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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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Wormsley Estate Library Visit

October 25, 2018 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, 2018 at 10:00 am - November 4, 2018 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, 2018 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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January 2019

Copperplate with Joy Daniels

January 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

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 2015. This course will cover the basics of writing with a flexible pointed nib in the Copperplate style. The course is designed for anyone who would like to write in Copperplate, from complete beginners to those with some experience who wish to improve their hand and to practice under the helpful eye of the tutor.…

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February 2019

Italic Variations with Judith Porch

February 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

Judith Porch is an accomplished calligrapher based in Swansea. She has many years of teaching experience and this will be her first workshop with Oxford Scribes. Italic is one of the most useful styles in a calligrapher's repertoire.  Learn how to develop formal italic into a range of variations to suit differing moods and to reflect your personality. Over the course of the workshop you will have the chance to try a range of options from bold pointed forms to…

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A-Z and everything in-between: A celebration of calligraphy

February 16 at 10:00 am - April 17 at 4:00 pm
Thame Museum, 79 High Street
Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3AE United Kingdom
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Free

Oxford Scribes Calligraphy Exhibition 2019 A-Z and everything in-between: A celebration of calligraphy. The exhibition will focus on Alphabets from any period of history or culture, as well as the newly designed, and will include work based on texts which have inspired our members. Thame and the surrounding area have also proved to be inspirational and work exhibited will be varied; from traditional gilding to modern 3D work using gold, inks, beautiful papers, stone and glass.   Venue: Thame Museum Museum opening…

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March 2019

“In the Style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh”. An Introduction, with Dee Howley Gibbs

March 2 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 To gain initial insight and understanding of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's particular style of work, we will view and discuss some illustrations of his architecture, furniture, textiles and lettering. Worksheets, demonstrations, one to one assistance and tutor led group discussions, will help to encourage development of your work. Initial practise, working on a very short quotation of your choice, tidying up lettering and its spacing. (Please bring a piece of text of about 5 to 12 words. They could be…

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April 2019

Club Day & AGM

April 13 at 10:30 am - 2:00 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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Free

Oxford Scribes Club Day and AGM We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, 13th April for our Club Day and AGM. Club Days are an important part of the life of Oxford Scribes, giving members an opportunity to meet together in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy each others’ company, and listen to some interesting speakers/demonstrators. There’s no need to book and no charge for the day. The April Club Day programme will be as follows: 10.30: Meet and…

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