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Workshop – Pointed Brush with Rosella Garavaglia

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£30 – £35

This workshop is now full – to be added to the waitlist please email workshops@oxfordscribes.co.uk


Rosella is a professional calligrapher and experienced tutor. She is a Graduate of the City and Guilds of London Institute in Lettering (with Distinction), the holder of a Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate, a Fellow of CLAS and a Member of the Letter Exchange.

In this workshop we will explore the versatility of the pointed brush as a writing tool and develop a working brush-script that will allow for endless variations. We will learn how to shape and hold the brush, to practise pressure and release strokes and to create a basic brush script loosely based on Italic minuscule and majuscule letterforms.


  • The usual calligraphy equipment (but not nibs or pen holders);
  • HB pencil, eraser, ruler;
  • A set of synthetic round brushes usually used for acrylic painting, preferably No. 2 and No. 4 (the brush tips must be very sharp and the bristles very clean);
  • A3 practice paper, cartridge paper and (if you have them) Japanese paper and black or coloured paper;
  • Inks and gouache and (if you are using black or coloured paper) Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof white;
  • Palettes, kitchen roll, jars and pieces of heavy card (used to shape the brush);
  • Sketchbook/notebook;
  • Scissors.


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Cost:         £30 (members), £35 (non-members). Please deduct the early-bird discount of £5 if booking by 21 July 2019

Workshop – Pointed Brush with Rosella Garavaglia


September 21, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£30 – £35
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Village Hall, Stanton St John
Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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