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March 2019

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

March 2, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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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November 2019

Workshop – Copperplate with Joy Daniels

November 16, 2019 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: 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 2005. This workshop will cover the basics of writing with a flexible pointed nib in the Copperplate style. It is designed for anyone who would like to write in Copperplate, from complete beginners to those with some experience who…

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December 2019

Christmas Party and Club Day

December 14, 2019 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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Christmas Club Day – Saturday 14th December 2019 at Stanton St John Village Hall On Saturday,14th December 2019 we have our annual Christmas Club Day and we have a splendid programme planned for the day. Do come along, whether you’re a new member or of longer-standing. It’ll be a good start to the festive season, and is always a convivial event. And as we’ve decided to reinstate Secret Santa, you might go home with a rather splendid calligraphic gift as well.…

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January 2020

Workshop: Paper Marbling with Louise Brockman

January 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

Synopsis: Louise is a graduate of Liverpool University and a former science school teacher. After 10 years of teaching she joined her family’s bookbinding business combining administrative duties with paper marbling. Louise uses traditional methods and techniques to produce modern coloured papers using a variety of coloured backgrounds. In this workshop we will learn the basics of setting up the paper marbling equipment and materials. We will work through a series of patterns and there will be plenty of time…

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