calligraphy: from Greek, kallos: beauty + graphein: to write

calligraphy:
from Greek, kallos: beauty + graphein: to write
The Australian Society of Calligraphers (ASC) is an active group of lettering
artists of all skills, from enthusiastic beginners to professional and those
who simply appreciate lettering and the book arts.
Located in Sydney at Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre Cremorne,
the ASC have members from all over Australia and overseas. We are
a nonprofit incorporated association that promotes and encourages
calligraphy, letterarts and other related crafts.
The ASC holds excellent regular monthly workshops at Primrose Park.
These represent great value for money, and are both informative and
fun. A variety of local, national and international tutors are selected each
year by the committee to present an array of inspiring programs at all
levels. Membership is available to anyone interested in hand lettering and
calligraphy, regardless of their calligraphic ability.
Beginners are very welcome and encouraged to join most workshops.
www.asoc.org.au
PO Box 190 Willoughby NSW 2068 Australia
ABN 14 169 600 502
GETTING STARTED
Online & Correspondence Courses
• If you're keen to learn about Copperplate/ Pointed pen calligraphy, the IAMPETH
website has many resources, including instructional lessons which you may download:
www.iampeth.com (under the lessons tab).
• Master Irish calligrapher, Denis Brown also offers online video tutorials. www.calligraphy.tv
• For more advanced students, the Society of Scribes and Illuminators; a well established
society in the UK offering a correspondence course.
http://www.calligraphyonline.org/Pages/ccc.html
• Gaynor Goffe is an excellent English calligrapher. She also offers online courses.
http://www.gaynorgoffe-calligraphy.co.uk/gaynorgoffecorre.html
Websites of Interest
U Tube
www.asoc.org.auwww.youtube.com/watch?v=3phzKsXpko8
www.iampeth.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVZLrRFzjlo
www.cynscribe.com/australia.html#guilds
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N65pkGh8gy0
vimeo.com/5385464 (for a potted history of calligraphy)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWA5qw065k
www.script-sign.com (Hebrew calligraphic art)
www.cecilia-letteringart.com
www.johnnealbooks.com
Other Calligraphy Societies in Australia
Calligraphy Society of Tasmania: www.cecilia-letteringart.com/all/tasmania.html
Calligraphy Society of Victoria: www.calligraphysocietyvictoria.org.au
Canberra Calligraphy Society: www.canberracalligraphysociety.org.au
Coffs Calligraphers: www.coffscalligraphers.com.au
Calligraphers Guild of Western Australia: www.calligraphywa.asn.au
Gold Coast Calligraphy Society: www.cecilia-letteringart.com/all/queenslandgc.html
Calligraphy Society of South Aust: www.cecilia-letteringart.com/all/south%20australia.html
Coral Sea Calligraphers: www.cecilia-letteringart.com/all/queenslandcoralsea.html
Southscribes (Southern Sydney): calligraphysouthscribes.blogspot.com.au
Recommended Books to Get You Started
"Foundations of Calligraphy" by Sheila Waters
"The Art of Calligraphy" by David Harris
"Calligrapher’s Alphabets for Beginners" by Mary Noble & Janet Mehigan
The ASC has from time to time second hand books for sale: contact [email protected]
• Receive our quarterly magazine: ‘Colophon’
• Receive reduced rates to attend our workshops
• Participate in our special members only workshops and talks
• Enjoy access to our library collection
• Be part of our regular exhibitions and showcases
LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY: classes and teachers
NSW BATEMANS BAY
Ellen Vest
0413 334119
Day/Evening, by app.
All levels
BOWRAL
Val Dickson
0421 641 975
[email protected]
Evening / Beginners: Small group or
individual classes can be arranged
CARLINGFORD: Brush Farm
Elaine Witton (Guild member) ●
02 8845 8888
Wednesday 12.30–2.30pm
Intermediate
Saturday workshops
Beginners
CITY (WEA)
Elaine Witton (Guild member) ●
02 9264 2781
Saturday workshops
Beginners
CITY (WEA)
Sharon Baker ▼
02 9264 2781
[email protected]
Saturday workshops
Beginners/Intermediate
CITY (WEA)
Sharon Baker ▼
02 9264 2781
[email protected]
Wednesday afternoon and evening
1.30pm - 3.30pm & 5.30pm -7.30pm
Beginners/Intermediate
GOSFORD
Tuggerah Lakes Kincumber
Community College.
