The first of the moons of August, setting over the roofs of Saint-Antoine.
Next up: Anglaise. Sometimes known as “copperplate” in the anglophone world:
I did manage to solve the Canine Complication in time to arrive for the second week – which was just as well, as K was planning to attend this week as a student, and I was supposed to be the instructor. It is always wonderful to have Oriol Miró in a class – and an honour (he does keep claiming [so far] that our Saint-Antoine courses are els millors cursos de cal·ligrafia del planeta, even though he teaches his own fabulous courses at Els Àngels [Catalonia] and at Løgumkloster Højskole [Denmark]). He brought a comet’s tail of his own students – the Catalans (teachers themselves) Laia Soler, Ingrid Marquès; Ingjerd Broch from Norway, Monica Mediano from Madrid…
There’s always somebody who escaped my camera or K’s…Do any of you have more photos to share?
Especially of your (or others’) work? Because I haven’t much that’s in focus from the end-of-course exhibition. Please e-mail it to me, if you are willing to share!
And now, the view from the back of the class:
Mesdames, messieurs, I await your comments and photos!
Update! Additional photos from Christiane (a couple above, and the abat-jour in Part 3 are from Christiane, also):
Assorted profs – Keith helpfully sticking up demonstration paper
Amanda, trying to demonstrate a particular flourishWhen done well (better than here) it makes a pleasant heartshapeI meant to demonstrate everyone’s name – maybe not quite so “over-the-top” in the area of decoration. Bother me about it, and I’ll try to get around to it.Christiane obviously photographed me photographing NadineIngjerd, hard at work on a project for her exhibition which is still up at the time of writing (Ingjerd, have you a link to the exhibition, not just to your website?)And Ingjerd wearing her silk blouse, freshly hand-painted with an I by Keith, by Keith (this particular photo is by Amanda, but it wanted to fit in here):A photo of another of Nadine’s pieces
Keith escaped to the sanctuary of the Salle Iris. Cristina craftily trying out ideas for a calligraphic advent calendarAmanda, by Keith, I thinkKeith – escaping to the Salle Iris is productiveOriol, just finding the text…I’ll be happy to add more photos! Here’s one from the end-of-stage exhibition. I know you took more- please send them!
Nadine Martello, Christiane Soufflet, Bernard Vanmalle, Cristina Gascón, Keith Adams