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North London Lettering Associations Final meeting !
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Tuesday April 17th was a very sad evening as it was the last meeting after 17 years !
We had a good turn out of old and new members to say “farewell” to this great group of people.
Nicky was presented with a lovely letter carving from Simon and thanked for her continual support and hard work which has kept the group going over the past few years!
We enjoyed a lovely talk from Chrissie Nichols telling us about her work and life as a calligrapher, artist, mapmaker, bookmaker etc etc… fascinating , a great way to end…
Unfortunately , it’s the end of the group but not the friendship and common interests , so we will still see each other in a different capacity to share in our love of all things Calligraphic!

South London Lettering Association Programme 2018

January 2018

Sculpted Letters with Jan Pickett

Schedule & Recurrence Details

January 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue Display Info

Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre

337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom + Google Map

£30

 One stage further into the delicious world of cut letters, with subtle shapes and shadows to tempt your taste! After an initial refresher of paper cutting, working mainly white on white, we explore layered letters, super sculptured letters with additional decoration. All in all not to be missed…so come and enjoy the fun!   Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the…

March 2018

 Brush Lettering on Stones and Slates with Rosella Garavaglia 

Schedule & Recurrence Details

March 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue Display Info

Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre

337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom + Google Map

£30

We’ll be painting letters words or phrases on pebbles and stone (slate tiles for example) using gouache and acrylics. Experience with brush writing will be desirable but otherwise a reasonable control of the brush as a painting tool will be helpful. I always admire the expressive power of lettering painted on natural forms designed and modelled by mother nature. The 3 dimentional quality of pebbles will challenge our skills and stretch our imagination. They’re often used at weddings as place…

May 2018

Gilding with Tim Noad 

Schedule & Recurrence Details

May 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue Display Info

Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre

337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom + Google Map

£30

More details to follow.  Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the event. If you are a non-member, you can register your interest for the workshop and your place will be confirmed once priority booking closes. If you’d like to join SLLA and receive priority benefits, please visit our Become a Member webpage. How to Enrol Please email Nicola Dunn, our…

June 2018

Studying The Cnut Hand with Viva Lloyd 

Schedule & Recurrence Details

June 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue Display Info

Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre

337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom + Google Map

£30

We shall be studying the script of an 11th century scribe Eadui Basan.  This takes basic Foundational (English Carolingian) and makes it sophisticated and elegant.  After mastering the script students can experiment with changes in weight Workshop Fee £25: SLLA/NLLA members £30: non-members We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the event. If you are a non-member, you can register your interest for the workshop and your place…

August 2018

Quick, fun backgrounds and decorative techniques with Nicola Dunn 

Schedule & Recurrence Details

August 4 @ 10:00 am

Venue Display Info

Aspire Centre, Southfields Community Centre

337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom + Google Map

£30

A summer holiday workshop, with no stress where we will cover a range of background techniques and a few paper folding/embossing projects too – time permitting.We will start with paste painting and paper marbling using shaving foam as a base, then a bit of printing using fun foam sheets. In the afternoon we will do the ‘cleaner’ techniques of paper embossing and make Lotus folded cards and flip lop cards using some of the decorated papers from the morning session.…