Workshops

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy

Event Date:
Instructor:
Nurgul Ozturk
Skill Level:
Beginner
Description:

Come join me for a fun and casual workshop learning the basics of traditional calligraphy. This workshop is best suited for a beginner or someone who has just dabbled in calligraphy and needs a more structured approach to learning the fundamentals.

Everyone is welcome! In this hands-on workshop, we will learn what tools and supplies ...

Decorated Initials

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Judith Jaimet Bainbridge
Skill Level:
All
Description:

Learn 4 traditional Mediaeval styles of Decorated initials: diapered, open vine, white vine and filigree. On one style, we will use 23k gold leaf.

Learn to paint with gouache, some colour theory will be included.

The following materials will be provided to you as part of your materials fee:

  • Gouache paint
  • One small brush
  • P...

Paste Paper with Elizabeth McKee

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Elizabeth McKee
Skill Level:
All
Description:

Paste paper had its origins about 450 years ago when book binders added paint to their paste and used it to make patterned paper, thus creating inexpensive decorated paper for end papers. Many of us first encountered paste paper in primary school where it is known as finger painting. More recently calligraphers realized that paste makes an excel...

Beginner Plus +

Event Date:
Instructor:
Rick Draffin
Skill Level:
Novice
Description:

Have you:

  • taken a beginner course but life happened and you haven't touched a pen in years?
  • learnt a script but still confused about some letters?
  • enjoyed a beginners course but don't know where to go next?

If the answer is yes to these or any other calligraphy questions, then this one day workshop is designed for you. This worksh...

Ruling Pen Calligraphy with Julian Waters

Event Dates:
Instructor:
Julian Waters
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Description:

Since the great German calligrapher/type designer Fritz Poppl started using ruling pens in the 1950s, the Ruling Pen (also folded pen, cola pen etc) has shown at least two personalities: a wonderful tool for:

  1. careful drawing letters and graphics, including capitals and finished work, and
  2. for expressive textural writing and mark making...