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March 2018

Workshop: Contemporary Italic with Jilly Hazeldine

March 3, 2018 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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£25 – £30

Formal Italic is an essential for any calligraphers to have in their repertoire. This elegant script can be varied in many ways and in this workshop we will explore a more contemporary version, through subtle changes in pressure, manipulation, weight and playing with form, which will give you a very useable script for future work. Cost: £25 (members), £30 (non-members). Application form: OS workshop Contemporary Italic form

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May 2018

Workshop: Marion McKenzie on Blackletter script – Gothic Textura

May 12, 2018 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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£25 – £30

SYNOPSIS: On this workshop we will look at the classic Blackletter script - Gothic Textura. Not quite as simple as it looks but very achievable. It is a classic accompaniment to copperplate if used in small quantities. There were no capital letters designed for this script (roman caps. or uncials were commonly used) but we can design an appropriate alphabet to suit the individual. Marion has a fascinating book on gothic typefaces, which she will bring. Cost: £25 (members), £30 (non-members). click below to see…

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June 2018

Workshop: Mark L’Argent on Painted Letters

June 9, 2018 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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£25 – £30

SYNOPSIS: This workshop explores the tools and techniques of drawn and painted letters using a pointed sable brush. Learn how to create letters or use existing forms, and paint these on to paper. The painted letter can be applied to a variety of surfaces: silk, cotton, calico, wood, driftwood, stone, slate, and paper tissue using sable watercolour brushes with a variety of paints including gouaches and acrylics. In this workshop the basic techniques are introduced using gouaches, tempera and acrylics on papers. Cost: £25 (members),…

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September 2018

Workshop: Sue Smith on Calligraphic Knitting

September 8, 2018 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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£25 – £30

SYNOPSIS: In this workshop we will look at ways of developing texture in calligraphy by experimenting with different rhythms and layers. We will use a variety of tools and discover the specific marks that they make. We will work towards producing a small origami book full of ideas and sample textures as a reference for future work. It will not be possible to complete a full book, however instructions will be given on the very simple process necessary to finish it later. Cost: £25…

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October 2018

Workshop: Tim Noad on Islamic Illumination

October 13, 2018 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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£25 – £30

Islamic illumination is little known in the UK but a vast resource for inspiration and ideas. Participants will create an illuminated design based on ‘square Kufic’ script but using western letterforms. The project will also introduce simple painting and gilding techniques. Tim will give a short illustrated talk about Islamic illumination and how it has inspired his own work. Cost: £25 (members), £30 (non-members). Islamic Illuminations Application Form

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May 2019

Workshop: Meander Book and Matching Box with Barbara Jupe

May 11, 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

The aim was to learn two structures: a small meander book and a matching box. The book was a variant on the accordion book, using a square of paper instead of a strip. It had hard covers at either end and was tied with ribbon. The rigid box was made from mount board and covered with decorative paper. The lid had edges flush and the base a lipped edge. If time allowed, participants may added calligraphic content to the book…

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June 2019

Islimi with Sylvie Gokulsing

June 8, 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

Islimi is Islamic biomorphic design. We were working on the ‘Hatayi’ style which is based on stylized plant motifs. These can be used for a full or a partial border design or as a single motif on a piece of work. They are infinitely variable and simple to draw. (Think 'doodling’) We began by exploring individual leaf and flower motifs before uniting them in a complete design. We then looked at two different methods of adding colour during the second…

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September 2019

Workshop – Pointed Brush with Rosella Garavaglia

September 21, 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: 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…

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October 2019

Workshop – Drawn and Shaded Letters with Rachel Yallop

October 12, 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

SYNOPSIS: Rachel is a professional calligrapher and experienced tutor. She is a graduate of the Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and the Central School of Art and Design. She is an Honoured Fellow of CLAS, a Founder Member of the Letter Exchange and a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Drawing skills are essential to calligraphy and lettering. The hand skills and accuracy required really help in creating successful letterforms. This workshop is essentially about those skills…

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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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