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November 2019

Workshop – Copperplate with Joy Daniels

November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

This workshop is now full - to be added to the waitlist please email workshops@oxfordscribes.co.uk SYNOPSIS: Joy is a professional calligrapher and experienced tutor, accredited by the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. She has run the Copperplate Special Interest Group since 2005. This workshop will cover the basics of writing with a flexible pointed nib in the Copperplate style. It is designed for anyone who would like to write in Copperplate, from complete beginners to those with some experience who…

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January 2020

Workshop: Paper Marbling with Louise Brockman

January 11, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

Synopsis: Louise is a graduate of Liverpool University and a former science school teacher. After 10 years of teaching she joined her family’s bookbinding business combining administrative duties with paper marbling. Louise uses traditional methods and techniques to produce modern coloured papers using a variety of coloured backgrounds. In this workshop we will learn the basics of setting up the paper marbling equipment and materials. We will work through a series of patterns and there will be plenty of time…

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February 2020

Workshop: The Art of Flourishing with David Simons

February 8, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

Synopsis: David is a graphic designer and calligrapher based in the Cotswolds. He was awarded a Diploma in Graphic Design by Gloucestershire College of Art and Technology in 1982 and has also gained an Intermediate Diploma in Calligraphy from CLAS. He enjoys “the flourishing aspect of calligraphy” which can be used to decorate and embellish calligraphy or simply to be a stand-alone piece of art. The key to successful flourishing is a combination of graceful, smooth lines arranged in harmony.…

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March 2020

Workshop: Expandable Sketchbooks and Travel Journals with Lucia Leyfield – CANCELLED

March 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

Lucia is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in illustration and hand drawn lettering. By day she draws, illustrates and teaches for commercial and private clients. By night (and on holiday) she records her life in intricate handmade journals and artist books. She will be one of the tutors at the CLAS Festival later this year. Synopsis: At this workshop we will make some basic book forms, folded and stitched, which are versatile and adaptable into a number of themed artist books,…

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May 2020

Workshop: Foundational with Sylvie Gokulsing – CANCELLED

May 9, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

Synopsis: Sylvie is a Fellow of both the Society of Scribes and Illuminators and the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society. She has been teaching calligraphy for almost 30 years and is currently a tutor on the SSI’s Calligraphy Correspondence Course and Advanced Training Scheme. Her interests lie in the use of formal scripts and include designing family trees, maps, cut work, Hebrew lettering and exploring new structures. After a brief historical introduction we will look closely at Harley 2904, the…

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June 2020

Workshop: The Wonders of Versals & Compound Letterforms with Gemma Black – CANCELLED

June 13, 2020 at 10:00 am - June 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£70 – £80

SYNOPSIS:      Gemma is a renowned artist and calligrapher, based in Tasmania. She is a Fellow of CLAS and has been a tutor at three CLAS Festivals. She has taught in many countries and examples of her work can be found in numerous public and private collections all over the world. This two-day workshop will comprise the exploration of versal forms from every genre.  We will touch on the basic versal and the versal history and will cover chronological…

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September 2020

Workshop: Calligraphic Borders with Jan Mehigan – CANCELLED

September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

SYNOPSIS:    Jan is a renowned calligrapher and artist, with an interest in both traditional and contemporary calligraphy. She is a Fellow of both SSI and CLAS and is a popular and knowledgeable tutor and demonstrator. Enjoy a day learning the easy way to design and create exciting and beautiful DECORATIVE BORDERS AND MOTIFS using grids and tracing paper that can enrich your calligraphy, cards and pictures. This fun workshop will include simple techniques to produce exciting designs with vibrant…

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October 2020

Workshop: Circular writing and terrific tunnel books with a festive twist! – with Jan Pickett – CANCELLED

October 10, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

SYNOPSIS:    Jan is a renowned calligrapher and artist, with a lifetime love of all forms of art and lettering. She has been teaching for 25 years and enjoys creating exuberantly colourful and fun decorated lettering as well as more serious and formal calligraphic work. She is a Fellow of both SSI and CLAS. This will be an exciting day designing, constructing, writing and decorating many-layered tunnel books in a delightful 3D format; the format can be circular, square, oblong…

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November 2020

Workshop: Carousel (star) books with Heather Hunter – CANCELLED

November 14, 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

  Heather is a creator of unique artists’ books with her own texts, images and bindings.  She specializes in three dimensional structures. She is a graduate (in Psychology and Visual Studies) of Oxford Brookes University and, since 2018, has been a founder member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild. Many of Heather’s books can be found in private collections and university libraries In this workshop we will be making two small books, one based on a concertina fold and the other…

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November 2021

Workshop: Illumination Made Easy – with Toni Watts

November 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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£30 – £35

SYNOPSIS:    Toni requires no introduction. She is a professional artist and illuminator; her illumination is to die for! She trained at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. She uses techniques dating back to the medieval era. She was the Artist in Residence at Lincoln Cathedral from 2015 to 2016 and in that capacity produced more than forty gilded works.During this workshop you will learn how to add gold to a design using a variety of modern, readily-available sizes.…

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