We are pleased to announce that we will be holding two linked days in spring/early summer next year with the aim of helping participants to find inspiration for calligraphic pieces and to work with them on the development of initial ideas. These linked days will be particularly suitable for those who are interested in applying for the Advanced Training Scheme but will also be of interest to anyone who finds the starting point for a piece of work difficult. Cherrell Avery will be the leader for both sessions. Participation in both days is essential.
There will be a maximum of ten places. To take part you will have to have good writing skills and have some experience in basic design.
Study Group Session 1 Ideas and Resources
Sunday 24th April 2016 at the V&A Museum. 10am until 3pm .
Cherrell was resident calligrapher at the V&A in 2012, so she knows its collections well. With her guidance you will be encouraged to think about form, colour, texture and all aspects of lettering design using objects as inspiration. You will need to bring with you a camera, a notebook and a sketchbook.
There are 7 weeks between sessions. In this time you should be thinking about the ideas and images from the first session, so that you come to the second session having got to the stage of putting pen to paper.
Study Group Session 2. Development 10am until 4pm
Saturday 11th June at the London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB
This will be a practical workshop, with discussion, critiques and help with approach and design. You will need to bring all your roughs from your thinking time and your usual calligraphic equipment.
The Study Days are open to both SSI members and non-members. The cost for the two days will be £90 for SSI members, £120 for non-SSI members. Applications will be taken from the beginning of August. Any questions in the meantime can be put to Jilly Hazeldine, email@example.com
Application for the linked Study Days
Applications are now invited for the Study Days in April/June 2016. Please download and fill in the Application Form and either attach it to an email or post it to the organiser, Alun Briggs: firstname.lastname@example.org / 22 Heol Iscoed, Fforestfach, Swansea, SA5 4NG.
Places are limited to ten, so early application is advisable. Please note, participation in both days is essential. The cost is £90 for the two days for SSI members, £120 for non-members. Successful applicants will be asked for a non-returnable deposit of £30 with the rest of the payment to be made by 31st January 2016. This can be made by cheque made out to The Society of Scribes & Illuminators or by Bank Transfer, the details for which method are: Barclays, sort code 20-90-56, account number 30579718. Please quote the reference ‘Study Days’.
Full information on times and venues and a materials list will be sent out on receipt of final payment.