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February 2019

Olive Bull – Getting the most out of folded pens and ruling pens

February 16 @ 9:30 am - February 17 @ 4:30 pm
Meredith building, Friends School, Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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A 2 day workshop, suitable for all levels. Although ruling pens were first developed as a Drawing Instrument, calligraphers have put it to use in a manner never envisaged by its manufacturers. The ruling pen allows a freedom which is not possible with traditional tools and offers a lively contrast with more controlled lettering. Similarly, there are now a great variety of folded pens on the market – some which you can make yourself – and these also produce wonderful…

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Monthly meeting

February 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
State Theatre Cafe, 375 Elizabeth St
North Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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March 2019

Back to Basics – Italic

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meredith building, Friends School, Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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Christine Farmer will lead an Italic workshop, suitable for beginners. Extensions and variations will be offered for those with more experience.   Italic - Basics and beyond   For all levels.    For those who have not studied Italic we will begin with the basic strokes, preferably using a 3.8 Pilot Parallel Pen, or a size 4 Tape nib, or a Speedball C.  Some pens and nibs will be available to buy.   For those with a good knowledge of…

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AGM & Monthly meeting

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
State Theatre Cafe, 375 Elizabeth St
North Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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April 2019

Yves Leterme talk – Otium Literatum

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosny Library, 46 Bligh St, Rosny Park 7018
TAS, Australia
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Otium Literatum  - Leisuring in Letters A presentation by Yves Leterme - Professional calligrapher and lettering artist. The Calligraphy Society of Tasmania are pleased to welcome Yves to Hobart from Bruges, Belgium as part of his Australian teaching tour. Yves will talk about his life as a freelance calligrapher, his inspiration, and teaching philosophy. The audio-visual presentation will show  pictures of old and recent pieces including commissions and free work. "Letters act as practical and useful signs, but also as pure form and inner melody, Kandinsky…

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Yves Leterme workshop

April 16 @ 9:30 am - April 17 @ 4:30 pm
Meredith building, Friends School, Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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‘Pointed Brush’  -  Level Intermediate to Advanced Note: This workshop is a weekday workshop - Tuesday and Wednesday.                                                                       Cost  CST Members $215 for 2 days         Non-Members $245  includes a basic membership                             …

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May 2019

Flat brush lettering inspired by Loredana Zega

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meredith building, Friends School, Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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with Jo Cromack When the flat brush is used with a light touch, the brush stokes take on a feathery, 3D look to them. It is a dramatic effect that can be adapted to a variety of broad nib/brush scripts. We will try some text layering and a variety of layouts. Some experience with Italic is preferable. Gothic experience will be handy too. We’ll finish with an easy folded paper project. Cost - $30 members/$40 non members. Click here for…

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Monthly meeting

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meredith building, Friends School, Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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June 2019

Paste Paper workshop

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Rd
Moonah, Tas 7009 Australia
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Prue Quarmby, of Bibiani (www.bibiani.com),  is going to lead us through the process of making beautiful Paste Papers. A range of designs can be achieved using paste mixed with Acrylic paint on paper. These can be used as backgrounds, for book coverings and all uses where you need a decorated paper. This can get a bit messy, so bring plastic big enough to cover your table and something to secure it. We need space, so we’ll be working at the…

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Monthly meeting

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meredith building, Friends School, Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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