Calligraphy classes - Ringmer (Lewes)
Jun
2
to Dec 5

Calligraphy classes - Ringmer (Lewes)

Mixed ability calligraphy classes welcoming absolute beginners and improvers. Small, friendly class sizes with individual attention.

Where : Ringmer Scout Hall (The Goldsborough Hall), Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8 5QA

When : Every Tuesday in term time - 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost : £170 per 12 week term. Includes refreshments and parking.

Now taking bookings for September 2017

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Calligraphy classes - Uckfield
Jun
3
to Dec 6

Calligraphy classes - Uckfield

Mixed ability calligraphy classes in Uckfield, every Wednesday during term time welcoming absolute beginners through to improvers. Small, friendly classes with individual attention.

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AS

When : Every Wednesday during term time, 10am - 12pm

Cost : £170 per 12 week term to include refreshments and free parking.

Now taking bookings for September 2017

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Calligraphy classes - Crowborough
Jun
4
to Dec 7

Calligraphy classes - Crowborough

Mixed ability calligraphy classes, welcoming complete beginners through to improvers. Small, friendly classes with individual attention.

Where : The Coffee Bar, All Saints Complex (off Glebelands Road), All Saints Church, Chapel Green, Crowborough, TN6 1ED

When : Every Thursday during term time, 10am - 12pm

Cost : £170 per 12 week term. Includes refreshments and free parking.

Now taking bookings for September 2017

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**FULL** Jan Pickett - Embossing with extra Pzazz!
Sep
30
11:00am11:00am

**FULL** Jan Pickett - Embossing with extra Pzazz!

Once or twice a year I invite in a "travelling calligrapher" to teach a workshop to Weald Scribes. I am delighted that Jan Pickett is coming to share her enthusiasm with us and teach embossed lettering. 

Embossed surfaces cast subtle shadows, giving an appearance of quality wherever used. We combine this with some colour also extra cutting, creating unique 'built up' designs, with extra pzazz!

Where : Uckfield Scout Hall

When : 30 September 2017

Time : 11am - 5pm

Cost : £30 to weekly Weald Scribes, £35 non weekly Weald Scribes. Includes all day refreshments and free parking. Please bring a packed lunch.

** This workshop is now fully booked **

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**FULL** "All that glitters..." an introduction to gilding with Tina Warren
Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

**FULL** "All that glitters..." an introduction to gilding with Tina Warren

"All that glitters!" - The addition of gold to a simple or elaborate piece of work always draws gasps of admiration! This workshop introduces gilding with the intention of making an Illuminated letter.

Where : Uckfield Scout Hall

When : Saturday 28 October 2017

Time : 11 am - 5pm

Cost : £30 weekly Weald Scribes/£35 non weekly + cost of materials to be announced. Includes all day refreshments and free onsite parking. Please bring a packed lunch.

Please note this event is FULLY booked with a waiting list.

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To vellum or not to vellum - that is the question! with Cinque Ports Scribes (FULL)
Nov
11
10:00am10:00am

To vellum or not to vellum - that is the question! with Cinque Ports Scribes (FULL)

Can’t decide between paper or vellum?  Is it parchment or vellum?  Not worked on vellum before?  Worried it’s too technical/too scary/too expensive/you’ll get it wrong?   Tina will give the benefit of her 20 years’ experience with wonderful vellum and help allay the above worries.  NB we will not be stretching vellum.

Beautiful to write and paint on, the advantages of vellum are its longevity, translucency and it’s uniqueness – no two pieces are the same.  It is also more forgiving than paper to make corrections on. By the end of the day you’ll feel more confident making a choice between paper and vellum.

You will be able to study different types of parchment and vellum; experiment on a small piece of flat vellum by raising the nap and make corrections and erasures.  Those who wish can make a start on a ‘finished’ piece of prepared vellum 21×13 cm.  A very short quote or small, simple piece of illumination 10×10 cm.

All the design and layout for this MUST be done prior to the workshop as there won’t be time on the day to look at design issues. TOP TIP – keep it very simple.

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The joy of lettering and art with the Pointed Pen!
Nov
25
to Nov 26

The joy of lettering and art with the Pointed Pen!

A 2 day workshop combining Copperplate script with "off hand" flourishing to create a unique gift! Suitable for beginners.

On Saturday we will concentrate on the Copperplate Script - scribes new to Copperplate will start with the minuscule alphabet and returning scribes can choose to concentrate on majuscules and using minuscules in a design.

On Sunday we will incorporate some of the pen skills from Saturday and learn some new "moves" to create a beautiful Pointed Pen mandala which can then be personalised.

Where : Uckfield Scout Hall

When : Saturday 25 November/Sunday 26 November

Time : 11am - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday

Cost : £60 for weekly Weals Scribes, £70 for non weekly Weald Scribes. Includes all day refreshments and free onsite parking. Please bring a packed lunch.

