Workshops

CANCELLED - Written, Drawn and Decorated Letters of Adolf Bernd

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Instructor:
Peter Thornton
Skill Level:
All
Description:

IMPORTANT: This event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

In this 2-day workshop on Adolf Bernd's Letters we shall look at one of his major contributions to the Letter Arts; his consummate skill in subtlety of tones within water colours.

We shall begin with exercises that...

Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy

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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

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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

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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 +

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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...