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Calligraphy Groups are invited to advertise their courses on this page free of charge. Just send the details to info@calligraphity.com and we will publish details of your course as soon as possible.

 

 

Vetta Alexis Hebrew Calligraphy

Calligraphy Inc

Glevum Scribes, Gloustershire

Calderdale Calligraphers 2008 Summer School

The South London Lettering Association

North London Lettering Association

Mercian Scribes, Lichfield

Book North – Bookbinding Workshops

2008 Workshops and Residential Courses by Nancy Ouchida-Howells and David Howells

Jilly Hazeldine’s Correspondence Courses

The Edward Johnston Foundation’s 8th Ditchling Annual International Seminar

 

 

 

 


 

The Art of Hebrew Calligraphy
by Vetta Alexis
in London

 

In this course, students will have an opportunity to learn and/or  develop  skills in Hebrew Calligraphy and Illumination, and to explore colour and design working with ink, paint and gold leaf on their own projects such as illuminated letters, words and/or Hebrew or Yiddish texts. Inspiration may be drawn from old manuscripts and contemporary sources. Texts may include Haggadah poetry, the Song of Songs, Hebrew poetry from Spain and Yiddish poems and texts. Midrash and legends related to Hebrew letters are introduced.

 

Knowledge of Hebrew and previous art/calligraphy experience are not essential. Beginners as well as advanced students are welcome. Students progress at their own rate and work on texts of their choice, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

 

Vetta Alexis is an Artist and Calligrapher specializing in Hebrew Calligraphy and painted illumination. She has exhibited widely including at the British Library, The Museum of London and the Jewish Museum.

 

Courses begin Monday 8th October 2007

Monday mornings 10am –12 : MA113 : 132 (11 weeks).

Or Monday afternoons 1 – 3 pm: MA126

 

At the LJCC

Ivy House

94-96 North End Road

London NW11 7SX

 

Telephone: 020 8457 5000

Email: admin@ljcc.org.uk

www.ljcc.org.uk

 

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Calligraphy Inc.

            The Second Annual

Exhibition of Calligraphy

by

Calligraphy Inc.

on

Saturday and Sunday

28th and 29th June 2008

at

The Village Hall

Lymm, Cheshire

10am to 4pm

.

For more information, please contact John Bratsby at bratters@dsl.pipex.com

 

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Pen to Printer 2008
 
The Edward Johnston Foundation’s
Eight Annual International Seminar
Friday 30th May 2008 to Sunday 1st June 2008

 

 

 

 

 

The annual Pen to Printer seminars bring together distinguished speakers and delegates from many lettering and associated disciplines to discuss, in a convivial atmosphere, issues of importance in today's rapidly-changing world of communications.

The Eighth Annual International Ditchling Seminar will run from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June 2008.

 

 

PICT0058

 

 


PROGRAMME

Friday 30 May

EVENING The Old Meeting House

6.30 Reception

7.00 Tom Perkins

Reflections on twentieth-century lettercarving

Followed by fish and chip supper at The White Horse.

 

Saturday 31 May

morning Ditchling Village Hall

10.30 Coffee

10.45 Welcome to Ditchling: introduction by Chairman of the Seminar Stan Knight

11.00 John Shaw

Percy Delf Smith

 

12.30 Lunch break

 

AFTERNOON Ditchling Village Hall

2.30 Melvin Jefferson

Conservation of books and manuscripts in the Cambridge colleges

 

3.15 Interval

3.30 Timothy Noad

Herald Painter and Scrivener

 

4.45 Conclusion

 

5.00 Local visit : The Edward Johnston Foundation's new premises at The Barn, Hundred Acre Lane, Wivelsfield Green (3 miles north of Ditchling)

 

Evening Ditchling Village Hall

Dinner provided by Food, Glorious Food - see Menu (included in delegate fee) with music from the Albach Duo (Rebecca Baulch and David Black)

 

Sunday 1 June

morning Ditchling Village Hall

10.30 Georgianna Greenwood

Calligraphy and Content: Patrolling the Borders of Kitsch

 

 

12.00 Philip Moore Chairman of the Trustees of the Edward Johnston Foundation

 

12.30 Lunch break

 

2.00 Group photograph

 

2.30 Dave Farey

Between the Sheets

 

3.45 Conclusion

 

Demonstrations over the weekend by John Nash and Dave Farey

 

Charlie Perkins Bookseller will be on site all day Saturday and Sunday

 

Delegate fee: 135 or 145 including the cost of Friday evening supper

 

Contact The Edward Johnston Foundation on 01 273 844 505 or by e-mail on info@ejf.org.uk

 

 

 

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2008 Workshops and Residential Courses
by Nancy Ouchida-Howells & David Howells

 

We encourage a creative, open approach in a happy environment, where inspiration and companionship are important features. Various displays including posters, greeting cards, exhibition pieces, drawings and paintings and slides show inventive ideas. Beginners and those with experience welcomed.

