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May 2017

Pointed Brush Lettering with Rosella Garavaglia

May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£25

 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

Jan Pickett on the Hand Legende

July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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£25

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, 2017 @ 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, 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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