BORDERS & DECORATIONS WITH SYLVIE GOKULSING
COPPERPLATE WITH JOY DANIELS
Beyond the Literal Letter With Rachel Yallop - March 2022
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.
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.
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.
David Simons 'Flourishes & Birds' Workshop
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.
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.
LINO PRINTING WITH IAIN HODGKINSON
October 2019 - Follow up to last years workshop introduction to Lino Printing