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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 10th Sep10:00 amAt Carole's. Really informal piece - anything goes
Tue 8th Oct10:00 amAt Gill's. Continue informal experiment!
Tue 12th Nov10:00 amAt Diane's. Christmas themed piece. Formal or informal.
Tue 10th Dec10:00 amAt Jenny's. Finish Christmas piece


9th July

On Tuesday we spent the morning experimenting with sponging, rollering and dripping paint on to paper to create a variety of backgrounds for future calligraphy projects which we hope will add another dimension to our writing. It was great fun and very relaxing to do although it was sometimes quite difficult for some of us to just let ourselves go and experiment in a quite messy way. We all agreed it had been an enjoyable morning with some very interesting results.

This was our last meeting until September when perhaps we might use one of our backgrounds instead of a plain piece of paper.

Calligraphy Work Gallery