Saturday 29th February & Saturday 6th June 2020
Two linked days, developing unique and personal ideas inspired by the wonderful John Rylands Library.
The question “Where do ideas come from?” is often heard at calligraphic meetings where work is on display. The SSI’s Study Days were developed to help with this problem. During the first of the two linked days participants find inspiration for calligraphic pieces, which are developed into more substantial work during the second day.
In 2020, the Study Days will take place in Manchester, led by Vivien Lunniss, FSSI.
The first day (Saturday 29th February) will be based on a visit to the John Rylands Library in Manchester. Housing one of the best collections in the country, the wealth of artefacts in the library is perfect for sparking ideas. A group discussion following the visit will help with how to begin to work with what has inspired you.
The second day (Saturday 6th June) will take place at the Wilmslow Guild, to the south of Manchester. This will be a practical workshop where you can develop your initial explorations into more substantial work, with feedback from Vivien and discussion amongst the group.
Your work, both roughs and any finished pieces, will be exhibited at a subsequent Skills and Ideas Day, where you will have the opportunity to talk about the process of developing ideas. Participants in previous Study Days, led by Cherrell Avery, FSSI and Ann Hechle, FSSI, have found them very effective in developing their thought processes and skills.
The course fee includes all tuition and Vivien will maintain contact with the participants following each of the days.
There is a cafe at the John Rylands Library for Day 1. Lunch may be offered at the Guild for Day 2 (to be confirmed).
Students should make their own accommodation arrangements, if required. Vivien can assist with finding places to stay should anyone need help.
The Study Days are open to both SSI members and non-members. Please note that you must attend both days.
Please email Vivien Lunniss at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information.
Day 1: Saturday 29th February, 2020 at John Rylands Library
Day 2: Saturday 6th June, 2020 at the Wilmslow Guild
Cost: £100 for SSI members, £140 for non-members
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The Study Days involve payments to third parties that we would not be able to recover in the event of a cancellation.
If you cancel at least 60 days before the start date of the course (i.e. on or before 18th January 2020), we will refund 50% of the amount paid.
If you cancel within 60 days of the start date of the course (i.e. after 18th January 2020), the total cost is non-refundable.
These conditions are accepted when your booking is made.
It is highly recommended that you take out adequate insurance cover in case you are unable to attend part or all of the course.
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