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September 2017
£25

Workshop: Making Letters Sing in Colour with Lin Kerr

September 9 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
<span class="entry-title-text">Village Hall, Stanton St John</span>, Middle Lane
Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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SYNOPSIS:  An ideal workshop for those who would like to know more about colour mixing and theory.   We are always being given the colour wheel and we even know that blue and yellow don’t make green, but somehow, we are seldom shown how to apply it in our work to create a harmonious range of colours. We’ll apply a beautiful colour scheme to a simple piece of edged pen lettering, painted letters or even just rhythmic pen stroke patterns, on either a coloured or a plain ground. We will start with a colour scheme we respond to – an abstract piece of art, a photograph, a scrap of fabric or a piece of textile art and will look at how to mix similar combinations so that the colours bounce off one another in a way that is stunning. At the end of the day you will have a new artwork. Materials List and Application Form (Word) Materials List and Application Form (PDF)

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October 2017
£25

Workshop: Calligraphic Candlelight, with Freddie Quarterly and Ruth Newman

October 14 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
<span class="entry-title-text">Village Hall</span>, Middle Lane
Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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SYNOPSIS:     An exceptionally creative and fun workshop with plenty to choose from. You can either concentrate on making lampshades for T lights set in a base - the lampshade can be cut letters to allow even more light in and Ruth will demonstrate this and show you how to finish off and cross stitch the seam. If you prefer you can write a Christmas message.  Or you can paint a pillar candle with gold metallic paint and acrylics and Freddie will bring examples and demonstrate how to paint lettering around a circular wax surface in a straight line. Materials List and Application Form (Word) Materials List and Application Form (PDF)

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November 2017
£25

Workshop: Carolingian with Penny Price

November 11 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
<span class="entry-title-text">Village Hall</span>, Middle Lane
Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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SYNOPSIS:     The Carolingian hand is a round hand with exaggerated ascenders and descenders and an x height of only 3 nib widths, giving a generous appearance to the script. We shall look at an historical example, as found in Stan Knight's book 'Historical Scripts' and then make a contemporary version to use to make either a Christmas card or a thank you card or a short piece of text. One suggestion is to collect some Acer palmatum leaves now, or similar delicate leaves, and press them ready to use in the class for printing. I have a limited supply of rollers and inks for your use. (You can use gouache to print with.) We shall start with a no. 2 nib and move to smaller nibs for the card. Materials List and Application Form (Word) Materials List and Application Form (PDF)

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December 2017

Christmas Party and Club Day

December 9 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
<span class="entry-title-text">Village Hall</span>, Middle Lane
Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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