I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and as we come to the end of January (or nearly) it is time to think about or get organised for the February Workshops and Calliarts.
10th – Calliarts - Decorated Letter – Helen Warren
This workshop is designed to introduce a simple decorated letter using gouache colours.
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17th – One Day Workshop - Back to Basics – Gloria Scott
The aim of this workshop is to clarify some very important aspects of calligraphy: the pen angle, slope of letterform, etc. We will find the pen angle from a text if it is not given on handouts, the ductus, the sequence of strokes, space between letters and words, margins and interlinear space. These are the basics of writing good calligraphy. We will work on basic letter forms e.g. Bookhand and Italic. If, however you have a letterform you need to improve, please bring the alphabet guide sheet and you can work on that. An often-repeated phrase “we never stop learning” might also be “we never stop relearning”.
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