HOLY BOOKS WITH DEBORAH MORTON

JUNE 2022

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BORDERS & DECORATIONS  WITH SYLVIE GOKULSING 

MAY 2022

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COPPERPLATE WITH JOY DANIELS

APRIL 2022

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Beyond the Literal Letter With Rachel Yallop - March 2022

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ROTUNDA

22nd January 2022 with Peter Halliday

What a lovely day we had with Peter Halliday, learning Rotunda.  Very like Gothic, but much more reader-friendly with a more rounded appearance. Peter was very gentle with us - whilst focusing on script analysis as a group, and drawing our attention to the pen angle, x-height, size etc,etc, he let us loose without making us do miles and miles of alphabet practice.  Yippee!   And we had a few twiddly initial letter decorations, too! You know the sort of thing.  (To complete the day I had noodles for tea, inspired by the margin decoration, hahaha!).  At the end of the day, Peter showed us a Kelmscott facsimile page which used the Rotunda hand printed from blocks.  Just to prove that it was something easily readable!  So, thankyou Peter!  A cracking day.

 
 
 
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LEGENDE & VARIATIONS

16th October 2021 with Janice McCleland

Legende is a typeface designed by Ernst Scneidler (1882-1956) in the 1930s. Schneidler was a typeface designer, calligrapher, illustrator and teacher who studied both architecture and art. He designed a large number of typefaces, but Legende is the one perhaps best suited to the broad-edged pen. It has been adopted as a calligraphy script and is open to a variety of adaptations. As well as the broad-edged pen, it is easily adapted to a flat brush and even a pointed pen.


We had an excellent day with Janice, it was just so nice to actually go through the process of ruling up, tweaking pen-angles, dipping into ink, and generally settling down to the focused concentration of learning a new hand. 

 
 
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KULFIC SQUARES

11th September 2021 with Frank Zobel

We had a fabulous workshop with Frank, and he gave us all a challenge to get the little grey cells working, trying to work out how to make letterforms fit into the grid he gave us.

 
 

JULY 2021

David Simons 'Flourishes & Birds' Workshop

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SAY IT IN STYLES WITH DAVID SIMONS

September 2020 - Great fun workshop with tutor, David Simons. Great to be back at the desk again! - our last workshop before Lockdown.

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AGM 2019 & ALBUM MAKING WITH KATH PARTINGTON

July 2019 - Excellent day with Mercian Scribes making albums with Kath Partington, just need to complete some calligraphy to fill them now.

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LINO PRINTING WITH IAIN HODGKINSON

October 2019 - Follow up to last years workshop introduction to Lino Printing