical to Modern

Sheila will supply participants with many sheets of examples of Versals.
Recommended, but not essential for this class:
B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight. Good source book for manuscript Versals. Hardcover $39.95. JNB $24.77

B004. Calligrapher's Handbook edited by Heather Child. Paper $35. This book is a must for every serious calligrapher's library, especially for working with vellum, quills, and illumination. The book is out of print in the USA , but we have a few new (but shelfworn) copies. There are several books with this title, but the one you want has a blue cover and has only been available in paperback – John

Books by or about Sheila Waters
B1012. Under Milk Wood. Illustrations and text by Sheila. Magnificent. Hardcover $90.00
B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". $28.00
300 full-color images of Sheila's life's work, designed by Julian Waters. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed a new typeface used for the first time in this publication.
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. Hidden spiral hardcover $35.00

Supply List:
Basics including lap board or portable desk
• a range of narrow nib sizes of Mitchell (3, 3.5, 4 & 5 with reservoirs) and other makes you prefer (N04, N05)
• non-waterproof ink that does not bleed or stick ink and stone with old brushes suitable for nib-filling (I70, I08, IS19, IS28)
• practice paper that has a bit of "tooth" such as drawing paper or Arches text wove if you have some pieces (P100-12, PS101, PS01)
• few tubes of gouache you already have, which can be supplemented by some I can lend (WNGPDP-S, WNGDP-S) • small mixing palette (S679)
• If you have quills already cut to narrow sizes, bring them, as versals are easier to construct with quills. But this is not a quillcutting class!



B135-H. Historical Scripts / Knight
B135-H. Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance by Stan Knight. 112pp. 9"x12". Hardcover.

An indispensable resource for the study of historical hands. Stan has selected the best examples for Rustic Capitals, Square Capitals, Uncials, Half-Uncials, Caroline Minuscules, Gothic Scripts, Versals, Renaissance Roman and Italics - total of 56 different inscriptions and manuscripts! Enjoy the book with its excellent visuals as it presents the history and developments of the hands. And, if so inclined, use the book to study the forms and replicate with pen and ink. For each manuscript, Stan provides an enlarged section (for letterforms), the full page (for page design), and an actual-size sample (to show you rhythm and letter & word spacing). The perfect complement to Sheila Waters' Foundations of Calligraphy.

The revised and enlarged edition (1998) of this valuable resource. Forward by Ewan Clayton. Includes a helpful glossary and extensive bibliography. Stan Knight is an internationally recognized lettering artist, teacher and author. He is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.




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B1012. Under Milk Wood/Thomas [Waters]
Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
By Dylan Thomas. 1989. 80pp. 9"x13". Hardcover

Commissioned by a private collector in 1961and completed in 1978, the 76-page manuscript is now exquisitely reproduced, each page in full color. The elaborate title
page is embossed into the cover. Of the 26 illustrations, six are text column length. The script is Sheila Waters' personal style of Carolingian.



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B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective
Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". Paper. Signed.

Here it is, what we waited years for - 300 full-color images of Sheila's life's work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila's Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication.

Each copy is now signed by Sheila!

Formerly published as an issue of Scripsit, the Washington Calligraphers Guild journal.

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B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

Free Media Mail Shipping (USA only). Media Mail takes 2 to 3 weeks depending upon location.

Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila's work.

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Customers outside the USA

For E-Packet shipping to CANADA see B2769-CANADA

For E-Packet with insurance shipping to other countries see B2769-AIRMAIL

For shipping via uninsured PQW mail to other countries see B2769-SURFACE



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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

N04-S10A. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (2 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell (Rexel Round Hand) Nibs with 2 reservoirs.
Included: Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible dip pen nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Uncials, Roman Caps, and Foundational Hand. Widely used by professional calligraphers (with and without the reservoirs); however, some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Additional reservoirs may be purchased separately.

See N05-S10A for Left Hand.



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N04-S10B. Mitchell Calligraphy Nib Set (10 Res)
Set of 10 Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs with 10 Reservoirs.
Included sizes: 0 (3.3mm), 1( 3mm), 1-1/2 (2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2 (1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2 (1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5 (.75mm), 6 (.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular dip pen nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See item N05-S10B for the Left-Hand Set.



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N05. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand) Left
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left-Hand)
Left oblique cut.

Sizes: 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 5.5(.675mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give these left handed nibs a try.




Options:
Your Price $1.45

N05-S10A. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/02
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 2 reservoirs. Included sizes: 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



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N05-S10B. Mitchell Round Hand Left Set 11/11
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs (Left Hand)
Set of 11 with 11 reservoirs. Included sizes: 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm), 2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm), 4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm). Now includes the 5.5mm nib!

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Left oblique cut. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets, including Italic, Carolingian, Uncials, Gothic (Blackletter/Old English), Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Widely used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our four most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.



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