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April 2018

Exhibition: Collaborations @ North Wall Gallery

April 16 at 10:00 am - May 2 at 4:00 pm
North Wall Theatre, South Parade, Summertown
Oxford, OX2 7JN
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Free

In this collaborative project, our members interpret extracts from original poems written by pupils from St Edward’s School for the school’s Gittings poetry competition. More details

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May 2018

Workshop: Marion McKenzie on Blackletter script – Gothic Textura

May 12 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

Islamic Illuminations with Tim Noad

June 9

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.  

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Workshop: Mark L’Argent on Painted Letters

June 9 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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July 2018

Club Day and Summer Party

July 14 at 10:00 am - 2:30 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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Free

Club Day and Summer Party – 14th July 2018, Stanton St John Village Hall We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, 14th July for the next Club Day and our Summer Party. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. The programme for the Club Day is as follows: 10.30 –11.30 am - Meet and mingle Collect your newsletter and browse the library books. Special displays: Calligraphy for a laugh -  A display of, for example:…

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September 2018

Workshop: Sue Smith on Calligraphic Knitting

September 8 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 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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Wormsley Estate Library Visit

October 25 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wormsley Estate Library, Wormsley Estate
Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire HP143YE
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£15

This is a chance to see Sir Paul Getty’s collection of books and manuscripts dating from the 7th Century, highlights of which are the medieval illuminated manuscripts of the 12th to 15th centuries.  Please check out the website below. The visit will last around 1 hour 15 minutes, however we are welcome to stay longer. Further details re car pooling and where to meet will be available later.  Payment:  Please send a cheque for £15 with Wormsley Estate written on…

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November 2018

Painted Acrylic Backgrounds on Board and Paper with Caroline Keevil- CANCELLED

November 3 at 10:00 am - November 4 at 3:00 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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£50 – £60

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event.    

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December 2018

Club Day and Christmas Party

December 8 at 10:30 am - 2:30 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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Free

Please join us for the December Club-Day and Christmas Party. 10:30-11:30 Meet and mingle Collect your Newsletter, Browse the Library books Displays What I do in addition to calligraphy Bladon group 2018 project Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day. 11:30-12:30 Guest speaker/demonstrator: Simon Sonsino. “Textual Art - Impact and Intrigue” As a calligrapher, Simon's specialism is abstract expressionist art using calligraphy and all aspects of letterform. He has exhibited at Art in Action, and has written a…

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