Events

The draft programme of activities for session 2017-18 is:-

2 September 2017         Script Basics:- Pointed Pen (Ted Gardner), Italics (Jim Bassett)
7 October 2017              Writing on Dark Backgrounds (Alan Kay)
26-29 October 2017        Hobbycrafts, SEC, Glasgow 
4 November 2017           Using Different Mediums (Iain Howie)
11 November 2017*        Arabic Calligraphy & Illumination Workshop (Joe Kadhim)
2 December 2017           Introduction to Calligraphers (Evelyn Litster)
6 January 2018              Gothicised Italics (Ted Gardner)
3 February 2018            Colour Theory (Evelyn Litster)
3 March 2018                 Illustrating Work (Martin Hensey)
24 March 2018*              Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Workshop (Elaine Woo MacGregor)
7 April 2018                   Introduction to Heraldry           
12 May 2018                  Annual General Meeting
14-27 May 2018              Annual Exhibition - Cass Art, Glasgow

Meetings are held 10am to 1pm in the Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow Caledonian University - please contact us for room details.  

Visitors are welcome to attend our events and workshops.  There is no obligation to join the group straight away - all that we ask for is a small donation of £5 for each meeting attended.  Full day workshops*, paid for by participants, must be booked in advance

A materials list for each meeting and workshop is sent to members and visitors via the previous month's minutes or by email automatically or on request.  If starting out in calligraphy collecting a basic "kit" may be useful:-

- Writing board (bought desktop or plywood/light wood board)
- Fountain, dip or cartridge pen(s) and nibs
- Inks/paints (calligraphy, watercolour, gouache)
- Pencil (HB or 3B)
- Eraser (putty or plastic)
- Ruler
- Paper - layout or photocopying (for practice), cartridge/watercolour 200gsm and above (for final work)
- Craft knife or scissors
- Masking tape


If you don't have items our members and tutors will be pleased to share theirs