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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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May 2019

Workshop: Meander Book and Matching Box with Barbara Jupe

May 11 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 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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July 2019

Club Day and Summer Party

July 13 at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Village Hall, Stanton St John, Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
Free

I hope you will be able to join us on Saturday,13th July for our Summer Club Day and the always delightful bring and share lunch. Thanks in no small part to the bring and share lunch our Summer Club Day is a very relaxed occasion, especially when the sun shines and we can set up tables and chairs outside. If you’re new to Oxford Scribes, this Club Day in particular is a good way to get to meet other members…

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September 2019

Workshop – Pointed Brush with Rosella Garavaglia

September 21 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 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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