We use letters to communicate daily, but who and how invented this resource that was a revolution in the way we think and store knowledge? How did the forms and utensils of writing evolve to adapt to the needs that arose for their use? This course will answer these and other questions, and combine theoretical presentations with practical experimentation in writing in order to understand and learn by doing.
We will introduce the basic styles made with a flat nib (uncial, carolina, gothic and italic) and we will dedicate a significant amount of the class to practicing one of them. Stroke by stroke and letter by letter, we will build words and phrases. We will also practice copperplate writing as an introduction to cursive. The final project consists of carrying out a small calligraphy project (invitation card or bookmark) to apply the acquired skills to an object of contemporary reality.