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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.



January 9th
Our first meeting of 2018 involved a lot of discussion about which aspect of calligraphy we wanted to focus on - modern or traditional and everyone had a personal preference which we attempted to address. It was decided that we would like to extend our writing skills by introducing a new script - Gothic Texture Quadrata - quite a mouthful! However, we also felt we would like the opportunity, in the second half of the year, to update the skills we have acquired using Uncial and Italic scripts, perhaps in a less formal style. We also discussed the need to have some input from a calligrapher and although we have occasionally paid someone to come to a meeting, it was felt that such a short time didn't have enough impact so considering the number of tutorials there are on line we felt that individuals could use those if they wished.


Date Address Activity
13th FebruaryGill'sTo practice a new script - Gothic Texture Quadrata
13th MarchLynda'sTo continue practicing a new script- Gothic Texture Quadrata
10th AprilCarol'sTo continue practicing a new script- Gothic Texture Quadrata
8th MayAnn'sTo write a verse from a hymn in Gothic script- perhaps plan to illuminate first letter
12th JuneDiane'sFor a short planning meeting then finish verse
10th JulyNo meeting
14th AugustNo meeting
11th SeptembertbaTo write a Haiku poem in your own choice of script and style
9th OctobertbaTo write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month
13th NovembertbaTo write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month
11th DecembertbaChristmas meal

Calligraphy work Gallery