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The Calligraphy Group

Leader:  Jenny Slawson - calligraphy@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01283 229718

A small but friendly group,we enjoy extending our calligraphy skills through a more experimental and creative approach to writing texts.
We focus mainly on italic and uncial scripts and have produced some very imaginative pieces both at home and during our monthly meetings.
We usually meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10am.


Future programme
DateTimeVenueActivity

Tue 14th AugNo meeting this month
Tue 11th Sep10:00 amSue'sTo write a Haiku poem in your own choice of script and style
Tue 9th Oct10:00 amAnn'sTo write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month
Tue 13th Nov10:00 amMegan'sTo write a Cinquain poem in your own choice of style and script but different from previous month


June 12th

Five members and a guest met on Tuesday June 12th at Diane's house.

We continued working on Gothic Textura Quadrata. This was a new font to all of us and at first we struggled with it. Eventually we began to improve and enjoyed the challenge.

We are not meeting in July and August.

We discussed plans for the rest of the year and in September we will work on writing a Haiku poem, in the font and style of our own choice. (A traditional Japanese haiku is a three line poem with seventeen syllables written in a 5/7/5 syllable count.)

In October and November we will write a Cinquain poem. This is an unrhymed poem consisting of five lines arranged in a special way.

We have decided on December 11th for our Christmas lunch.
Lots to look forward to.



Calligraphy Work Gallery