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Calligraphy & Bookmaking @BABF

29 Apr
'Derwent' by John Strachan. 62 x 36 cms, Chinese Xuan paper, Chinese inks,
‘Derwent’ by John Strachan. 62 x 36 cms, Chinese Xuan paper, Chinese inks,

Friday 14th June 10-12 Calligraphy Writing with Dr Manny Ling. Booking Details

Dr Manny Ling is a world renowned calligrapher and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society. He is a also Senior lecturer in Design at the University of Sunderland. His work is featured in numerous publications and he has exhibited in the UK, France, Finland and Australia.

This taster session will introduce you to the writing of calligraphy with a broad edged pen. You will be introduced to the main tools and materials for calligraphy. We will be exploring the Italic script with pen, ink and paper. The session will introduce you to the fundamental principles of calligraphy such as pen angle, proportion, rhythm, etc. The workshop will provide all tools and materials.

Words Set Free, 23 x 23 cms, Pyrography, gouache, metal leafs
Words Set Free, 23 x 23 cms, Pyrography, gouache, metal leafs
Deidre Thompson 'Altogether'
Deidre Thompson ‘Altogether’

Friday 14th June 2-4pm  ‘Lets be Books’ with with Deidre Thompson  Booking details

In this workshop Deidre will look at traditional methods of bookbinding that can be used to make notebooks or for binding of “artist book, using basic hand tools and looking at resources and materials.

Green by Deidre Thompson
Green by Deidre Thompson

Deidre Thompson is a stationery bookbinder.  She makes books to commission. These books have honest structures and made from good and true materials. Goatskin, linen thread, beeswax, colour pigments, marbled paper and rag paper.

Thompson makes books to record the celebration around a birth or a marriage, a book that honors a life or a death. Books for love and for hate.

Books that look like the way you feel inside.

Books for artists, poets, designers, printers, scientists and dads.

Books that are bold, brave, strong, dynamic, sturdy and lovely.

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