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Lettering on Board

This busy three-day course led by expert calligrapher and gifted tutor Josie Brown will explore ways of covering boards or treating them so as to turn them into suitable surfaces for lettering

 

- the advantage being that all finished pieces will stand or hang alone and will not need framing! It is suitable for all levels of ability.

Beginners will start with an introduction to a suitable script, moving swiftly on to how to use colour and various aspects of design.

Those with some experience will try out a range of different paint effects directly on board or paper as textural backgrounds to carry lettering later. They will also be encouraged to have a go at covering boards with tissues and handmade plant papers, which are usually rather problematic to write on. There will be exploration into the pros and cons of which tools and mediums are best for use on particular surfaces, and then participants will focus on a project of their choice. Colour and design will be discussed and other techniques included, such as gilding or embossing where appropriate. 

The aim is for everyone to leave with a completed project - to be treasured and admired and also easy to store or post as a gift.

Josie is one of Ammerdown’s best loved tutors, thanks to her superb abilities as a teacher and artist. She has been a professional scribe, heraldic artist and illuminator for over thirty years, and has completed commissions for the academic, public and private sectors. She is also an accredited tutor at the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society and teaches workshops and summer schools around the country.

Led by: Josie Brown

Please arrive by noon on Monday. The course finishes with lunch on Thursday.

This busy three-day course led by expert calligrapher and gifted tutor Josie Brown will explore ways of covering boards or treating them so as to turn them into suitable surfaces for lettering - the advantage being that all finished pieces will stand or hang alone and will not need framing! It is suitable for all levels of ability.

Beginners will start with an introduction to a suitable script, moving swiftly on to how to use colour and various aspects of design.

Those with some experience will try out a range of different paint effects directly on board or paper as textural backgrounds to carry lettering later. They will also be encouraged to have a go at covering boards with tissues and handmade plant papers, which are usually rather problematic to write on. There will be exploration into the pros and cons of which tools and mediums are best for use on particular surfaces, and then participants will focus on a project of their choice. Colour and design will be discussed and other techniques included, such as gilding or embossing where appropriate. 

The aim is for everyone to leave with a completed project - to be treasured and admired and also easy to store or post as a gift.

Josie is one of Ammerdown’s best loved tutors, thanks to her superb abilities as a teacher and artist. She has been a professional scribe, heraldic artist and illuminator for over thirty years, and has completed commissions for the academic, public and private sectors. She is also an accredited tutor at the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society and teaches workshops and summer schools around the country.

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Residential

R2717-R

Lettering on Board

Starts: 19th June, 2017

Ends: 22nd June, 2017

Full cost: £350.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £85.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Non-residential

R2717-NR

Lettering on Board

Starts: 19th June, 2017

Ends: 22nd June, 2017

Full cost: £233.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £85.00

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.