Welcome to the West Country Scribes website
We are a small and friendly calligraphy group who meet near Wellington, Taunton, Somerset, aiming to develop our own skills and encourage calligraphy locally. We are affiliated to the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society [CLAS].
We hold regular workshops through the year, and we exhibit our work every alternate year.
2019 Programme: click here
We welcome new members who would like to take the opportunity of developing their calligraphy and exploring what is possible in this absorbing skill. You can be assured of a warm welcome with plenty of encouragement.
September Workshop: We had a very absorbing day with Marion McKenzie who demonstrated Insular (Anglo-Saxon) Minuscules. Such concentration to twiddle the pen for those descenders!! Some efforts are shown below:
Next Meeting: Saturday 19 October 2019
Our next workshop will be "a different kind of a day". Some members are submitting work for the CLAS Certificate in November. To assist progress, Dee Howley Gibbs will join us for a critique and discussion, followed after lunch by a slideshow on the CLAS Diploma. (Cost £25, and all are welcome to participate whether doing the Certificate or not as the discussions will, we are sure, be very valuable.)
For those who prefer to follow their own projects, there is a normal untutored workshop. (Cost £10)
Our next tutored workshop will be on
Saturday 9th November
PENNING A RAINBOW with Josie Brown
click here for details
Meetings are held in Rockwell Green Village Hall, Popes Lane, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9BU.
Our meetings are open to members and non-members, but booking is essential.