One-day calligraphy workshop - Gaynor Goffe
Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

One-day calligraphy workshop - Gaynor Goffe

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Edged-pen scripts such as uncial, foundational hand, italic, Roman capitals, italic capitals and flourish design, as well as a number of other scripts, are possible. Also, the currently popular ‘modern’ pointed pen calligraphy can be taught


Expectations 

This one-day workshop focuses on learning, improving and experimenting with various scripts, depending on your calligraphy experience or goals. Much of the tuition is on an individual basis, with groups of around eight people. This workshop is suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced.


    Schedule & tutors

    You’ll explore edged-pen scripts including:

    • Uncial
    • Foundational hand
    • Italic
    • Roman capitals
    • Italic capitals
    • You can also learn the popular ‘modern’ pointed-pen calligraphy

    GAYNOR GOFFE -  trained in calligraphy, heraldry and illumination at Reigate School of Art and Design. She taught calligraphy at Roehampton Institute for 16 years, and on the HND course at Reigate School of Art and Design. Gaynor is a well-known calligrapher and teacher with over 35 years’ experience in calligraphy and teaching. She is an Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the Society for Scribes and Illuminators.

    Gaynor has written Calligraphy Made Easy and co-written Calligraphy Step by Step with Anna Ravenscroft..  


    Planning

    One-day calligraphy workshop, Snape Maltings. Tutor: Gaynor Goffe. Any level.

    Venue:  The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings IP17 1SP

    Workshops will start prompt at 10am and finish at approximately 4pm. 

    Tuition £75 per workshop - includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day

    All equipment and materials will be provided (although if you have your own tools feel welcome to bring them along) – you just need to turn up with plenty of enthusiasm, a few ideas of what you might like to do, an apron and your lunch!


    Preparation

    Gaynor Goffe will tutor this one-day workshop for beginners and advanced calligraphers at the Lettering Arts Centre. Here, you’ll improve your calligraphy technique while exploring a range of scripts, from Roman to popular ‘modern’ pointed-pen calligraphy in a small-group setting.

    All materials provided and Includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day.

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      One-day letterpress workshop - Alan Kitching
      Jun
      15
      10:00 AM10:00

      One-day letterpress workshop - Alan Kitching

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      Expectations 

      This one-day workshop is led by Alan at his Cleaver Street studio in London; he will discuss the art form and show you the techniques involved in creating his particular style while surrounded by examples of Alan’s famous prints. At the end of the day, you’ll have your own letterpress composition to take home.


        Schedule & tutors

        Alan will discuss the art form and show the techniques involved in its creation. You will leave this stimulating day with your own letterpress composition to take home. You will also be given an Alan Kitching apron which you will use on the day and take home with you.

         


        Planning

        Numbers are limited to six students at this immersive workshop. Tea and coffee are provided, and there’s a local pub or very good café nearby for lunch.

        The nearest tube station is Kennington on the Northern line. Cleaver Street is a short walk around the corner from City & Guilds London School of Art.

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        One-day linocut workshop - Louise Tiplady
        Jun
        20
        10:00 AM10:00

        One-day linocut workshop - Louise Tiplady

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        Louise is a great tutor, she was very patient with a group that were complete beginners. I hope she comes back again as I really have be bitten by the bug! SS

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        Expectations 

        A fantastic one-day course with Louise Tiplady who’ll guide you through making your own lettered print from start to finish. No experience is necessary and a range of skill levels can be catered for.


        Schedule & Tutors

        Louise will carefully take you through each stage of the process including:

        • Looking at letterforms
        • Arrangement and composition
        • The technical aspects of cutting and printing a lino block
        • Techniques for how to print more copies from home using basic and readily available tools

        LOUISE TIPLADY -  trained as a stonemason at Weymouth College, where she graduated with distinction. Louise was the fourth student to start a two-year apprenticeship with Charlotte Howarth, learning the art of lettering and letter carving after working for five years as a stonemason/carver. This apprenticeship, funded by the Lettering Arts Trust and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, has enabled her to pursue her interests in the lettering arts. Louise’s work is in high demand thanks to her unique sculptural style and letterforms. She is an elected full member of Letter Exchange.

