Copperplate Script

Dear Members and Followers,

Wednesdays 15th Oct – 19th Nov Copperplate Script
tutor: Glenis Sheather 6 week Lettering Workshop CODE: 14LCO4/GS
Wednesday 15/22/29 October, 5/12/19 November
Copperplate is an elegant script developed by the Writing Masters in England following the popularity of the lettering being used by lettering engravers in the 16th Century. Copperplate is a fine cursive hand written with a pointed nib using the pressure on, pressure off technique. This workshop is geared to beginner and intermediate levels.
Materials Required.
Bleedproof or bond layout pad (preferably A4 size), an elbow nib and holder (for beginners)* or an elbow holder and pointed nib of your choice, black non-waterproof Chinese ink, small water jar, HB pencil, ruler, eraser, folder with plastic display sleeves for handouts.
*Glenis will have a small supply of elbow nibs and holders for sale on the first night.





Callig Collaging

Dear Members and Followers,

Saturday 11th October Callig Collaging
Calli Art 1-4pm tutor : Ronda Gaffey
Be inspired by the early 20h Century masters of collage ! In this afternoon of pure play we will be manipulating all those discarded pieces of lettering , textured and decorative paper to create calli
collages & the result will delight & amaze! Equipment :– usual kit as well as PVA glue, blade, tweezers, cutting mat, scissors , leftover bits ‘ n’ pieces & “found objects” – eg.,threads & feathers. Mountboard & cards supplied.

All rights remain with the Artist - Ronda Gaffey

All rights remain with the Artist - Ronda Gaffey



Booked In

Dear Members and Followers,

Tuesday 23 September besides being a beautiful spring day and where better to be than in Sydney, meant it was our visit to the Mitchell Library (State Library N.S.W.) to view some rare manuscripts. 17 members and guests were organised by our publicist and social organiser Mirelle to visit the Mitchell Library.

We were meet by Lynette one of the Librarians in the Rare Books and Manuscripts section and taken into a special room where we were introduced to Rene and a lovely Librarian Technician whose name I missed. All three were extremely helpful and willing to guide us through facsimile copies of The Book of Kells and the Saint John's Bible (Donald Jackson) plus some extremely rare Prayer Books from the 15th and 16th Century. Their patience with our need to know was immense and I'm sure we were there longer than they had anticipated. 
I would suggest that if you are a calligrapher or a calligraphy group this is a must do. It is especially important to support our libraries in the work they do.

Here are some examples from the Saint John's Bible facsimile:




Text as Texture

Dear Members and Followers,

What a great weekend we had with the workshop "Text as Texture" tutored by Deirdre Hassed. All participants had a great time and learnt alot. As a tutor Deirdre was helpful, encouraging and prepared for whatever question we aimed at her.

Here are some of the works to come out of the weekend.
As always the rights remain with the artist and cannot be reproduced without permission.