Photos from Elaine's workshop. Some lovely examples!
Thanks to Carol and Reta for sending in these lovely cards. A great example of how useful calligraphy can be. You can see these pieces and more with the other calligraphic cards under the techniques tab.
The incomparable Elaine Witton will be at the Canberra Calligraphy Society teaching embossing within an innovative design. Fun for everybody from beginners to advanced students.
All the participants produced beautiful work. So so pleasing! I hope that they all had a great time.
Coming up next is Tunnel Books led by Lyndell. Tunnel books are also called peepshow books. The book is made up of a set of pages bound with two folded accordion strips on each side.
The overall effect of a tunnel book is to create the illusion of depth and perspective. The openings in each page allow the viewer to see through the entire book to the back, and the images or calligraphy on each page work together to create a 3-dimensional scene inside.
This type of book dates from the mid 18th century and was inspired by theatrical stage sets. Traditionally, these books were often created to commemorate special events or sold as souvenirs of tourist attractions. The tern 'tunnel book' derives from the fact that many of these books were made to commemorate the building of the tunnel under the Thames River in London in the mid 19th century (not looking through a tunnel, as I previously thought.)
The Tunnel books that we will be making are cased into a cover board. The cover board allows the tunnel to be displayed easily as well protecting the folded tunnel.
This workshop run by Christine was described to me as being lots of fun. The evidence from the photos suggests that not only was it fun but very creative as well.
Christine will be presenting another interesting workshop on Sunday May 24.
Join in the fun for a great afternoon.
Angela led a great workshop on Neuland Minuscules. Neuland is usually known as an uppercase or majuscules script. However, Angela has devised a new script during a long plane trip.
It was a great workshop, appreciated by all who attended.
A 'follow up' workshop was held on Sunday to consolidate the learning's from Deidre's workshop. Calligraphers who were unable to attend Deidre's workshop were shown some of the methods of producing patterns. A good time was had by all.
All participants had a wonderful time. I will let the beautiful work produced tell the story. Thanks again Deidre!
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