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?
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.
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!
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.
If you are interested in coming on this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message dovearts on facebook.