Bring : A materials list will be sent on booking.

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Alphabition Calligraphy at The Garden Show in Firle
Apr
21
to Apr 23

Alphabition Calligraphy at The Garden Show in Firle

I am delighted to once again be invited to exhibit at The Garden Show in Firle, East Sussex. I will be demonstrating calligraphy and will have originals, prints and cards for sale. You will find me, along with other artists and designers, in the Georgian Riding Stables. Come along and say hello! I will be there from 10am  - 5pm on Friday 21 April, Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April.

The Garden Show in Firle is a jolly event with lots of beautiful products, plants, homemade food and preserves, quality goods by local craftsman, art, clothing, live music etc. Something for everyone!

http://www.thegardenshowonline.com/gardenshow_firle/

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Sharpened Italics and its variations
Feb
25
11:00am11:00am

Sharpened Italics and its variations

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has learned at least one broad edge calligraphic script eg. Foundational, classic Italic, Uncial, Gothic etc ie. you should know how to use a dip pen and be familiar with calligraphy terminology. Ideal for calligraphers new to Sharpened Italic or those with experience wishing to work on variations and extension tasks - use of colour, layout & design, work on a project etc

What: Sharpened Italic and its variations

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS

When : Saturday 25 February 2017

Time : 11am - 5pm

Cost : £35 for non weekly learners. Includes all day homemade refreshments and on site parking.

Bring : Usual calligraphy equipment and a PACKED LUNCH

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The painted lettering of David Jones (FULL)
Jan
21
11:00am11:00am

The painted lettering of David Jones (FULL)

What : Painted lettering in the style of David Jones

When : Saturday 21 January 2017

Time : 11am – 5pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scouts, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS (free parking on site)

Cost : £30 weekly learners, £35 non weekly learners. Includes all day refreshments.

 

Bring : A packed lunch. You DO NOT need to bring a writing board.

The painted inscriptions of David Jones have enjoyed a "Renaissance". Whilst taking his reference from historical and classical letter forms, David Jones introduced an informality into his drawn and painted letters which, not only leave them looking contemporary, but make them so versatile to use. We will study the technique David Jones used and add our own “twist”! At the end of the day you should leave with a painted quote.

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Double Trouble!
Nov
26
11:00am11:00am

Double Trouble!

A creative day learning not one but TWO informal scripts. TinaKwerky written with a pointed nib and Jubilee Script written with Pilot Parallel pen (devised by Carol DuBosch) both these scripts are perfect for Christmas present labels, cards, wrapping paper etc!

Both scripts are very informal and open to your own interpretation - Jubilee is written with a broad edge Pilot Parallel pen (your dip style broad edge pens are a bit tricky for this) and TinaKwerky is written with a pointed nib!

When : Saturday 26 November 2016

Time : 11am - 5pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS

Cost : £35 non weekly learners

Bring : Packed lunch (includes all day refreshments and parking.

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Solo exhibition at Chiddingly Village Shop until 30 November 2016
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Solo exhibition at Chiddingly Village Shop until 30 November 2016

Tina Warren from Alphabition Calligraphy has an exhibition at Chiddingly Village Shop (East Sussex)

Enjoy a freshly made coffee and a slice of cake whilst perusing a selection of originals, screen prints and cards all for sale. Need a present for someone who has everything? You may find what you are looking for or be inspired to commission me to create that unique gift!

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Modern Calligraphy
Oct
1
11:00am11:00am

Modern Calligraphy

Written with a pointed nib, Modern Calligraphy is taking the calligraphy world by storm! You will have noticed it everywhere - on wedding invitations, cards, menus, adverts in magazines, on the telly, all over Instagram and Facebook etc. Modern Calligraphy has its roots in Copperplate but is much more relaxed, informal and expressive - it is perfect for beginners and those wishing to explore another pointed pen script.

What : Modern Calligraphy

When : Saturday 1 October 2016

Time : 11am - 5pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AS

Cost :  £35 for non weekly learners. This includes all day refreshments and parking.

Bring : No calligraphy board is needed. Bring your usual calligraphy equipment and any pointed nibs you have as well as oak gall ink, gouache, layout paper etc. I will have some equipment for sale as usual. PACKED LUNCH.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL 

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Copperplate - for beginners and those with some experience - FULLY BOOKED
Jul
9
11:00am11:00am

Copperplate - for beginners and those with some experience - FULLY BOOKED

FULL Come along and learn the beautiful hand of Copperplate. Written with a pointed nib this is such an elegant hand! So versatile for weddings, invitations, place cards, words of special meaning etc. A completely different technique to the broad edge pen. A knowledge of calligraphy terminology would be useful but no previous experience with pointed pen work is necessary. Beginners will learn minsuscules. Those with some experience will enjoy being set tasks incorporating the use majuscules as well.

