North West Calligraphy

North West Calligraphers’ Association is a group of people who enjoy the art and practice of calligraphy (‘fine handwriting’). Now in our 33rd year there could not be a better time to join the Association. Anyone who has an interest in calligraphy is most welcome – beginner or experienced – as one of the strengths of the Association is its inclusiveness and the warmth of its welcome to new members. Someone will always lend you a piece of equipment or give you advice - if asked!

our title

Our main heading, above, was created by Barbara Alldred, that is to say it is real calligraphy, not a computer generated font. Of course it doesn't reproduce as well on screen as in real life. Barbara, who is working through her CLAS Diploma, says this about the piece:

“I imagined a compact design that was easy to read yet had some interest and contrast. I eventually decided on freely written manipulated Italic using a Brause 3mm nib (Brause nibs are particularly good for manipulated work). To complement this I wrote Italic Capitals separated by thin red lines – all written with the same nib. The paper was Gerstaecker No 2 Drawing Paper which has some tooth and all the lettering was written with Winsor and Newton Indigo gouache.”

And now Barbara has completed her CLAS diploma; congratulations to her. Read more about her adventures in calligraphy here.

news

Change of venue for September only - Port Sunlight.

Please note that the venue for the September workshop is the Church Hall, Bridge Street, Port Sunlight and not the Lyceum, our usual venue, which has been booked (a long time ago) for a wedding celebration.
The Church Hall is on the other side of the road to the Lyceum (opposite the bowling green) and is set back a little way up the small side road.


 Introduction to Calligraphy

North West Calligraphers is excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the art of fine writing by joining our Introduction to Calligraphy sessions starting in September.
...read more here

Beginers at work