Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Calligraphic Mark with Peter Gilderdale
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Being held October 27th 1pm - 4pm in UTC+13, at the AUT 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland.

A three hour workshop in conjunction with the Association of Book Crafts NZ International Conference 2014. Cost: $65 per person

Many book artists have considerable experience of calligraphy. Some have very little. This workshop aims to cater to both groups by concentrating on the nature of the calligraphic mark. We will look at the way that marks are not only the product of the intersection between mind and materials, but also are heavily affected by the body. It will show how simple changes in posture and grip can drastically affect the quality of line that is created. Different alphabets will be introduced for different levels of skill, but the intention is to expand the calligraphic skills of each participant, in ways tailored to their prior knowledge. Participants will need to bring some basic calligraphic tools and papers with them, but a variety of unusual tools will also be available to experiment with.

Peter Gilderdale is a former president of New Zealand Calligraphers who has worked in calligraphy for over 30 years. He led AUT's Graphic Design department for half of that time. As a calligrapher he has exhibited in England, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand, and has taught workshops in all of those countries. He is also a historian and has written extensively on the history of calligraphy. Perhaps his best known work is his gothic lettering on the wine labels of Marisco Vineyards' 'Kings Series'.
Please register your interest to attend this workshop with Mary Molloy: ph. 64 09 298 9288

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Massimo Polello Workshop

For more information please contact a member of the committee by email. This workshop is already oversubscribed and we have started a waiting list. Massimo is very particular about the number of people attending his workshop, normally it is set at 15.