To vellum or not to vellum - that is the question! FULL

Delighted to be teaching at Cinque Ports Scribes on 11 November 2017. A day introducing working and trouble shooting on vellum. Possibility of starting a small project with all design worked out to bring to the workshop. This workshop is FULLY booked.

Tina Warren/Alphabition Calligraphy to demonstrate at SSI Lay Members' Day

I am delighted to have been asked to demonstrate at next year's Lay Member's Day for the SSI (Society of Scribes and Illuminators). I will be demonstrating erasing and correcting on vellum. Come along and say Hi if you are there! It's a great day out - more demonstrations, wonderful calligraphy to look at, interesting lectures to attend and there will also be calligraphy materials for sale. Takes place on Saturday, April 29, 10am - 4.30pm. The address is : Imperial College, Huxley Building, 180 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 2AX. See their website for further details and ticket information.

https://calligraphyonline.org/wpm/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/LMD2017-1-Advance-Programme-v1.pdf

Acts of Parliament to remain being printed on Vellum

Hoorah! Many thanks to Patricia Lovett for spearheading the campaign for Acts of Parliament to continue to be printed on vellum. Calligraphers like myself canvassed our MP's to vote to continue using vellum. On 20 April the debate resulted in resounding approval for this tradition to continue.The reasons are multitude : it's longevity, it is a green product, making vellum is a heritage craft, it is a quality substrate to work on etc. All my vellum comes from William Cowley in Newport Pagnell and I am proud to say I have been using their vellum since 1995. Long may this tradition continue! You can read more about it here :

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vellum-uks-last-producer-of-calf-skin-parchment-fights-on-after-losing-parliaments-business-a6870966.html

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7451

 

 

Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners

 I am taking names to compile a list for the next "Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners" workshop. Date to be confirmed when I have enough interest. Please get in touch to register your interest.

When : TBA

Time : 11am - 5pm

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

Cost : £50 - includes a beginner's kit, handouts, homemade refreshments all day, free parking. Please bring a PACKED LUNCH.

Lewes calligraphy class moves to Ringmer

Please note the Lewes calligraphy class (held previously in Cliffe Hall), has now moved to nearby Ringmer into the Ringmer Scout Hall (Goldsborough Hall), Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8 5QA as from Tuesday 26 April 2016. There is parking on site.

Alphabition calligraphy and the wedding season!

Spring is here and with that the beginning of the wedding season. Whilst addressing invitations and writing out place cards is a year round activity for me as a calligrapher, Spring always heralds the beginning of a new wedding season. Your wedding invitation is often the first peep your guests will receive into your special event. Having your invitations, envelopes, place setting and table plan prepared by a calligrapher will enhance your special day. It gets busy so plan ahead and book soon!

Alphabition calligraphy at The Garden Show in Firle

I am once again demonstrating and exhibiting at The Garden Show in Firle from Friday 22 April - Sunday 24 April, every day 10am - 5pm. I will also have a range of originals, prints and cards for sale. Come along and say hello! It's a great event with lots of homemade local produce for sale, plants, goods by locals artists and craft people, food, drink and live music - something for everyone!

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

Calligraphy workshops 2016 (Uckfield, East Sussex)

30 January 2016 Copperplate (FULL)

31 January 2016 Calligraphy for Absolute Beginners (FULL)

13 February 2016 Moving Forward with Foundational and Roman Capitals (FULL)

5 March Cola pen and Expressive Calligraphy (FULL)

16 April Visiting calligrapher, Sue Smith Expressive calligraphy with origami book

14 May Fraktur

25 June Pointed Pen Uncial (FULL)

9 July Copperplate (FULL)

 

**** "MODERN CALLIGRAPHY " WORKSHOP COMING SOON! ****

**** "CALLIGRAPHY FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS" - names now being taken

Molton Brown

 I will be personalising Molton Brown Christmas baubles and other merchandise at Fenwick's in Tunbridge Wells on 10 December 2015, 6pm - 8pm.

LEWES CRAFT MARKET

Look for me at the monthly Lewes Craft Market (Market Street by the Memorial) where I sell originals. prints, cards and demonstrate the beautiful art of calligraphy. Lots of other fabulous goodies for sale by other traders as well!

Accredited tutor with CLAS

I am delighted to have received accredited tutor status with the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS). I am also PTTLLS qualified to teach in Adult Education.

http://www.clas.co.uk/accredited-tutors.html

This is the sort of feedback I get from my learners! "I loved my day and will practice at home. I spend quite a lot of my working life running learning events for adults and you really are a stunningly good teacher.Looking forward to my next class already. " and

"…dear Tina thank you for a wonderful workshop yesterday.  We arrive to find everything ready and set out for us – supplies to buy, books and exemplars to read and inspire, beautiful name tags for each of us, delicious cakes ready to eat and healthy grapes to make us feel less guilty!  And from start to finish, you never cease to teach, encourage and inspire your pupils."

 

Uckfield FM interview

Interviewed on Uckfield FM again on 6 July 2015 about my work as a commissioned calligrapher and involvement with the Uckfield Art Trail!