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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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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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February 2022

An Illuminated Letter with a Touch of Gold with Jan Mehigan

February 19, 2022 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 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 designing your own decorative letters. Create vibrant modern decorative letters or an initial, using a dip pen, line, colour and gold (the real stuff or gold gouache). We will look at the techniques of arriving at good letter design with the…

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March 2022

Gelli Plate Printing: An Introduction to Monoprinting Techniques – with Janina Maher

March 12, 2022 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
£30 – £35

SYNOPSIS: Janina is a bookbinder and mixed media artist working from her garden-based studio in Reading. She loves experimenting with new materials and book structures and has been teaching bookbinding, gel plate printing and mixed media techniques for several years (including at Ardington School of Crafts). She is an exhibiting member of the Reading Guild of Artists. Gel plate printing is a process for making monoprints pulled from a gelatine-like plate. It is a fast and very addictive process! During…

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April 2022

AGM and Club Day 2022

April 9, 2022 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

AGM and Club Day – Saturday 9th April 2020 at Stanton St John Village Hall Saturday, 9th April will be the first in-person AGM for two years. As always, there’s no need to book, and no charge for the day. During this Club Day there will be other members to catch up with, plenty of calligraphic and non-calligraphic items on display, and the speaker will be Juliet Bankes, ‘one of our own’. We’re looking forward to seeing a mixture of…

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May 2022

Zoom Workshop: Adolf Bernd Letter Pictures – Ann Mason

May 7, 2022 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Event United Kingdom
£25.00 – £30.00

SYNOPSIS:   Ann is a member of CLAS and is a CLAS Accredited Tutor with over 30 years of practice in calligraphy. In this online workshop Ann will examine Adolf Bernd’s work and look at the various ways he composed his letter pictures. She will talk about his unique colour palette and share her strategy for mixing those wonderfully subtle colours. She will also demonstrate the technique of using watercolour to decorate a letter picture. Participants can either work alongside…

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June 2022

Workshop: Modern Gothic Minuscules with hints on quill cutting – with Julia Baxter

June 25, 2022 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
£30 – £35

LEVEL: All Levels but some experience of a basic Gothic script would be useful  DATE/TIME: Saturday 25 June 2022 - 10am – 4pm VENUE: Stanton St. John Village Hall, Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire, OX33 1HD SYNOPSIS:     Julia is a well known calligrapher based in Sandwich in Kent and a prominent member of Cinque Ports Scribes.  She has had a life-long love of writing and has taught calligraphy to both adults and children for many years, She also demonstrates…

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