        More about Louise


        Planning

        One-day lino cut workshop, Snape Maltings. Tutor: Louise Tiplady. Any level.

        Venue:  The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings IP17 1SP

        Workshops will start prompt at 10am and finish at approximately 4pm. 

        Tuition £75 per workshop - includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day

        All equipment and materials will be provided (although if you have your own tools feel welcome to bring them along) – you just need to turn up with plenty of enthusiasm, a few ideas of what you might like to do, an apron and your lunch!


        Preparation

        Louise Tiplady will guide you through making your own linocut print, from start to finish. By the end of your workshop you’ll have created a print to take home. You don’t need to have previous experience for these one-day courses, just lots of enthusiasm and an apron!

        All materials provided and includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day.

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          Six-day letter design and letter carving in stone - Tom Perkins & Eric Marland
          Jul
          18
          to Jul 24

          Six-day letter design and letter carving in stone - Tom Perkins & Eric Marland

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          Six-day Letter design and letter carving in stone - Cambridge 18-23 July 2018
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          Expectations 

          Letter design, letter drawing and letter carving in stone.

          We’ve been holding workshops tutored by some of the UK’s leading practitioners since 1999. Our letter design and carving workshops are a fantastic introduction into the skills you’ll need to fully enjoy, or even pursue a career in, the design, drawing and carving of letters. Our courses are suitable for complete beginners, professionals, and everyone in between.

          Master letter-carving artists Tom Perkins and Eric Marland will guide you through a fascinating, immersive and instructive course. You will be encouraged to try carving on three types of stone: limestone, sandstone and slates.

          If you’re a beginner, they will help you achieve the carving of a single letter or word… but a Shakespeare sonnet is not possible on this particular course. If you want to try a longer phrase, you can, but you will have to commit to trying just one type of stone.

          If you are more experienced, you may be able to carve and finish a longer piece. However, we do prefer you to create fewer well-designed crafted letters, rather than many hastily drawn and executed ones.

          Our letter design and carving workshops will introduce you to the skills you will need to fully enjoy and maybe pursue a career in this heritage craft. Experienced letter carving artists and calligraphers will guide you through every stage of letter carving in these fascinating courses.

          All materials provided and includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day.

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          Schedule & tutors

          TOM PERKINS - Tom studied calligraphy at Reigate School of Art and Design, and taught lettering for 15 years at the Roehampton Institute. Tom has an international reputation as a lettering designer and craftsman, with work in public and private collections. He has taught widely in the UK and in Europe, the US and Japan, and has influenced many other practitioners.

          Recent commissions include the opening plaque for The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and plaques for the British Museum galleries. He has written The Art of Lettercarving in Stone and has been widely published.

          Tom trained our apprentice Fiona Flack in 2009.

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          ERIC MARLAND  - After finishing the Art Restoration course at The City and Guilds of London Art School in 1985, Eric worked as a freelance letter carver in London until 1990. He then moved to Cambridge, working first for David Kindersely and afterwards at The Carving Workshop. In 1998, Eric set up his own studio in a deconsecrated chapel in Cambridge, where he has an established reputation for fine lettering and creative design.

          Eric trained Peter Hampson in 2004, and Jackie Perkins in 2012-2014. A new apprentice, Matt Loughlin will start his journey in 2018.

          More About Eric


          Planning

          You can book a six-day workshop, or choose to attend one of Tom’s or Eric’s three-day workshops. Please the Trust for information on booking these shorter courses. 

          Workshops are held in Cambridge at The Old Chapel, CB3 0EA. All classes will be from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm each day approx. (including 1 hour for lunch break).  Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.  Please make your own arrangements for lunch.

