Uncial – Pointed Nib – Workshop 18 February 2017

Dear Members and Followers,

Yours truly is taking you through the joy of Uncial but this time time with a pointed nib.

Many calligraphic hands lend themselves to the lightweight texture of the pointed nib and you will also find that pointed nib work has a certain gracefulness about it.

This one day workshop will utilise a pointed nib to create the uncial script instead of a traditional chisel-edged nib (it will not be the modern uncial script previously taught).

Materials List:

·        Usual calligraphy gear (ruler, A3 or A4 bleedproof or bond paper, eraser, ink or gouache, lead pencils, etc.)

·        Straight pen-holder

·        Straight pointed pen nib/s (bring what you have to experiment with. A Gillot 404 is a good start as it is a little stiffer which makes learning how to obtain thicks through pressure easier)

·        Tracing paper

Suitability – All levels.*

 * If you are a beginner to calligraphy and would like to spend the time learning Uncial hand with a chisel nib, please contact us as arrangements can be made to accommodate you on the day.

Kindly supported by Sutherland Shire Council

Calliarts - February 2017 - "Fill the Space"

Dear Members and Followers,

The first Calliarts for the year is with Gloria Scott, one of our wonderful in-house tutors.

Following the February meeting we will have another relaxed
Calliart afternoon playing with pens,pencils, brush and paint.
We will create some useful line endings and fillers to "loosen up"
and then put our talents to a piece of calligraphy.  So if you have
some unfinished layouts or trial pieces, please bring them along.  I will
bring a few short quotes and verses for your use.

Materials required:
*  Your usual calligraphy gear:
*  A3 layout pad
*  non permanent ink or guache colours premixed
*  0.4 black fineliners and colours if you have any
*  gel pens, pencils
*  a few gouache colours or water colours with a a good paint brush,
   nylon is good but must have a good point
*  or water colour pencils and paint brush
*  folder for handouts