The Calligraphy Group
Leader:  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.
|Tue 10th Apr||10:00 am||Carol's||To continue practising a new script- Gothic Texture Quadrata|
|Tue 8th May||10:00 am||Ann's||To write a verse from a hymn in Gothic script- perhaps plan to illuminate first letter|
|Tue 12th Jun||10:00 am||Diane's||For a short planning meeting then finish verse|
|Tue 10th Jul||No meeting|
|Tue 14th Aug||No meeting|
|Tue 11th Sep||10:00 am||tba||To write a Haiku poem in your own choice of script and style|
|Tue 9th Oct||10:00 am||tba||To write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month|
|Tue 13th Nov||10:00 am||tba||To write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month|
|Tue 11th Dec||tba||Christmas meal|
6 members met together this month to continue to work on the new font we have chosen. It has an impressive name:
Gothic Textura Quadrata
and is described as 'a gorgeous script, dense and architectural, a wonderful example of how letters can be an art in their own right'.
Unfortunately, none of us read any further because it then says: 'it is also very difficult to write, especially for the beginner.'
Both statements are very true, it is very beautiful when done by an expert. And it is also especially difficult, because we are all very much beginners.
So, in the best U3A tradition of self-help, we concentrated very hard and met with varying degrees of success. We will be back together next month to continue, hopefully having found some free time to practise!
Calligraphy Work Gallery