Metalpoint techniques for calligraphers – with Josie Brown
October 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£30 – £35
Josie is making a welcome return to Oxford Scribes. She needs no introduction and last “visited” us (on Zoom) in January 2022 when she taught a workshop on Hermann Kilian Capitals.
This workshop will introduce the mysterious and delicate art of using metals for lettering, in the way that Durer, Leonardo and other artists used them for drawing. We will lay down various grounds on which to do the metalpoint and then experiment with mark making using different metals, also learning how to fashion the tools ourselves.
Metalpoint is not dramatic; rather it is all rather beautifully gentle and subtle greys, but the metals change to different colours over time. It is chemistry or alchemy?!