Events

The DRAFT programme of activities for session 2018-19 is:-

1 September 2018         In the Spirit of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
3-16 September 2018    "Hobby Calligraphy" Annual Exhibition
6 October 2018              Modern Calligraphy
25-28 October 2018        Creative Crafts Show, SEC Glasgow 
3 November 2018          Ornamentation, Decoration & Pattern (Iain Howie)
X November 2018*        Workshop - to be arranged
1 December 2018          Using Automatic Pens (Evelyn Litster)
5 January 2019              Writing on Natural Objects
2 February 2019            Masterclass - Pointed Pen (Francesca Valbonesi, Clara Cohen)
2 March 2019                 Celtic Knotwork (Clara Cohen)
23 March 2019*              Workshop - to be finalised
6 April 2019                   Unusual Scripts (Alan Kay)     
11 May 2019                   Annual General Meeting
May/June 2019*             Workshop - Boxes & Envelopes (Morning), Make Your Own Pen (Afternoon)


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 meetings and workshops.  There is no obligation to join the group straight away - all that we ask for is a donation of £5 per person 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, by email 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 200 gsm 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 their resources