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.

Loading Events

Past Events › SLLA Workshops

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

July 2019

Blackletter with Marion McKenzie

July 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

Instantly recognisable, but little practised - we will give life to this important hand.   Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn, 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 »

September 2019

Interactive Evening

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Bride’s Foundation, Bride Lane
London, EC4Y 8EE United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Members free Non-members £3

Find out more »

Mount Cutting with Joy Daniels

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

In this workshop, Joy discusses the processes of choosing the right colour mount card for a piece of work, how to gauge the right amount of space to leave around the artwork and then cut the aperture out. You will learn the basics and then move onto cutting double mounts and multi aperture mounts - great for grouping a collection of small images together. Even the small pieces of 'waste' card are put to good use, making tiny frames to…

Find out more »

November 2019

‘Inspired by David Jones’ Drawing and Painting Letters with Mark L’Argent

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

Created mainly for friends and family, the distinctive lettering art of David Jones is based on naive letterforms and early christian inscriptions. This workshop explores these characteristic and quirky letterforms, looks at their origins for inspiration, and their ‘Jones’ arrangements, using either pencils, or crayons, or gouache, (or all three) to create these and some new forms of our own. A opportunity to be inspired and have fun creating and using informal letterforms. Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members…

Find out more »

January 2020

The Gothic page: Blackletter, variations and Lombardic Versals with Attilio Medda

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

A workshop dedicated to the various elements that defined the layout of north-European Book of Hours between the XIV & XV century and their use: the different alphabets, their modern evolution and the Lombardic versals. 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…

Find out more »

March 2020

Toni Watts: Gilding (two day workshop)

March 13 @ 10:00 am - March 14 @ 4:30 pm
St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way
London, WC1A 2SA United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£70

During this two day workshop we will explore a variety of ways of adding gold leaf to a design, using both simple and more challenging techniques. Starting with the application of gold leaf flat to the page using a variety of traditional and modern gilding sizes, we will progress to reconstituting and laying manuscript gesso, gilding with loose leaf gold and burnishing to a high shine. Participants can expect to produce a reference page of gilding trials, discovering which method…

Find out more »

May 2020

Large Italic using Automatic Pens with Rachel Yallop: Moved to next year

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

Italic, automatic pen

Find out more »

June 2020

Paper Cut letters with Sharon Shaw C A N C E L L E D

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

The social evening has been cancelled due to spread of corona virus.   Discover how to incorporate calligraphy into the beautiful craft of paper cutting. In this workshop you will learn how to • embed a letter or a word or a piece of text within a cut paper design • create a piece of work from a sketch to a final design. We will also look at the history of paper cutting and the work of contemporary paper cutting…

Find out more »

August 2020

Simple book structures and useful accessories – with Donna Foster

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£30

  Join us for a relaxing day of making useful things from spare packaging!  We will be using corrugated cardboard to make a nib organiser, paper bags to make notebooks, envelopes to make a piano-hinge display book, and (time permitting) seeing how many different book structures we can make which use just one sheet of A4. Re-use, recycle, and . . . relax!   Workshop Fee £25: SLLA members £30: non-members How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn, our events coordinator,…

Find out more »

September 2020

Pen Patterned Shapes with Joy Daniels

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£20

  Our workshop with Joy Daniels on 26th September will go ahead as a ZOOM CLASS instead of meeting together at Aspire, as originally planned. The class will start with a 1.5 - 2 hour zoom session and then break for 2 hours to work on your own projects, then re-convene via ZOOM , for a further 1.5 - 2 hours to summarise, ask questions and show work. Joy is experienced in teaching via zoom and thinks that this topic…

Find out more »
+ Export Events