Anthea Power – Beginners Calligraphy with the Broad-edged Nib
ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
The beauty of Calligraphy made with a broad-edged nib lies in the sharp contrast between thick and thin strokes.
In this introductory day we will use a metal nib and dip pen which are the traditional tools of a Calligrapher. I will show you how it works and how it writes, different inks, use of paper and how the letters are constructed. I will bring with me other writing instruments for you to trial including my quill, pilot parallel pen and reed pen.
We will look at the well-known scripts like Gothic and Italic so you can understand what all the books write about when they speak of nib-width measurements, inter-linear space etc…..and then it will be your turn to write.
This is intended as an introductory day but will work well as a refresher to those who already have some experience.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About the tutor
I took up Calligraphy in 2008 after seeing a Calligrapy Exhibition at Hintlesham Hall, Suffolk.
Until recently this was something you could study in the formal way at College, but no longer. I learned in the traditional way of Master and Apprentice from Penny Price (FSSI FCLAS FLS) in Cambridge over a 7 year period.
I spent a year with Patricia Lovett (FCLAS) learning all the manuscript skills – working with vellum, quill cutting, gilding, miniature painting with egg tempura etc. and went on to win the Worshipful Company of Scriveners annual prize for Calligraphy and Illumination 2014
I now work professionally on a wide range of commissions and I also teach.
What you will need to bring
All materials and equipment are included on this workshop