ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
Writing with a pointed pen or brush relies on exerting pressure and releasing that pressure to create the thick and thin strokes that are the characteristic of beautiful lettering. This is a different technique to the one used with a broad-edged nib and is finding a renewed interest in the style that is known as Modern Calligraphy.
Using pointed nibs and brush pen we will work through simple exercises to give you the skills to write the alphabet in this beautiful style. We will practice how to connect the letters, write the Capital letters and the numerals.
Different inks and paint can easily be put through the pen, so we will work with colour and coloured paper to create artistic lettering.
This workshop will suit the complete beginner or those wishing to refresh their skill.
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
Since restarting our events in summer 2020, we have introduced changes to the way we operate; including reduced class sizes. The studio has been re organised to enable everyone to remain socially distant whilst at their workstation and hand sanitiser is provided. A large video screen has been mounted on the wall to enable everyone to view demonstrations from where they are working, eliminating the need to gather around the tutor. Lunch is now in the form of a packup to be eaten at your workstation; it may be served hot or cold. Drinks are available all day on a self serve basis.
Please try to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the event begins to allow plenty of time to get settled in. The wearing of face masks is not required whilst at your workstation, but we would ask you to use one when moving about the studio.