Calligraphy: Small Objects of Desire
Tutor in Residence
Gemma Black from Hobart
Gemma Black is a distinguished Australian calligrapher. She is a Churchill Fellow, a Guild Member of the Australian Society of Calligraphers and an Honoured Fellow of the prestigious Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. For over 20 years Gemma has taught extensively in Canberra and around Australia. She has also joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences and taught in the USA, Canada and the UK. Her work hangs in many private and public collections including a recent acquisition by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Parliament House, Canberra.
In this ten day workshop we will be creating works that are elegant and small. There will be an emphasis on very fine flourished Florentine writing with pen and ink along with very tiny-pencilled Romans.
When we start our calligraphic journey our intention is to make beautiful letters. We engage in the discipline of masting formal hands though we may lose the vitality and enthusiasm in our work. As a point of departure, we will start with flourished italic and move towards creating dynamic lines of writing with teensy Roman capitals. We will dare to move into unchartered waters and explore ways to invigorate our love for letters both well structured and newly developed. Specifically our aim will be to gain mastery of our calligraphy and texts through small objects of desire.
An estimated material cost of $70.00 to $100.00, plus $20 for materials that may be bought from the tutor. A list of requirements will be sent on enrolment, or you can request a copy for your perusal
An enrolment form is available either by printing a form or contacting the office.