Course: Exploring Calligraphy in A Book of Quotes

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Susan Pinard
Skill Level:
Novice: This event is limited to those who have already had at least some instruction to the vocabulary, use of at least one calligraphic tool, and some experience with one script.
Important: If you are unsure of your suitability for the required skill level for this event, please contact us before registering.
Capacity:
10 of 10 seats available (0 registration pending on waiting list)
Pre-register:
Important Note: In the event of high registration volume, waiting CSO Members will be given priority seating over non-members.
Description:

What better way to have fun and see results with your calligraphy than to create a book of quotes. Find quotes on your favourite topic, and combine them with illustrations to make a book that you’ll be proud to show off! This six-week class will focus on calligraphy and book making. You will choose your script as well as your quotes. You will learn how to make a simple coptic-stitched book, with hard covers. All of the materials listed below do not need to be present at the first class. What you will have to do ahead of time is select your quotes. About 30 quotes should do. Or fewer if you wish to have more illustrations.

Please note: No class on February 18

Materials List:
  • Paper for practicing calligraphy and illustrations
  • Good paper for text, such as 140 lb. Arches or Fabriano Artistico
  • Pencil, ruler, eraser, pen, fluid of your choice, (I prefer gouache)
  • Tracing paper, paper towels, baby wipes for spills and fingers
  • Decorated paper for covers and end papers, waxed paper
  • 8 curved needles, weighted objects, such as books, bricks or weights
  • I will supply the board for the covers and linen thread for binding.
  • Supply fee to be determined
Prerequisites:

This event expects participants to have some knowledge of a calligraphic hand, as it will focus more on layout and design, and bookbinding.

No prior experience with bookmaking is required.

Cost:
Members:
Member Fees:

A discounted rate for CSO Members.

This amount is payable no later than 14 days before the event. Unpaid fees may result in the forfeiture of your seat, and your deposit.

$100.00 by
Non-members:
Non-member Fees:

Non-members must pay the full workshop price.

This amount is payable no later than 14 days before the event. Unpaid fees may result in the forfeiture of your seat, and your deposit.

$125.00 by
Location:

Parking is available to front, right, and rear of building. An elevator is available for accessibility.