Back to Work - February Workshop and Calliarts

Dear Members and Followers,

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and as we come to the end of January (or nearly) it is time to think about or get organised for the February Workshops and Calliarts.

10th – Calliarts - Decorated Letter – Helen Warren

 This workshop is designed to introduce a simple decorated letter using gouache colours.

Copyright Helen Warren

17th – One Day Workshop - Back to Basics – Gloria Scott

The aim of this workshop is to clarify some very important aspects of calligraphy: the pen angle, slope of letterform, etc.  We will find the pen angle from a text if it is not given on handouts, the ductus, the sequence of strokes, space between letters and words, margins and interlinear space.  These are the basics of writing good calligraphy.  We will work on basic letter forms e.g. Bookhand and Italic. If, however you have a letterform you need to improve, please bring the alphabet guide sheet and you can work on that. An often-repeated phrase “we never stop learning” might also be “we never stop relearning”.

Copyright Gloria Scott
All details including the materials lists and costs can be located on the Workshops Page.

Calligraphy Southscribes Inc, proudly supported by Sutherland Shire Council

Pen and Pencil Clearance

Dear Members and Followers,

Riot Stores have a pen and pencil clearance on, you may wish to visit your Riot Stores in Australia.

Calligraphy Southscribes does not endorse and store or products.

Illuminating the world of the Rothschild Prayer Book - until 25 February

Dear Members and Followers,

If you have a chance to visit the State Library of Western Australia, this is a must.

from Wednesday 24 January 2018 09:00AM to Sunday 25 February 2018 05:00PM
The Nook
Discover the secrets of the Rothschild Prayer Book, one of the world’s most important medieval illuminated manuscripts.  The illuminations are presented page by page using the most detailed digital reproduction techniques. Accompanying the interactive digital display will be a showcase of handmade books and printed publications, with several very early printed bibles from the State Library’s collection.
Proudly presented in partnership with the Kerry Stokes Collection.
Image: (Detail) The Rothschild Prayer Book, fols 221v-222 St Jerome. Suffrage.