          ACCOMMODATION  (for information only)
          The Cambridge Tourist Information Centre produces an accommodation guide.  For accommodation enquiries/to request a brochure tel. 01223 457581 (there is an answer phone if the line is busy, and they will call you back).  Their address is:  Cambridge Tourist Information Centre, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB. You can find details about places offering accommodation/book online at www.visitcambridge.org

          Cambridge University Colleges – some Colleges are open to visitors for b&b, mainly during university vacations including the summer (June, July, August and September).  Visit www.universityrooms.co.uk to check on availability and prices.  NB:  Churchill College is quite close to Eric Marland’s workshop.

          Bed & Breakfast - Tudor Cottage (tel. 01223 565212) is within walking distance of Eric Marland’s workshop – a number of people attending our courses in the past have stayed there. 

          FOOD
          Please make your own arrangements for lunch, e.g. bring a packed lunch, or sandwiches, etc. can be bought from local shops (the nearest one is about 10-15 minutes’ walk away).


          Preparation

          SUGGESTED TITLES FOR BACKGROUND READING 
          The Art of Letter Carving in Stone by Tom Perkins (published by Crowood Press) – (Also available from the Lettering Arts Centre) Creative Lettering Today by Michael Harvey (published by Black). This is his three-books-in-one:  Drawing letters, cutting of letters, and digital letters. 
          Letters, Slate Cut by David Kindersley (published by Cardozo Kindersley Editions) Letter Cutting in Stone:  a workbook by Richard Grasby
          Calligraphy step by step by Gaynor Goffe with Anna Ravenscroft
          Calligraphy Made Easy by Gaynor Goffe - out of print but available on Amazon.

          Materials List 
          A3 pad of lay-out or cartridge paper, Ruler, HB pencil, eraser, compasses, set-square (plastic triangle). 
          If you have access to, and want to bring the following items – although these tools are available for use:

          • Diamond sharpening pad (Eric is able to give advice about what type of sharpening pad if you are intending to buy one)
          • A letter cutters dummy
          • One or two chisels – 4mm and 6mm (preferably tungsten carbide tipped)

          Safety

          • Stone is heavy. We insist for the sake of your toes that you wear steel toe-cap boots or shoes. You can buy steel cap boots or shoes from builders’ merchants or tool hire shops.
          • Stone can splinter. We will provide safety glasses for your workshop, which you must wear.
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          Three-day letter carving in stone - Pip Hall
          Aug
          8
          to Aug 10

          Three-day letter carving in stone - Pip Hall

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          Three-day Letter carving in stone. Cumbria. 8-10 August 2018
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          Expectations

          Letter Design, Drawing & Carving in Stone

          Pip’s workshop is for eight students, shaped to individual needs, and hosted at Kirkthwaite Old School, which also has rooms to rent during the course. Course length is three days.

          You will be encouraged to try carving on 3 types of stone: ie limestone, sandstone and slates. A single letter or word will be achievable, but a  Shakespearean sonnet is unrealistic. If you do decided to carve a longer phrase, it will be at the expense of trying other types of stone or slate.

          If you are more experienced, you may be able to carve and finish a longer piece, but it is not about quantity or speed so much as the quality of the letterforms which will not be improved by rushing. ‘Better a few well designed and spaced letters, than an epistle of poorly drawn ones’.

          Our letter design and carving workshops will introduce you to the skills you will need to fully enjoy and maybe pursue a career in this heritage craft. Experienced letter carving artists and calligraphers will guide you through every stage of letter carving in these fascinating courses.

          All materials provided and includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day.


          Schedule & tutor

          An introductory slide show will be followed by demonstrations of lettering styles, drawing techniques and methods of carving with chisels, and much individual tuition. Stone, tools and materials are provided, though students are welcome to bring their own stone and project.

          PIP HALL -  has been running a carving studio for 16 years. She has carved inscriptions for commemoration and celebration, house signs and garden features, as well as carrying out public art commissions and exhibiting. Pip’s work also includes lettering and illustration for books, and for interiors, such as floors and walls.

          A recent commission was carving commemorative seating for the Jane Austen House Museum. In 2009-2010, Pip trained apprentice Wayne Hart, with the support of the Memorial Arts Charity Apprenticeship scheme (now the Lettering Arts Trust).

          More about Pip


          Planning

          Location, Accommodation, Meals, Logistics

          Please bring a packed lunch, tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.. Unless otherwise shown, these are beginners courses – for anyone with enthusiasm and a little patience…


          Preparation

          SUGGESTED TITLES FOR BACKGROUND READING The Art of Letter Carving in Stone by Tom Perkins (published by Crowood Press) – (Also available from the Lettering Arts Centre) Creative Lettering Today by Michael Harvey (published by Black).    This is his three-books-in-one:  Drawing letters, cutting of letters, and digital letters. Letters, Slate Cut by David Kindersley (published by Cardozo Kindersley Editions) Letter Cutting in Stone:  a workbook by Richard Grasby “Calligraphy step by step” by Gaynor Goffe with Anna Ravenscroft, and the popular “Calligraphy Made Easy” out of print but available on Amazon.


          Safety

          • Stone is heavy. We insist for the sake of your toes that you wear steel toe-cap boots or shoes. You can buy steel cap boots or shoes from builders’ merchants or tool hire shops.
          • Stone can splinter. We will provide safety glasses for your workshop, which you must wear.
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          Five-day calligraphy for letter cutters - Chris Elsey
          Oct
          17
          to Oct 21

          Five-day calligraphy for letter cutters - Chris Elsey

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          Five-day Calligraphy for letter cutters, near Ditchling. 17-21 October 2018
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          Expectations

          Introduction to Calligraphy for Letter cutters

          The purpose of this course is to enable letter cutters to  understand why the pen is important in the learning of letter forms. The better informed we are the better the drawing hand becomes.

          During this five-day course Christopher Elsey will explore with you the importance of the pen in the learning of letterforms. You’ll learn Roman Minuscules, Roman capitals, and italics. Pen writing forms, double pencil work, pen forms, chisel-edged brush forms will all be explored. You will learn to adapt the calligraphic form for letter cutting, taking into account the stone or table it is intended for. A visit to Ditchling Museum and Ditchling church are part of this fascinating course.


          Schedule & tutor

          Day 1.  AM: Introduction to the course: short talk with projected images; setting up drawing board and sitting position. Pen exercises. Roman miniscules – to include: skeleton forms drawn with pencil; pen writing of forms; double pencil work.

          Day 2.  AM: Continue to develop the Roman Minuscule. PM: Roman capitals: skeleton forms, pen forms and chisel edged brush forms.

          Day 3:  AM: ITALIC; skeleton forms and pen writing forms.. Pub lunch in Ditchling. PM: Visit to Ditchling Museum & church.

          Day 4:  AM: Continue with italics using the pen and double pencils. PM:  Learning to adapt the the calligraphic form for letter cutting, taking into account the stone or slate it is intended for.

          Day 5:   Group discussion to address questions from students. Drawing letters using a single pencil, using the calligraphic knowledge gained on the course.

          CHRISTOPER ELSEY was taught and mentored in letter carving and drawing by Tom Perkins. He received formal training at Reigate School of Art and Design, gaining a Design HND in Lettering. He continued study at degree level in calligraphy at Frobel College, Roehampton. In 2000, he was elected to full membership of Letter Exchange and has exhibited at several venues in London and the south of England.

          His work was recently published in Tom Perkins’ book The Art of Lettercarving in Stone. His work is included in The Memorial Arts Charity’s (now The Lettering Arts Trust) 2009 exhibition Art & Memory – the launch of the National Collection of Contemporary Memorial Art.

          Chris, with his studio partner Geoff Aldred, trained our seventh apprentice in 2012-2014.

          More about Christopher Elsey


          Planning

          Please bring along a layout pad, steel rule, pencils and enthusiasm.


          Preparation

          Our letter design and carving workshops will introduce you to the skills you will need to fully enjoy and maybe pursue a career in this heritage craft. Experienced letter carving artists and calligraphers will guide you through every stage of letter carving in this fascinating course.

          A five-day workshop focusing on learning, improving and experimenting with various scripts depending on your experience and requirements. Beginners and advanced students are welcome.

          All materials provided and includes fresh tea, coffee, and biscuits all day.

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          One-day linocut workshop - Louise Tiplady
          Oct
          24
          10:00 AM10:00

          One-day linocut workshop - Louise Tiplady

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          Expectations 

          A fantastic one-day course with Louise Tiplady who’ll guide you through making your own lettered print from start to finish. No experience is necessary and a range of skill levels can be catered for.


          Schedule & tutors

          Louise will carefully take you through each stage of the process including:

          •  Looking at letterforms
          • Arrangement and composition
          • The technical aspects of cutting and printing a lino block
          • Techniques for how to print more copies from home using basic and readily available tools

          LOUISE TIPLADY -  trained as a stonemason at Weymouth College, where she graduated with distinction. Louise was the fourth student to start a two-year apprenticeship with Charlotte Howarth, learning the art of lettering and letter carving after working for five years as a stonemason/carver. This apprenticeship, funded by the Lettering Arts Trust and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, has enabled her to pursue her interests in the lettering arts. Louise’s work is in high demand thanks to her unique sculptural style and letterforms. She is an elected full member of Letter Exchange.

          More about Louise


          Planning

          Venue:  The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings IP17 1SP

          Workshops will start prompt at 10.00am and finish at approximately 4pm. 

          Tuition £75 per workshop - includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day

          All equipment and materials will be provided (although if you have your own tools feel welcome to bring them along) – you just need to turn up with plenty of enthusiasm, a few ideas of what you might like to do, an apron and your lunch!

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          One-day calligraphy workshop - Gaynor Goffe
          May
          16
          10:00 AM10:00

          One-day calligraphy workshop - Gaynor Goffe

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          Book the workshop

          Edged-pen scripts such as uncial, foundational hand, italic, Roman capitals, italic capitals and flourish design, as well as a number of other scripts, are possible. Also, the currently popular ‘modern’ pointed pen calligraphy can be taught


          ‘I have secretly wanted to learn calligraphy for many years – having a venue in Suffolk – and at such a marvellous location, with one of the UK’s best tutors is a gift – thank you’ GW

          Expectations

          This one-day workshop focuses on learning, improving and experimenting with various scripts, depending on your calligraphy experience or goals. Much of the tuition is on an individual basis, with groups of around eight people. This workshop is suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced.


            Schedule & tutors

            You’ll explore edged-pen scripts including:

            • Uncial
            • Foundational hand
            • Italic
            • Roman capitals
            • Italic capitals
            • You can also learn the popular ‘modern’ pointed-pen calligraphy

            GAYNOR GOFFE -  trained in calligraphy, heraldry and illumination at Reigate School of Art and Design. She taught calligraphy at Roehampton Institute for 16 years, and on the HND course at Reigate School of Art and Design. Gaynor is a well-known calligrapher and teacher with over 35 years’ experience in calligraphy and teaching. She is an Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the Society for Scribes and Illuminators.Gaynor has written Calligraphy Made Easy and co-written Calligraphy Step by Step.  


            Planning

            One-day calligraphy workshop, Snape Maltings. Tutor: Gaynor Goffe. Any level.

            Venue:  The Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, IP17 1SP

            Workshops will start prompt at 10.00am and finish at approximately 4pm. 

            Tuition £75 per workshop - includes fresh tea, coffee and biscuits all day


            Preparation

            Gaynor Goffe will tutor this one-day workshop for beginners and advanced calligraphers at the Lettering Arts Centre. Here, you’ll improve your calligraphy technique while exploring a range of scripts, from Roman to popular ‘modern’ pointed-pen calligraphy in a small-group setting.

            All materials are provided, but please bring your own if preferred.

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