Tiny Writing in March

Dear Members and Followers,

One of our newer members Cherrie took us through elements of a workshop she had attended at SSIW. Cherrie was well prepared with lots of notes and examples for us; and began the class explaining the knowledge she had gained, how to apply it (the uses of tiny writing) and the tools you could use to create tiny writing.

With all good lettering, spacing and consistency are critical and tiny writing is no exception. We first attempted some lettering by “just having a go” only to discover that both our spacing and consistency just did not cut it. Cherrie was prepared for our inexperience and produced graph paper with loads of examples and even more graph paper to enable us to work our way through the examples producing much better results. It was surprising how long it took to work our way through all of Cherrie’s examples with all our writing tools, ensuring care and accuracy at all times. I found writing on the graph paper centred my thoughts and gave me much better results when I began to write on good paper.
As the saying goes “From little things, big things grow” and this certainly was true with the March Calliarts, while writing tiny we produced by results.

June Calliarts & Workshop - Spencerian – Valerie Keevers

Dear Members and Followers,

Join us for an introduction to the Spencerian Script with Valerie Keevers.

Spencerian script is an American handwriting style developed from the English Roundhand or Copperplate and is often called Engrossing script.  It is softer than formal Copperplate and has more freedom in the letterform.  It is still taught in American schools rather than the printing style taught in our schools today. 

Copyrighted Glenis Sheather

Venue: Sylvania Community Hall, Canberra Rd Sylvania
Date : 8 June 2019 - Calliarts
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $10.00
Venue: Sylvania Community Hall, Canberra Rd Sylvania
Date : 15 June 2019 - Full Day Workshop
Time: 10 am to 4pm
Cost: $45.00 members & $55.00 non-members

More Info: southscribes@yahoo.com.au

Material List:
A3 or A4 bleed proof pad or good quality copy paper, (not recycled).
An elbow pen holder or straight pen holder.
An elbow nib or any Copperplate nib of choice, Stiffer type works better. (Photo below).
An HB sharp pencil and ruler.
Chinese Ink or Gouache.  Fountain Pen Ink is often too thin for sharp lines.
Small water jar and tissues. Or rag for wiping nib.

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