The Calligraphy Group
Leader is Jenny Slawson phone 01283 229718
A small but friendly group,we enjoy extending our calligraphy skills through a more experimental and creative approach to writing texts. We focus mainly on italic and uncial scripts and have produced some very imaginative pieces both at home and during our monthly meetings. We usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10am.
Three people were unable to make the meeting this month but we welcomed Gillian James as a new member who, before moving to Ashby, had done quite a lot of calligraphy with another U3A group. She had been taught by someone who was actually a calligrapher and showed us some beautiful examples of her work, which spurred us on to begin our next project. Our approach has been slightly more informal than Gillian's but she was happy to explore our way of working, just as we were keen for her to help us improve our writing skills, especially as we had planned to really get to know a chosen font and use it for a longer piece of writing. After the usual 'catch up' we ruled guide lines, taking into consideration the nib size we planned to use for our chosen style of writing and really appreciated any helpful tips that Gillian was able to give us during the rest of the meeting, as we attempted to produce flowing letters without using the prompt. Hopefully we will continue practising at home, ready to start planning the layout of our chosen piece next month.
|10th October||As September||Megan|
|14th November||Christmas theme - to be decided||Ann|