Judy Detrick
Mendocino, CA

A18 — Early Roman Rustic
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
All Levels
Design, Lettering

During the first century BC, Cicero’s slaves recorded his words in a beautiful, flowing, freely written Rustic script—an all-capital alphabet in use during early Roman times up to the fifth century. Despite its antiquity, this versatile alphabet has a remarkably contemporary look. You will learn the basic letterforms of an early Rustic script, and the rhythm and spacing of its distinctive, textural appearance. From precious papyrus fragments to the walls of Pompeii, you will be shown many historical examples that are certain to inspire you to add this script to your repertoire.

Supply List

  • Notebook
  • Pencil
  • Soft eraser
  • 18″ metal ruler
  • T-square
  • Brause nibs, 1.5 mm and smaller
  • One or two pen holders
  • Black ink (Higgins Eternal)
  • One or two tubes of gouache
  • Small mixing brush
  • Small palette
  • Small water jar
  • Rags or paper towels
  • One sheet Arches text wove, Ingres, Frankfurt, or similar paper

Supply fee: $4 for graph paper

Judy-DetrickJudy Detrick is an instructor of Friends of Calligraphy’s popular Fort Mason series of classes, and she teaches at other locations in the Bay Area and northern California. Her work is well represented in the Harrison Calligraphy Collection at the San Francisco Public Library. Judy’s work can be viewed on her website: www.judydetrick.com.

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