 

11-13 April and 13-18 April 2008

David and Nancy Howells,  Fine, small writing with  bold decorative titles and numerals for scrapbook/albums, family trees and greeting cards. All levels. Knuston Hall

 

5-12 July 2008

David and Nancy Howells, Capital variations inspired by Rudolf Koch, flourishes, colour, gold, numerals, plus marbling papers used to design scrapbook/album/ celebration books/gifts. All levels. Lancing College

 

21-26 July 2008

David and Nancy Howells, Decorative Uncial/ Versals, flourishes, cyphers and monograms, creating personalised stationery and marbling papers to bind them. Poems and paper crafts. All levels. Lancing College

 

22-24 August and 24-29 August 2008

David and Nancy Howells, Double-line Capitals, Monograms and Cyphers, personalised stationery printed then binding into notepads using decorated/marbled papers. Greeting cards and gifts. All levels. Knuston Hall

 

For more information, please request a brochure by contacting the following:

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingbourgh, Northants NN29 7EU.  Telephone:

01933 312104, Fax: 01933 357596, email: enquires@knustonhall.org 

website: http://www.knustonhall.org.uk

 

Lancing College, Sussex. Details from Nancy Ouchida-Howells, 14 Mill Hill Drive, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5TL. Telephone & FAX: 01273 453387

email: nyohowells@yahoo.co.uk

 

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The South London Lettering Association
PROGRAMME OF SOCIAL EVENINGS for 2008

 

  At The St. Bride Institute, Bride Lane, Fleet Street SE1, the Camera Club.

  Meetings, unless otherwise stated, are on Tuesdays from 7.15-9.30pm

  Entrance is free for SLLA and NLLA members

  Entrance payable at door: guests and visitors 3.00

 

 

 

Contact information for details on any of the SLLA events listed below is as follows:

Susan Shockett, 7 Genoa Avenue, Putney, London SW15 6DY

Tel. 020 8789 0022 or e-mail: shocket@care4free.net

 

 

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 NLLA 2007 PROGRAMME

 

PROGRAMME June to November 2007

 

The North London Lettering Association aims to encourage interest in and the practice of calligraphy and lettering in all its forms.

 

 

Tuesday 19 June Christine Robinson – Experiments with Papermaking

 

Tuesday 17 July 2007 – Summer Party – this year’s theme is ‘The Seaside’

 

Saturday 1 September – Workshop at Cufos Centre – Anne Cox – Greetings of a Personal Nature

 

Tuesday 18 September – Gwen Dornan – ‘A Winding Tale’   Gwen’s calligraphic experience including completing the SSI’s ATS (advanced training scheme)

 

Tuesday 16 October – Members’ Evening – a preview of work for NLLA’s exhibition commencing October 23

 

October 23 to November 3    NLLA exhibition at Chipping Barnet Library, 3 Stapylton Rd, Barnet EN5 4QT.  For opening times telephone 020 8359 4040

 

Saturday 3 November – Workshop at Cufos Centre – Jan Pickett – Half Uncials

 

Tuesday 20 November    Susie Leiper    elected SSI Fellow in 2006 – will show slides and talk about her work & influences

 

Meetings are held at The Cufos Centre, Top of The Avenue, London N10 2QE

 

Doors open 7.30pm – meetings start 7.45pm.

Entrance payable at door: non-members 3.

Free entry for NLLA & SLLA members.

For further information please contact

Nicky Tait 020 8346 9774 or Lyn Jordan 020 8428 4200

 

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Other Courses in the London Area


Are you looking for courses in the London area? Then I recommend that you check out Floodlight at http://www.floodlight.co.uk/.

Floodlight is the official guide to courses in London and contains details of all the part-time and full-time courses run by government-funded colleges, universities and adult education centres in all the London boroughs.

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Calderdale Calligraphers Summer School 2008

 

Peter Smith, 1 Hollin Drive, Durkar,  Wakefield,  West Yorkshire.

Tel:  01924 258669

E-mail:  bookings@calderdalecalligraphers.fsnet.co.uk

 

 

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Jilly Hazeldine –Calligraphy Correspondence Courses

 

Correspondence Courses

Jilly provides two main courses, the Foundational Hand & Roman capitals and the Italic Hand & Italic capitals. Each course can be done as a unit or you can, if you prefer, simply study either the minuscules or the capitals.

 

The Foundational Hand comprises 6 lessons:

Geometric and monoline letters. Spacing.

Pen angle. Height/weight ratio. Double pencil letters. Spacing.

Using the pen. Pen made letters. Spacing. Simple layout.

Using larger and smaller nibs. Layout, length of line/legibility. Punctuation.

Weight variations/interlinear space. Suitability of weight to text. Layout.

Basic use of colour. Writing a finished piece of work.

 

Information sheets on Tools and materials for calligraphy and Layout accompany this course and there is a supplement to Lesson on Margins and the use of credits

 

Roman capitals comprises 5 lessons:

The Trajan inscription. Geometric construction. Writing the letters freehand, Spacing.

Height/weight ratio. Pen made caps. Spacing.

Serifs. Weight variations.

Further weight variations. Compression, lateral and vertical.

Textures and tonal values with capitals. Freeing up the letterform.

 

 

The Italic course has 7 lessons:

Analysis of Bembo’s Sonnets in Italian. Skeleton letters written with a fine nib. Spacing. Using skeleton letters in a short quote.

