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The Handwritten Word

July 14 & 15 2018

Tutor: Kathryn John

At Dove Studios, Butleigh

Course times: 10am – 4pm

 

When was the last time you sat down and wrote with ink and paper? Scribbled out a misspelled word or found spots of leaked ink upon your fingers from a malfunctioning pen?

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Markmaking

At a time when our lives and lists, stories and notes have become part of a digital world we will spend a weekend together getting back in touch with the flow of the handwritten word. We will explore using experimental processes to get us moving and making marks.

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Sgraffito with charcoal rubbed in

With full permission to get it wrong, to make a mess, we will return to the joy of what it is to write with our whole bodies and not just the tips of our fingers. Using handmade vegetable, oak gall and berry inks and a variety of writing instruments – including handcrafted tools!

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Kathryn John: homemade beetroot ink written with a stick

We will re-find the beauty in own scripts, along with cheating our way to some mouthwatering calligraphy. A fun workshop that will begin with us exploring the land at The Dove for inspiration, and end with us taking home a finished handwritten piece of work and a renewed love for our own handwriting.

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Kathryn John’s handwriting on the Dove Arts flyer (homemade oak gall ink)

If you are interested in coming on this course, please email bronbradshaw@yahoo.com, or message dovearts on facebook.

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