When : Saturday, 9 July, 2016

Time : 11am - 5pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS

Cost : £35 includes all day refreshments, parking and tuition. Please bring a PACKED LUNCH. FULL

FULL payment required when booking.

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Pointed Pen Uncial Workshop - FULLY BOOKED
Jun
25
11:00am11:00am

Pointed Pen Uncial Workshop - FULLY BOOKED

Pointed Pen Uncial is an excellent introduction to pointed pen calligraphy! This is suitable for all ability levels!

When : Saturday, 25 June 2016

Time : 11am - 5pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, E. Sussex, TN22 2AS

Cost : £35 to include refreshments and parking. Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking is essential. FULL payment required when booking.

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Fabulous Fraktur!
May
14
11:00am11:00am

Fabulous Fraktur!

Fabulous Fraktur!

For those with at least one broad edge script experience come and learn the versatile hand of Fraktur.

When : Saturday 14 May 2016

Time : 11am - 5pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, E. Sussex, TN22 2AS

Cost : £35 - includes refreshments and parking. Please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential (FULL payment required when booking).

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Expressive calligraphy with origami book
Apr
16
11:00am11:00am

Expressive calligraphy with origami book

Visiting calligrapher, Sue Smith, is coming to town! During Sue's class we will look at ways at developing texture in calligraphy by experimenting with different rhythms and layers. We will use a variety of tools and the specific marks that they make. 

Participants ideally should have a good working knowledge of at least one script, both majuscules and minuscules, though it would be possible to do this workshop using only handwriting if necessary. 

We will work towards producing a small origami book full of ideas and sample textures as a reference for future use in calligraphic pieces. In the time allotted it will not be possible to complete a full book but instruction will be given on the very simple process necessary to finish later. 

A few spaces left £35. Message for more details.

 

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Continuation of Foundational Hand and Capitals with Tina Warren FULL
Feb
13
11:00am11:00am

Continuation of Foundational Hand and Capitals with Tina Warren FULL

Suitable for those who have had an introduction to broad edge pen calligraphy (or attended my Introduction to Calligraphy workshop) and have started learning the basics of the Foundational Hand alphabet. This workshop offers the opportunity to work through writing with the Foundational Hand and the addition of Capital letters.

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS

Cost : £25 - includes refreshments and parking. Please bring a packed lunch and usual calligraphic equipment. Spaces limited - book early to avoid disappointment.

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An introduction to Foundational Hand broad edge pen calligraphy for Absolute Beginners
Jan
31
10:00am10:00am

An introduction to Foundational Hand broad edge pen calligraphy for Absolute Beginners

An introduction to Foundational Hand broad edge pen calligraphy for Absolute Beginners. This day workshop will cover a brief history, terminology used, equipment, ruling up, handouts, demonstrations and an introduction to the minuscules of the Foundational Hand. As with all my workshops there will be group demonstrations as well as one to one tuition. All equipment needed will be provided and there will also be some basic equipment for sale. Spaces are limited - this workshop fills quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. A FEW SPACES LEFT

When : Sunday 31 January 2016. 10am - 4pm

Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS

Cost : £50 - includes all materials and homemade refreshments all day. Plenty of free parking. Please bring a packed lunch.

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Copperplate with Tina Warren - FULL
Jan
30
11:00am11:00am

Copperplate with Tina Warren - FULL

 Copperplate is a calligraphic script written using a pointed nib (instead of a broad edge nib). Its name comes from the fact that the copybooks from which students learned were printed from etched copper plates. Shunned by calligraphy societies for years Copperplate is now a very popular script enjoyed by many. PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.

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Calligraphy at Christmas Indulgence Uckfield Community College
Nov
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Calligraphy at Christmas Indulgence Uckfield Community College

Come along to Christmas Indulgence and stock up on some early Christmas presents and cards. High quality art and crafts, homemade cakes and preserves. I will be demonstrating calligraphy and writing out gift tags! Venue : Uckfield Community College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield. Starts at 12pm and wraps up at 4pm. Lots of yummy food and drink - the winter BBQ is always a firm favourite with a glass of mulled wine!

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Mar
28
11:00am11:00am

Workshop : Calligraphy for COMPLETE beginners and improvers

For those who can't attend a weekly calligraphy class due to mid week commitments. Please let me know asap if you would like to book as places are limited.
What : Introduction to calligraphy with Foundational Hand
Suitable for : Complete beginners and for those wanting to revisit/improve their Foundational Hand
When : Saturday 28 March 2015
Time : 11am - 5pm
Cost : £30 - includes refreshments, handouts and some basic equipment for the day. £25 for improvers with own equipment.
Where : 4th Uckfield Scout Hall, Rocks Park Road, Uckfield, TN22 2AS
**PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH**

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