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WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS

Developing Control in Calligraphy: A One-Day Workshop Learning the Uncial Hand
Sponsored by the Mysticalligraphers
Taught by Debby Reelitz
Saturday, October 27th
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Coastal Lodge on 637 Pequot Trail, Stonington, Connecticut 06378

Uncial sample

This one-day workshop will introduce the Celtic lettering style known as uncial. Found in the Book of Kells and Lindisfarne Gospels, this beautiful, circular lettering is an excellent opportunity to strengthen basic lettering skills and gain more control over the pen. Participants will progress through three different writing tools as a way to evaluate their lettering and develop more accurate shapes. The multi-step process Debby will present for learning uncial can be used for mastering other calligraphic hands as well. We will also transform our practice into a book with a Japanese style stab binding at the end of the day. No calligraphy experience is needed. Cost: $75. $10 materials fee payable to instructor that day.

Checks should be made out to Mysticalligraphers and
sent to Mysticalligraphers, P.0. Box 267 , Mystic, CT 06355
The due date for payment is September 12, 2018.

Click here for a printable flyer and supply list

SUPPLY List:

Brause nibs: 5 mm and 2 mm (size and brand is very important) AVP
Higgins Sepia Ink (recommended), or your favorite writing medium AVP
Nib holder (recommend round, double-ended wooden holder) AVP
Ruler, 12" or longer
Pencil and sharpener
Rag or thick paper towels for clean up
White or Kneaded Eraser (AVP)
Rinsing jar (a small recycled jar works great)
Scissors
Shoebox to hold supplies or calligraphy toolbox of choice
Old toothbrush for cleaning
A short quote between 10-15 words
**AVP means available to purchase from instructor

OPTIONAL Supplies:
Painting brush for detail, size 0-2 range will work
Large 1" brush for laying down a wash
Dinky Dip for holding ink (AVP)
Embossing tool
Gold gouache or ink
Writing board (AVP)
Watercolor or gouache palette
Eyedropper (AVP)
iron, towel or board to iron paper 9"x 6"





MONTHLY MEETINGS

The Mysticalligraphers meet once a month throughout the year on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Mystic-Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic

2018 SCHEDULE

JANUARY 10
Video: Reggie's Italic DVD

FEBRUARY 14
Cardmaking for Sunshine Committee

MARCH 14
Italic Pointed Pen

APRIL 11
Guest Artist Night: Eva Leone & Chinese brush letters

MAY 9
Writing in a Circle

JUNE 13
Letters on Rocks

JULY 11 & 25
AUGUST 8 & 22
Summer workshops TBA

SEPTEMBER 12
Tips of the Trade & Sharing Ideas on Tools

OCTOBER 10
Double stroke letter forms

NOVEMBER 14
Page Exchange

DECEMBER 12
Holiday Party

 


 

Directions to the Grange (workshop location):
From the South
Take Exit 91 off of Rt. I-95. Go straight through the light onto Rt. 234
(Pequot Trail).
The Lodge is about a mile or less on the right.

From the North.
Take exit 91 off of Rt. I-95. Go left at the end of the ramp.
Go left at the light onto Rt. 234(Pequot Trail).
The Lodge is less than a mile on the right.