Write On Calligraphers | The Wonders of Versals and Compound Letter Forms with Gemma Black

The Wonders of Versals and Compound Letter Forms with Gemma Black

Date(s): 05/05/2019 - 05/06/2019
All Day



The Wonders of Versals and Compound Letter Forms with Gemma Black

Come and explore exquisite versal forms from every genre. In this workshop we will touch on the basic versal, the versal history then experience chronological examples from the Grandval Bible through to Irene Wellington, the more contemporary and beyond. Traditional techniques will be learnt along with new and more gestural versal forms. The outcome of this class will give you sound structural knowledge of letterforms, show possibilities of what can and can’t be done. Leaving you more confident in working with both traditional and contemporary versals. Gemma is an artist, teacher and calligraphic-designer from Tasmania, Australia. She received a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Europe and is an Honoured Fellow and Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. Gemma runs a successful studio practice and teaches for art, calligraphy, bookbinding and craft organisations across Australia. Gemma has also joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences in Italy, Germany, the USA, Canada, Sweden and the UK. Her work is housed in private and public collections and is also represented in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament, Letterform Archive San Francisco and Parliament House Canberra. Her major works for the Commonwealth Government include the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous People, the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians, the Former Child Migrants and the National Apology for Forced Adoption. A fourth manuscript, National Apology to Victims & Survivors of Institutional Sexual Abuse, has just been completed. Gemma is a dynamic and informative teacher.


May 5-6, 2019
9:30 AM -4:30 PM
At ArtWorks
201 Second Avenue South
Edmonds, Washington

$130.00 WOC Members
$165.00 Non-Members
$160.00 Non-Member Canadian

Mail on or after April 3, 2019. Early applications will go to the bottom of the inkwell, Confirmation will be sent via email. Priority will be given to WOC Members.
Make check payable to WOC and send with registration form to: WOC Workshop, c/o Kathy Barker, 2171 Killarney Way, Bellevue WA 98004
Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given one (1) month in advance of a workshop. No refunds less than two (2) weeks before the workshop, unless the spot can be filled from the waiting list. All refunds are subject to a $10.00 administration fee. Questions: Contact Kathy Barker at [email protected] or Nan Robkin at [email protected]

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