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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This workshop takes a familiar tool – the pencil – to practice and create gothic lettershapes and use them in combination with a variety of different artistic effects. The versatility of pencils and their range of “hardnesses” give the calligrapher scope for shading and many different textures, which can take your lettering in different directions. Soft graphite greys give a subtlety that the sometimes the harsh black ink of ‘blackletter’ doesn’t, and the ease of adding some pencil embellishment can…Find out more »
A chance to explore the Uncial alphabet written with a pointed nib, giving a light, modern and elegant twist to the hand. The basic uncial alphabet is changed in appearance when written with a flexible pointed nib and the resulting open and delicate texture will add a further option to your calligraphy skill-set. Joy will cover the key strokes in the first session – the different angles of the pen and how the letters are constructed with some simple words.…Find out more »
In this workshop we will be learning and experimenting with the typeface NEULAND (meaning New Territory) and its origins in hand lettering, and looking at some of the variations of Neuland that have evolved since. This interesting alphabet was designed to be a type of Modern Gothic by Rudolph Koch in 1923. Workshop Fee £30: SLLA members £35: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the…Find out more »
This workshop starts by looking at the French Ronde script, giving some time to work on this for those who have not tackled this hand before and space for those who would like to practice a bit. The characteristics of this decorative script enable the letterforms to be used to create decorative shapes and patterns. In the second half of the workshop we will be using some simple design techniques to create some “Ronde Roundel” designs Workshop Fee £30: SLLA…Find out more »