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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March 2017
£25

Colour Mixing with Rosella Garavaglia

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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In this colourful workshop with Rosella Garavaglia, we'll be creating secondary and tertiary colours, tones, tints and shades, blacks and greys. We'll apply colour principles while creating an harmonious or contrasting palette with primary gouache on card. By the end of the day, you'll have a fantastic grasp of colour to give you the confidence to adventure beyond the black and white. Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking…

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April 2017
£100

The Graceful Curve with Harvest Crittenden

April 8 - April 9
Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue
London, SW6 6EA United Kingdom
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We have a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn stunning pointed pen flourishing work with US calligrapher, Harvest Crittenden. This is a truly ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to learn this wonderful skill from such a gifted calligrapher and one of the best teachers I’ve met.  The workshop is for students at all levels, including beginners!! The workshop will be held on the the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. We have found a…

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May 2017
£25

Pointed Brush Lettering with Rosella Garavaglia

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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Starting from a basic pointed brush alphabet we’ll develop a lively – flowy - personal script to create a design for reproduction or a piece of writing applicable to a variety of surfaces. Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the event. If you are a non-member, you can register your interest for the workshop and your place will be confirmed…

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July 2017
£25

Jan Pickett on the Hand Legende

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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Black & white, Formal and Informal (with a bit of colour if wished, just for good measure!!) For all levels, so come and join the fun! We are going to look at a style of lettering very loosely based on the Legende font. This beautiful edged pen version is a flowing style combining the very low x-height of Legende, the springing arches and graceful letters of Italic, together with a little pen manipulation stirred in for extra good measure. It…

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September 2017

Joy Daniels Mount Cutting Workshop

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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As an experienced calligrapher and framer, Joy Daniels will take us through a day of learning to mount your own work. We will use off cuts of mount board she will use them to practise cutting small apertures to make mini pictures using little scraps of calligraphy. A more detailed outline of the day will follow soon.  Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8…

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November 2017

Ruling Pen with Rachel Yallop

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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The ruling pen is a very versatile tool not least because it comes in more than one form: the folded, the pointed, and the Cola pen. Even then there are different shapes within these groups which affect the marks made. In this class we will: Look at the various tools and make a Cola pen. The ruling pen, of whichever sort, makes a unique line. Pen manipulation and the position in the hand, forms a large part of this. This…

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