North West Calligraphers’ Association is a group of people who enjoy the art and practice of calligraphy (‘fine handwriting’). This year, 2012, is our 30th anniversary and 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 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 is working her way through the CLAS Diploma and 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.”
Peter Thornton workshop
NWCA is delighted to be able to offer NWCA MEMBERS ONLY a full day workshop with Peter Thornton. Peter is very well-known to NWCA, but he now lives in the States so he has not taken a workshop for us for some years.
Members of NWCA thought you may find this course of interest.
Glasgow Scribes Workshop
Tutor Angela Dalleywater
Date Saturday 22nd of March 2014 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Venue Glasgow Caledonian University
This workshop will explore the use of contrast in letterforms to enhance and add visual interest to calligraphy. Participants will work with contrasting colour, direction, form, size, structure, texture and weight, and will discover how best to achieve an effective balance. The morning will be spent working through different contrasts, using the same quote for comparison. Later a favourite contrast will be chosen to use in a piece of finished work.
Two book send your name, address and contact details, along with a cheque (non-refundable) made payable to “Glasgow Scribes” to:
Mrs B Potter
81 Holeburn Road
Note the payment terms, there is NO refund in the event of you cancelling.
Cost - members £30 - Visitors - £40
Materials list - promised soon.