Christopher Haanes - Summer School - Uncials and Hybrids - June 25, 26, 27

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Summer School – Uncials and Hybrids
Christopher Haanes

Live class in Zoom. Videos available 2 months after the last session.
When: June 25th, 26th, 27th; 19:00–21:00 CEST

A three day summer school packed with demos, talks and contents!

The Uncial script is round, friendly, and soft in appearance. Its theory is easy to understand, and it is a little easier to master than the Roman capitals it grew out of. There are many ways of modernizing it, and I will demonstrate how to bring greater subtlety and life to the strokes.

Skill at drawing letters will bridge the gap between the calligraphic and the typographic letter, but will also let us branch out into signwriting and applied lettering of all kinds. I will do a short session on drawing letters with a pencil at the end of the summer school.

We can also let it influence both our majuscules and our minuscules; it lends itself very well to the creation of hybrid shapes. All levels are welcome.

Price: 130 Euros

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Suppy List:


(Some or all of the following):

  • Arches Text Wove (PS01)
  • Rives BFK (PS91)
  • Khadi Indian Handmade papers come in several different textures (PS103)
  • Daler layout pads in A3 size are good for practicing sometimes. (Not Available in US)


  • All sizes of Brause nibs are recommended [Mitchell nibs not suitable]. (N02)
  • Pencil [2H] (PL38)
  • Pointed brush, for loading nib with ink (BR43)
  • Colored pencils (PL05)


  • Chinese Stick Ink (IS38)
  • Ink Stone (IS19)
  • Higgins Eternal is a cheaper substitute, but the Chinese stick ink is highly recommended. (I08)
  • Colours are optional, but please use Winsor & Newton gouache. (WNG1, WNG2, WNG3, WNG4)


  • T Square (S753)
  • Dividers
  • Compass
  • Scalpel blade [no 21 for scraping]
  • Adjustable drawing board
  • Sandarac powder (S123)
  • Ruler (S271)
  • Eraser (E13)
  • Old cloth
  • Water jar (S1005)