Mansfield & District

Calligraphy

The Calligraphy Group meets at Marilyn Jones’s home twice a month on a Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon. The dates will be agreed monthly by all the members.

Marilyn has been running a Calligraphy Group for three years. The remaining members have joined Mansfield U3A so that everyone will be together.

Mansfield U3A's Calligraphy Group will enable members to share knowledge and learn new Calligraphy styles beginning with Foundational Hand and later on Italics.

Learn the art of beautiful writing, beginning with Foundational Hand. Learn through practice, videos, and more practice. Usually twice monthly on dates to be agreed with the group, so there is flexibility. To start with bring along an A4 ruled pad, or an A4 Layout pad.... either is fine.

Members can try out different pens, nibs, and inks initially that are in Marilyn’s stash, until they find what is suitable for them.

The group is always open to new suggestions according to members' interests and provides the opportunity to try out something new. Beginners as well as experienced Calligraphers are welcome.

A Facebook Group Calligraphy Capers has been set up especially for the Calligraphy Group. This enables members to get access to practice and tracing sheets, help and support whenever they need it between Group meetings.

Links to a OneDrive (Cloud Storage) folder is available where there is much more documentation and practice sheets that can be downloaded and printed out as and when required.

Members can source their own pens and other materials and a Treasurer has been appointed to keep track of any money when the members want to order materials collectively to share the costs (P&P and sometimes reductions when you buy more than one).

November's next meeting will be the 28th and the miniscule letters t, f, k, s, g will be covered.

December's meeting dates will be 12th and 19th when we will begin Skeleton Capitals, and Capitals C, I, H, J, K, O, Q letters. We also hope to make some Christmas Cards using our new Calligraphy skills.

For information of all activities, please go to the Events page.

£1 cost for refreshments weekly for tea/coffee and home-made cakes.

Contact the Group Leader Marilyn Jones via email: marilyn.jones1947@gmail.com or Landline 01773 819155 for more information.

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Afternoon Teas Antiques and Collectables *
Beadwork Bowls
Bridge Calligraphy
Chat and Stitch Cinema
Classical Music Craft Workshop
Current Affairs Family History
Film Studies * Garden Visits
Gardening Golf
Hikers History
International Dining Mini Breaks
Popular Music Appreciation Pudding Club
Read a little Aloud Reading 1
Reading 2 Sci. Tech.
Scrabble Shufflers*
Soft Tennis /Table Tennis Solo Dining
Strollers Tai Chi
Theatre Visits Thoresby Holiday Group
Walkers Wine Appreciation 2 *
Wine Appreciation 3 * Writing for Pleasure