The Study Days 2016 were a great success and the diversity of the work produced by the participants is impressive.
Here are a couple of testimonies from the Study Days.
“These days were valuable for me, especially as I was considering whether to apply for the SSI Advanced Training Scheme. The freedom of exploring the galleries, combined with the discipline of working towards the practical day with the help and suggestions from Cherrell and the other attendees do give you a real boost. Highly recommended”. – Gwyneth Hibbert
“My calligraphy practice has always focused on scripts and I struggled to develop a creative approach, as seen in the beautiful work on show at the SSI Lay Members Day. This two-day course taught me how to gain inspiration not just from museum artefacts from but the world around us. It gave me a new found confidence and enthusiasm to approach calligraphy in a broader, more creative way”.
– Jeni King
We are running two more Study Days in 2017 so this is another chance to benefit from the inspiration of the V&A Museum and the development of initial ideas to finished work through a practical workshop.
These two linked days in spring/early summer have the aim of helping participants to find inspiration for calligraphic pieces and to take this inspiration and develop it through to finished work. These days will be particularly suitable for those who are interested in applying for the Advanced Training Scheme but will be of interest to anyone who finds the starting point for a piece of work difficult. Cherrell Avery will again be the leader for both sessions.
Study Group Session 1: Ideas and Resources.
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am until 3pm at the V&A Museum
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 6 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.
Saturday 10th June, 10am until 4pm 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 can be taken from the beginning of November. Any questions in the meantime can be put to Jilly Hazeldine firstname.lastname@example.org
Application for the linked Study Days
Applications are now invited for the Study Days in April/June 2017. Please download and fill in the Application Form and either attach it to an email or post it to the organiser, Hilary Lewis, email@example.com
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. On application you will be asked for a non-returnable deposit of £30 with the rest of the payment to be made by 31st March 2017. This can be made by cheque made out to The SSI 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 will be sent out on receipt of final payment.
Download an Application Form for the Study Days Study Days 2017