This course is for anyone interested in text as communication – it is suitable for those with an interest in textile arts, but also suitable for other creative areas, such as a writer, artist, philosopher, actor, musician, graphic designer or simply wanting to discover a more profound personal means of communication.
The course will comprise group work/individual project work, and a presentation of the tutor's working process and past projects. There will also be practical demonstrations and the opportunity to work one-to-one with the tutor alongside plenty of constructive dialogue. You are equally encouraged to turn up and enjoy the freedom of a shared creative space.
You will explore:
How to reveal the essence of a text
How to get to the heart of a story
The presence and individual identity of handwriting
How to follow an idea through from concept to creation without losing spontaneity and authenticity
There will be practical exercises on:
Finding your authentic mark
Analysing different scripts
Different hand stitch involved in writing with a needle
Stitching over lettering to gain confidence
Writing with a needle - how to break down a script stitch by stitch
Loosening up and interpreting the text
Intention behind mark-making
Conveying emotion in text and language
Collaborating effectively on creative project
Writing with a variety of different tools – a needle included
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Rosalind Wyatt trained initially in Calligraphy and Bookbinding then completed an MA at the RCA in textiles. She now works as a studio based artist in London. Calligraphy commissions include work for film and TV , interiors and fashion. She recently completed a calligraphic hand bound book for The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.