Meets 1.45 – 3.45pm every Thursday at the Alexander Centre
Everyone in the group is at a different stage of learning so unless we are working on something as a whole group, members are working on a piece of their own choice and style.
When learning a new style, or hand, time is spent initially writing each individual letter of that alphabet, followed by words and phrases before attempting a poem. The aim is to produce a ‘finished piece’.
Choosing words to write is an important and very personal part of Calligrapy. Practice work is done using black ink but work is transformed when using colour – usually gouache, mixed with water on a palette and applied to the nib with a brush.
One of the aims of learning calligraphy is to use it for making cards for special occasions, little books or writing out a poem or a piece of prose to be framed and hung on the wall.
Group Leader: Loveday Spear