Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Calligraphy - small objects of desire - a winter school

STURT WINTER SCHOOL  Calligraphy - small objects of desire

Mittagong and the Frensham campus are absolutely gorgeous in the winter.
The weather is always cold outside but very warm and cosy inside.
Open fires in the dining rooms, scones and cream for morning teas, great in-class camaraderie,
lectures by Sturt Craft Workshop tutors and nights full of like-minded conversation.


1st-5th July 2013 Mittagong, NSW Australia


Create works that are elegant and small with an emphasis on very fine flourished Italian 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 uncharted 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. 
 


 
There is a materials list available. Please visit the Sturt Contemporary Craft website for more information or please email me for the pdf flier.
This course is suitable for all levels of experience and I would love to see you!

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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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