Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Calligraphy - small object of desire


STURT WINTER SCHOOL
1st-5th July 2013
Mittagong, NSW

Create works that are elegant and small with an emphasis on very fine flourished Florentine writing with pen and ink along with very tiny penciled Romans.
The calligraphic journey starts with our intention to make beautiful letters. We engage in the discipline of mastering formal hands though we may lose the vitality and enthusiasm in our work. As a point of departure we will start with a flourished Italic and move towards creating dynamic lines of writing with teensy Roman capitals. We will dare to move into unchartered waters and explore ways to invigorate our love for letters. Specifically our aim will be to gain mastery of our calligraphy and texts through small objects of desire. Our small objects will be tiny broadsheets and miniature books with simple bindings. 



$595 GST included no material fee. There is a materials list available. Please visit the Sturt Contemporary Craft website for more information.

This course is suitable for all levels of experience. 
  

2 comments:

ronnie said...

noice

Gemma Black, Calligrapher said...

Noice indeed. I was going to enrol in botanical art with my friend (and current tutor) Leonie Norton at the winter school. Dale heard I was planning this and wrote to ask if I were free at that time would I teach. So there you have it! I'll be making a little money instead of spending it ... whichever way I would be working hard!

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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