Calligraphy Workshop

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Calligraphy Workshop
Join calligraphy artist Chris Bowen for another of his fascinating workshops learning the art of Calligraphy.

This detailed workshop will continue with techniques and learning gained from his other workshops - however, it is also suitable for those who have not had a go at calligraphy before as Chris will tailor the session for different levels and will be teaching italic lettering this time around.

This workshop will include Italic lettering - incorporating capitals and lower case with some flourishing and variations. Demonstrations using brush and pen and ink to develop a flowing italic hand that is easy to read and write. Along with an explanation of worksheet: proportions, weight and penstrokes.

Participants will be working with 2 pencils to produce/explore italic letterforms, then have a go with brush or pen.

About Chris: He has been a calligrapher for many years but started out as an oil painter. He studied at Hornsey College, London before working as a ceramic artist at Royal Worcester, then became a teacher in Worcester, Widnes, Liverpool and Blackfyne Comprehensive School where he was Head of Art, taking over from Sheila Mackie and then Derwentside College.

He was a member of the Liverpool Academy and couldn’t help being inspired by meeting so many creative people. He has practised and taught fine art and calligraphy for over 30 years and is passionate about historical scripts, having studied many original manuscripts at Durham Cathedral library.

He also produces more abstract work combining colourful backgrounds with medieval text and has exhibited in both Durham Cathedral, Hexham Abbey and more recently here at the Heritage Centre.

Tickets for the workshop are limited to allow quality teaching and 1:1 time with participants, so book soon to avoid missing out.

Our café will be open for other refreshments.

Event Dates

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18th May 2024,
  • Standard
  • GBP 28.7
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