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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November 2017

Ruling Pen with Rachel Yallop

November 11, 2017 @ 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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March 2018

Brush Lettering on Stones and Slates with Rosella Garavaglia

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

We’ll be painting letters words or phrases on pebbles and stone (slate tiles for example) using gouache and acrylics. Experience with brush writing will be desirable but otherwise a reasonable control of the brush as a painting tool will be helpful. I always admire the expressive power of lettering painted on natural forms designed and modelled by mother nature. The 3 dimentional quality of pebbles will challenge our skills and stretch our imagination. They’re often used at weddings as place…

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May 2018

Gilding with Tim Noad

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

More details to follow.  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 once priority booking closes. If you’d like to join SLLA and receive priority benefits, please visit our Become a Member webpage. How to Enrol This workshop is now full,…

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June 2018

Studying The Cnut Hand with Viva Lloyd

June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

We shall be studying the script of an 11th century scribe Eadui Basan.  This takes basic Foundational (English Carolingian) and makes it sophisticated and elegant.  After mastering the script students can experiment with changes in weight 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…

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August 2018

Quick, Fun Backgrounds and Decorative Techniques with Nicola Dunn

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

A summer holiday workshop, with no stress where we will cover a range of background techniques and a few paper folding/embossing projects too - time permitting.We will start with paste painting and paper marbling using shaving foam as a base, then a bit of printing using fun foam sheets. In the afternoon we will do the 'cleaner' techniques of paper embossing and make Lotus folded cards and flip lop cards using some of the decorated papers from the morning session.…

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September 2018

Japanese Inspired Brush Lettering with Keiko Shimoda

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

Details to follow. 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 once priority booking closes. If you’d like to join SLLA and receive priority benefits, please visit our Become a Member webpage. How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn, our events…

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November 2018

Monoline Lettering and Design with Mark L’Argent

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

Taking compressed roman inscriptional capitals as our first reference point, and also looking at many later historical variations and derivations, this workshop explores bringing these and other associated forms up to date, refining (or redesigning) them to either compliment formal calligraphic compositions or to use on their own.   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…

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January 2019

Designing Multi-Text Panels with Josie Brown

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

This workshop will investigate the principles and pitfalls, working processes and design elements involved with larger multi-text or complex pieces of work.  A series of developmental small group and individual activities will take you through the design process – offering a strategy for successful planning and execution.   It’s not necessary to have an idea of subject matter for your own broadsheet for this workshop, but if you do – bring along any material, texts or illustrations you might be intending…

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March 2019

Abstract Brush with Rachel Yallop

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

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.

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May 2019

Monochrome Magic & Tantalising Tones with Jan Pickett

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£30

An exciting journey, exploring monochromatic colour schemes, starting with a singlecolour, extending it to produce a tantalizing range of tints, shades & tones using penmade and drawn letterforms. Armed with a wealth of ideas, there will be choices of smallprojects, using written or decorated drawn words for the final sparkle.      A fun filled tonal treat to keep spice in our calligraphic lives!   Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn, our events coordinator,…

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