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March 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Writing in and on gold with Mary Noble

March 13, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

  Mary is an eminent calligrapher who has been teaching for over 30 years. She is a Fellow of both the SSI and CLAS and is a member of the Letter Exchange.  She is the author or co-author of several books. This workshop will explore the varying effects of writing in gold paints and in glues for gold leaf, creating an acrylic gold background and writing on top or just making patterns for gold borders. The workshop will be delivered…

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May 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Designing borders and patterns the easy way with Jan Mehigan

May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

Jan is a renowned calligrapher and artist, with an interest in both traditional and contemporary calligraphy. She is a Fellow of both the SSI and CLAS and is a popular and knowledgeable tutor and demonstrator. Enjoy learning the EASY way to design and create exciting and beautiful DECORATIVE BORDERS and MOTIFS using grids and tracing paper which can enrich your calligraphy, cards and pictures or be used to enhance your writing or just stand on their own. A template for…

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June 2021

Workshop via Zoom: Celtic Knotwork – Square Patterns with Joy Daniels

June 12, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£20

Joy has been a freelance calligrapher since 1987 and is renowned in particular for her beautiful copperplate script. She is a CLAS accredited tutor. In this workshop Joy will be showing us how to unravel the intricacies of the Celtic Knot and to design our own knotwork pattern. With a few simple rules and a square grid we will discover how to construct the simplest knot and then build on this to make more complicated patterns which can be used…

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July 2021

Summer Club Day

July 10, 2021 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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Saturday, 10th July 2021 will see us coming together in Stanton St John Village Hall for the first time since our last in-person workshop in February 2020. Summer Club Days are much-loved events, thanks to our tradition of lunching al-fresco, and a great way for new members to meet other members. Unlike previous years, because there is a limit on the number of people allowed in the hall we are asking members to book a place for this Club Day. To…

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September 2021

Workshop: Choose your script, a refresher of the standard scripts – with Sylvie Gokulsing

September 11, 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: Sylvie requires no introduction; she is a calligrapher of renown and in order of importance is: a member of Oxford Scribes, a Fellow of the SSI and a Fellow of CLAS! This workshop will give each participant the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of any of the standard Western scripts, under Sylvie’s tutelage.  Choose any one or more of: Roman Capitals, Foundational, Italic,  Italic Capitals, Carolingian or Uncial. Following demonstrations of the essentials of each script, you…

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October 2021

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

October 9, 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: Jan is a well known professional calligrapher and illustrator who has been teaching calligraphy for more than 25 years; she enjoys creating exuberant, colourful and fun decorated lettering as well as designing more serious and formal work. She is a Fellow of the SSI and a Fellow of CLAS!   We will have an exciting day designing, constructing, writing and decorating a many-layered tunnel book (allowing you to “take a peek” inside this delightful 3D format) which can be…

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Our Precious Earth – Exhibition at Thame Museum

October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am - December 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Thame Museum, 79 High Street
Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3AE United Kingdom
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Free

The exhibition is now open and well worth a visit. The subject Our Precious Earth has inspired some beautiful and imaginative work from members. Do support OS by paying a visit – there’s plenty of time to get to the Museum over the next couple of months and you might even find a calligrapher in-situ demonstrating.  Venue: Thame Museum from 23rd October to 18th December 2021.  The Museum is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and pre-booking is not required. For fuller details please…

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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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December 2021

Christmas Party and Club Day

December 11, 2021 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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We're keeping our fingers crossed that this year our Christmas Party and Club Day will be back in-person and in true optimistic spirit have already booked the morning's speaker. Member Nathalie Moisy has kindly agreed to talk about her work and the way in which it moves between calligraphy and artistic interpretations. Earlier this year Nathalie had a solo exhibition at the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in South Parade, Oxford. The gallery's website - Sarah Wiseman Gallery - contains photos of Nathalie's work…

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January 2022

Zoom Workshop: Hermann Kilian Capitals – with Josie Brown

January 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£25 – £30

  SYNOPSIS:   Josie requires no introduction, having taught workshops for us several times. She is a calligrapher, heraldic artist and book maker and a CLAS Accredited Tutor with over 30 years of teaching experience.   This online workshop will take an in-depth look at Hermann Kilian’s stylish capitals which have their own unique tension, carefully considering their proportions, construction and how he “knits” them together in the text block. We will then use three alternative tools with which to…

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