The weekend of 18/19 May was a very busy one for members of SLLA. Saturday 18th saw
two groups at the Aspire Centre. One was with David Simons who gave the third workshop
to those attending his Copperplate course. A busy day and some beautiful work being
produced by members.
At the same time, other SLLA members were attending a workshop with tutor Jan Pickett –
Monochrome Magic and Tantalising Tones. This is a lovely workshop to do and, as always,
Jan made it great fun, introduced some new ideas and there was lots of lovely work for the
show and tell at the end of the day.
Sunday 19th saw a team of members at St Bride Foundation for the Wayzgoose event. This
is a day put on by the Foundation to bring together those involved with and interested in
anything and everything to do with the written word – Printing, Wood engraving, Sign
writing and, of course, Calligraphy. SLLA had a table in the demonstration room set up with
paper, pens and ink for people to ‘have a go’ at calligraphy. It certainly generated lots of
interest in the public with both adults and children keen to try, with members on hand to
help and encourage those keen to try calligraphic writing. At one point we almost had a
queue, with people waiting for a chair to come vacant at the table so that they could have a
go. This is the third year SLLA have taken part in this event and, I think it is fair to say, the
most successful year so far.
A full report of these events will appear in the next issue of the Inc.