Marta Lett
02 4353 0017 / 4369 1187
Monday / Tuesday 7–9pm
Beginners
GOULBURN
Alison Lawrence ●
02 4822 0024
[email protected]
2nd Sat of month
9am–12.30pm &
3rd Sat of month 10am-3pm
All levels
RYDALMERE
Alice in Paperland
Sharon Baker ▼
029638 1523
[email protected]
Saturday workshops
Beginners/Intermediate
SYLVANIA
Calligraphy Southscribes
Valerie Keevers ● ▼ / Gloria Scott
02 9525 5360
[email protected]
Varied Times
All levels
CARLINGFORD: Brush Farm
Sharon Baker ▼▼
02 9807 1844
[email protected]
Wednesday morning
10.00am-12.00pm
Beginners/Intermediate
CITY (WEA)
Elaine Witton (Guild member) ● ●
02 9264 2781
Thursday workshops: 12.30 - 2.30pm
Intermediate
COFFS HARBOUR
Colleen Little ●
02 6651 2406
[email protected]
Saturday, monthly.
For Workshops, see
www.coffscalligraphers.com.au
All levels
MITTAGONG
Valerie Dickson
02 4872 1763 / 0421 641975
[email protected]
Monthly Saturday Workshops
WARNERS BAY
Collene A Kalb
02 4948 7707
[email protected]
Tuesday 10–2pm or
By appointment
All levels & Experimental
INTERSTATE
ACT / BELCONNEN
lakenitelearning.com.au
Angela Hillier
6251 1275
[email protected]
ACT / WANNIASSA
Erindale College
Pam Kemp ● ▼
6161 7405
[email protected]
Beginners / Continuing
TAS: HOBART
Gemma Black ● ▼
03 6229 9727
Private mentoring and tuition
All levels
QLD: TOOWOOMBA & BRISBANE
Susan Bradshaw
07 4635 6664
Day/evening
All levels
QLD: TOWNSVILLE
Sue Zanker
07 47239050
[email protected]
Private tuition by appointment
All levels
VIC: MELBOURNE
Janine Mitchell
03 5368 2622
Private tuition by appointment
All levels
www.alphabetique.net
[email protected]
●
Denotes accredited calligraphy teacher (Adult Educator).
Please refer to P22 Colophon December 1995
Diploma in Western Calligraphy or equivalent qualification
▼ Graduate
FOR THE BEGINNER: upcoming workshops
We receive many enquiries regarding how one can get started in
calligraphy. We now have available, 3 one-day workshops to help you
along you calligraphy pathway. If you have any further queries regarding
any of these workshops, please feel free to email our workshop
coordinator Sharon Baker on [email protected]
JUNE 2014: BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
FOUNDATIONAL HAND & CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS
with Marta Lett
This one day workshop steps you through the basics of the Foundational
hand. A beautiful round legible script, versatile and adaptable to suit
both traditional and modern applications. Great for beginners and those
wanting to hone some basic skills, including: interletter spacing, negative
space, line length, interlinear spacing and layout. Bring short quotes to
pen a little modern piece or two.
1-day workshop
Saturday 21st June 2014
TIMES: 10am - 4pm
COST: $55 members, $70 non-members
For more info on Marta: www.redbubble.com/people/martacelt
JULY 2014: BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
TEXTURA GOTHIC with Marta Lett
So known for the woven textural appearance of the lettering on the page,
these book hands were in use from late 12th - 15th Centuries. A one day
workshop testing out consistencies in pen angle and verticla line trying to
emulate the masters of old. We will dabble in traditional illumination and
explore the differences in modern application of theis Gothic hand. This
class is suited to a variety of skill levels - from beginner to those wishing
to improve their gothic hand.
1-day workshop
Saturday 19th July 2014
TIMES: 10am - 4pm
COST: $55 members, $70 non-members
OCTOBER 2014: PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HANDWRITING with Jane Kent
1-day workshop
Saturday 18th October 2014
TIMES: 10am - 4pm
COST: $55 members, $70 non-members
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