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.
2020 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.
We have started to choose a "word of the month" and bring a piece of calligraphy using that word. This month's word was Pandemonium. Some efforts are shown below
Our next meeting will be on
Saturday 21st March 2020:
Step Up Your Italics
with tutor Josie Brown
(for full details click here)
We all spend years trying to achieve a consistent and rhythmic Italic hand, and then realise what we now want is a script that can bend and flow and interpret the meaning of words in an expressive manner, which means breaking all the rules. This workshop offers stepped exercises to free-up your Italic and to personalise it with ‘intention’ as well as activities to take home.
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.