Meets 1.30 – 3.30pm 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.
The group does not meet in the summer, but if you are interested in joining this group, please contact the Group Leader.
Following lockdown, we will resume meeting in the room in the Library. For more information please contact the Group Leader.
Group Leader: Loveday Spear