South London Letter Association regularly hosts events for its members. From social events, exhibitions, and other outings, to workshops and courses our events are a great opportunity to get together and share creative ideas about lettering. Most events are free for members, so join SLLA today.
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In this workshop we will be learning and experimenting with the typeface NEULAND (meaning New Territory) and its origins in hand lettering, and looking at some of the variations of Neuland that have evolved since. This interesting alphabet was designed to be a type of Modern Gothic by Rudolph Koch in 1923. Workshop Fee £30: SLLA members £35: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the…Find out more »
This workshop starts by looking at the French Ronde script, giving some time to work on this for those who have not tackled this hand before and space for those who would like to practice a bit. The characteristics of this decorative script enable the letterforms to be used to create decorative shapes and patterns. In the second half of the workshop we will be using some simple design techniques to create some “Ronde Roundel” designs Workshop Fee £30: SLLA…Find out more »
A chance to explore the square method of constructing Celtic Knot designs. With a few simple rules and a square grid, you will discover how to construct the simplest knot and then build on this to make more complicated patterns. Once this is understood, you will have the means to design your own knotwork patterns. Joy will cover the basic method in the first session – you can practise in between, and then the second session will cover how…Find out more »
In this workshop you will discover the joy of making a map based on your own story. Bring a memory with you; of a holiday, an adventure, a dream, or just the things you think about as you go for a favourite walk or meander around your garden. Telling your story in words we’ll explore different ways to design a map including various cartographic notations and discuss using different lettering styles and sizes. You’ll be led through your…Find out more »
Sharon Shaw 'Drawing for the terrified: writing and drawing exercises using a cola pen' Workshop Fee £30: SLLA members £35: non-members How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org), our events coordinator, who will let you know if spaces are available. If so, Nicola will provide you with online banking or cheque details, and, once your payment is received, she will book your place on the workshop.Find out more »