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North West Calligraphersforthcoming workshops

JANUARY 2019

As usual: No workshop will be held in January.


FEBRUARY 2019

Celtic Page  -  Vivien Lunniss

Port Sunlight          Saturday 9th February 2019 10am - 4pm

Lower Withington   Sunday 10th February 2019 10am - 4pm

 

Celtic art is characterised by stylised birds and animals and interlacing knotwork patterns. We will create a design using Uncials, possibly combined with a variation of the basic script, and elements of Celtic art to complete a small finished piece.

Celtic Page

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Celtic Page

 


MARCH 2019

Copperplate part1 - Pen handling and lower case letterforms
Rachel Yallop
Port Sunlight                Saturday 9th March 2019  10am – 4pm
Lower Withington        Sunday 10th March 2019  10am – 4pm

Copperplate is a supremely elegant hand that should take your breath away. The subtle but swelling line is the key to a beautiful and accomplished Copperplate style. This workshop looks at how this can be achieved. Class exercises will cover the correct angle to the page and correct position in the hand to achieve the perfect elegant line, the breath-like touch on the paper for the fine strokes and the rhythm of pressure and release that create the thick and thin strokes.

Churchill Quote

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ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Workshop cost; £20.00 for members, £25.00 for non-members. Booking for members opens on 30th November 2018 and to non-members from 31st January 2019.

DOWNLOAD March Booking form HERE (Word docx.)


APRIL 2019

Copperplate part 2 - Capitals and flourishing
Rachel Yallop
Port Sunlight:                 Saturday 13th April 2019  10am – 4pm
Lower Withington:         Sunday 14th April 2019  10am – 4pm

After studying the subtle, swelling line of the lowercase letters in Part 1, we will practise the 'Line of Universal Beauty'. Looking first at groups of letters with similar construction. Then analysing the inherent narrow proportions of the letterform in contrast to the more expansive lead-in and out stokes. And we will look at how capitals can be used with lowercase letters.
Copperplate

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As for Copperplate Part 1


ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Workshop cost; £20.00 for members, £25.00 for non-members. Booking for members opens on 1st February 2019 and to non-members from 28th February 2019.

DOWNLOAD April Booking form HERE (Word docx.)


MAY 2019

Pentel Brush Writing - Manny Ling

Port Sunlight                   Saturday 11 May 2019 10am - 4pm

Lower Withington           Sunday 12 May 2019 10am - 4pm

Pentel Brush example

In this workshop we will be using Pentel brush pens to create quick lettering that can be used for a variety of purposes.
The writing looks complex and dynamic but it is relatively easy to do once you understand the principles behind the techniques.

If time allows, we will try different styles of brush lettering too.

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JUNE 2019

Gestural Italic     Mary Noble

Port Sunlight          Saturday  8th June  (10am - 4pm)

Lower Withington   Sunday  9th June  (10am - 4pm)

Free up your calligraphy to create livelier work in this step-by-step workshop taking you logically through the expansive gestural marks that go into making the Italic hand so dancing and expressive.  As always, we will warm up with the basic version first, so do rehearse your 'normal' Italic first if you are a bit rusty!
Gestural Italic

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Gestural Italic


SEPTEMBER 2019

Gilding a Medieval or Modern Initial  -    Toni Watts

Port Sunlight                  Saturday 14th September 10am – 4pm
Lower Withington            Sunday 15th September 10am - 4pm

* Places must be booked in advance

Participants will explore a variety of ways of gilding a letter using both simple and more challenging techniques. The first part of the day will be spent doing a small practice piece, discovering which technique works best, and then gilding a letter using your method of choice.
Sept workshop example

There will be images available to trace but creativity is welcome (if designing a letter please don't be too ambitious - make sure the finished piece is no bigger than A6!)
Sept example

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Apart from the items listed above, all other materials will be provided including loose gold, gesso, paper etc.  There will be a charge of £5 per person for this.