Double pencil letters. Beginning to write with a pen.

Consolidation of formal italic. Writing with smaller nibs.

Italic variations: varying the height/weight ratio, expansion and compression.

Italic variations: slope and serifs.

Italic variations: cursive and pointed italic.

Italic variations: branch points. Experimenting with combining variations within one letterform.

 

 

The Italic capitals course has 4 lessons: (It is recommended that you have studied Roman Capitals before embarking on this course)

Revising the geometry Skeleton capitals and lightweight capitals.

Weighted letters. Beginning variations in weight and form.

Further variations, textures and tonal values.

Freeing up the form. Swash capitals and their use. Using a focal point.

 

Learning through correspondence has the advantage of your being able to work at your own pace and level, on a one-to-one basis with your tutor. Your work will be meticulously marked, examples of letters will be written for you, your questions will be answered and you will receive a personal letter with every corrected lesson. All the exemplars you need will be provided, along with clear instructions for the exercises. 

 

The cost per lesson for UK students is 26. For overseas students it is 28.

UK students can pay separately for each lesson prior to receiving it. For reasons of currency exchange, it is probably better if overseas students pay in advance for a course at a time, but no refunds can be given.

 

If you require any further information or would like to discuss any aspect of the courses, please contact Jilly directly.

 

Mail to: The Green, Austwick, Via Lancaster, LA2 8BB, UK

Telephone/Fax: 015242 51534.

E-mail: gillianhazeldine@austwick-yorks.net

 

 

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Mercian Scribes 2006

 

Mercian Scribes meet monthly in Lichfield in Staffordshire

Contact Deborah Morton on 01283 812461 or at debs@jonathanmorton.co.uk

 

Programme 2007

 

 

Membership 20

Workshops 15 Members

20 Non-Members (members have get first call on workshop places)

 

 

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Book North 2007/8

 

 

During 2007/8, we are running a series of bookbinding workshops in Barkisland, near Halifax.  The workshops will run from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm daily: large bindery – small classes.  The cost is 70 for each two-day workshop and 180 for the five-day workshops.  The cost will include most materials and buffet lunches.  Details of local accommodation can be provided.

 

Barkisland is located in the lovely Calder Valley, which is great Yorkshire walking country.  It is within easy reach of Halifax, and the M62 between Manchester and Leeds

 

The 2-day workshops are:

Book Repair 1: 18/19 October 2007 or 20/21 October 2007

Cased Bindings: 15/16 November 2007 or 17/18 November 2007

Book Repair 2: 20/21 March 2008 or 22/23 March 2008

Coptic Books with Hide Covers: 17/18 April 2007 or 19/20 April 2008

 

The 5-day workshops are:

Inlays & Onlays & Related Techniques with Peter R Jones: 19 - 23 May 2008

Gold Tooling with Tracey Rowledge: date to be advised.

 

For further details or to book a place,  contact Hilary Henning on 01932 787268, or email hilary.henning@tiscali.co.uk.   If you want to hear about future Book North courses, contact Hilary to add your name to the Book North mailing list

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Glevum Scribes, Gloustershire
Events & Workshops

Date & Time

Event & Venue

Speaker

20/01/2007
10 - 4.30

Bookbinding

St Nicholas Church Hall, Swindon Lane, Cheltenham

Hilary Henning

 

 

17/02/2007
10 - 4.30

Cadells
St Nicholas Church Hall, Swindon Lane, Cheltenham

David Harris

 

 

17/03/2007
10 - 4.30

Contrast and emphasis

St Nicholas Church Hall, Swindon Lane, Cheltenham

Mary Noble

 

 

21/04/2007

 

 

A G M

 

 

 

In addition to the above activities, the Glevum Scribes also present an exhibition called Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing at Newark Park, Ozleworth, near Wotton under Edge in Gloustershire. It runs from April 4th to May 31st including Bank Holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book North 2007/8

 

 

During 2007/8, we are running a series of bookbinding workshops in Barkisland, near Halifax.  The workshops will run from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm daily: large bindery – small classes.  The cost is 70 for each two-day workshop and 180 for the five-day workshops.  The cost will include most materials and buffet lunches.  Details of local accommodation can be provided.

 

Barkisland is located in the lovely Calder Valley, which is great Yorkshire walking country.  It is within easy reach of Halifax, and the M62 between Manchester and Leeds

 

The 2-day workshops are:

Book Repair 1: 18/19 October 2007 or 20/21 October 2007

Cased Bindings: 15/16 November 2007 or 17/18 November 2007

Book Repair 2: 20/21 March 2008 or 22/23 March 2008

Coptic Books with Hide Covers: 17/18 April 2007 or 19/20 April 2008

 

The 5-day workshops are:

Inlays & Onlays & Related Techniques with Peter R Jones: 19 - 23 May 2008

Gold Tooling with Tracey Rowledge: date to be advised.

 

For further details or to book a place,  contact Hilary Henning on 01932 787268, or email hilary.henning@tiscali.co.uk.   If you want to hear about future Book North courses, contact Hilary to add your name to the Book North mailing list