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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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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »