Embossed surfaces cast subtle shadows, giving an appearance of quality wherever used. We combine this with some colour also extra cutting, creating unique 'built up' designs, with extra pzazz!
Fun, informal, decorative Graphic and Calligraphic letters for every occasion. All shapes and sizes, shadows and depth give letters a third dimension! We work with both drawn & edged pen letters, adding shape and form with colour. Have fun and see your letters in perspective
This drawn letter workshop, starts with a refresher of basic skeleton Roman capitals and their width groups. We then add proportional weight to construct these classical capitals and explore their many variations, with gouache, watercolours and coloured pencils, using a variety of techniques. There will be plenty of individual help on hand, so come and enjoy this fun filled day.
A 'gouache-free zone' as we use purely water colour in the pen, brush and background. Enchanting whether subtle, full strength, transparent or opaque, we explore its many uses within the calligraphic world. Lift out, wash out, drop in, partnered with resist, we use it to decorate, write, suggest & hopefully love!
Monochrome magic & Tantalizing Tones...
An exciting journey, exploring monochromatic colour schemes, starting with a single colour, extending it to produce a tantalizing range of tints, shades & tones using pen made and drawn letterforms. Armed with a wealth of ideas, there will be projects, from using written or decorated drawn words to adding text for the final sparkle.
A 'Fun' day making, writing & decorating a delightful array of boxes, cards and fun foldies, ideal for so many situations. Especially suitable for Christmas, 'Special occasion', party gifts and table decorations, etc .
A gentle and fascinating day of eager enjoyment.
Half Uncials with Celtic charisma...
We take an in depth look at this elegant style, full of Celtic charisma, comprising a curious mixture of capital and miniscule letterforms. Make your lettering come alive with the magical celtic ingredients of both traditional & contemporary decoration.
One stage further into the delicious world of cut letters, with subtle shapes and shadows to tempt your taste! After an initial refresher of positive & negative cutting, working mainly white on white, we explore layered letters, cut blocks of text and sculpted letters and shapes. All in all not to be missed...
Creative colour for all occasions!
During this workshop we’ll be writing a variety of edged pen styles and also working with drawn letterforms, to which we add decoration using lots of different techniques. We will use pastels, coloured pencils and watercolour to produce many delicate effects guaranteed to add sparkle to your
pages. There will be time for projects, using a wealth of
exciting ideas… For all levels, so just add fun & stir!
Terrific Tunnel books
An exciting day designing, constructing, writing & decorating a many-layered tunnel book, allowing you to 'take a peek' within this delightful 3D format, that can be any format, circular, square oblong...the only limit is the imagination
Taster Calligraphy session days for beginners - 'Learn it and love it!
An introduction to the wonderful world of edged pen lettering, giving the student
a sound start, learning the elegant Foundational hand.
Most Workshops are designed to be one day sessions but can be tailored
to suit individual group needs & expanded to accommodate a weekend
or longer as required.
They are available for any Calligraphic groups, Art groups, societies
and Local Education Authorities who may be interested.
For further details, please contact me.