The Society of Scribes presents a year-long lecture series on “The Age of the Writing Master and the Origins of English Roundhand.”
Don’t know your Van de Velde from your Materot? Your Snell from your Shelley? Join us for a series of 12 monthly lectures with historian and calligrapher Sybille van Zuylen—creator of the Penna Volans website, an amazing resource for the study of writing masters and copybooks—as she takes us on a journey that spans several centuries and delves into the lives and letters from the Age of the Writing Master.
From Italian Hand to what we know today as Copperplate, Sybille will enlighten us about an era often overlooked in calligraphy history books, but which gave rise to the pointed-pen styles we know today.
Spanning several centuries and regions, get to know influential figures such as Barbedor, Perling, Seddon, Ayres, Tomkins, Jenkins, Bickham, Dunton, Spencer, and more. If you’ve ever wondered about the calligraphers behind the Universal Penman and the writing masters who influenced them, this is your opportunity to become educated and inspired!
Access to live online lectures and recordings are free to Society of Scribes members. To join, go to https://www.societyofscribes.org/join
The first live session starts on January 30, 2022, at 2 PM Eastern. The recording will be posted soon after.
For more information, visit https://www.societyofscribes.org/the-age-of-the-writing-master