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.
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.
|13th February||Gill's||To practice a new script - Gothic Texture Quadrata|
|13th March||Lynda's||To continue practicing a new script- Gothic Texture Quadrata|
|10th April||Carol's||To continue practicing a new script- Gothic Texture Quadrata|
|8th May||Ann's||To write a verse from a hymn in Gothic script- perhaps plan to illuminate first letter|
|12th June||Diane's||For a short planning meeting then finish verse|
|10th July||No meeting|
|14th August||No meeting|
|11th September||tba||To write a Haiku poem in your own choice of script and style|
|9th October||tba||To write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month|
|13th November||tba||To write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month|
|11th December||tba||Christmas meal|