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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2016, Part II–Trois Gothiques/Three Gothic Scripts

The Abbatiale–the Abbey church. Views that never become boring. Nor does the contrast of red geraniums with the verdant pre-alpine summer. Three Gothics? Why not! Textura, Flemish Bâtarde, & Fraktur. Adjacent scripts with their associated flourishes and decoration styles, and modern … Continue reading

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Laya Point Permaculture 2016–The Second Calligraphy Course: English and Catalan notarial scripts of the XIIII Century

Here we are, back in the lush Lake District, carrying on with our plan to offer historical scripts in a cool, green location in high Summer. Such lovely light in the classroom. Perfect for writing– unless you are easily distracted … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2015, Part II–Celtic

Always, always the abbatiale presiding over the Community, the village, & the courses. (Françoise Sellier? Cette photo est à toi?) Now celtique–insular scripts and decoration. The styles of the Book of Kells, Lindisfarne, Saint-Gatien, Mulling, Echternach, and many others. Here we are … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2015, Part I — Italique

As an introduction to calligraphy, we believe that Italic and Carolingian are the best (but not necessarily the easiest) scripts to begin with. In the days when there were still stages called “Deuxième Niveau“, having attended one session each of Italic … Continue reading

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Laya Point Permaculture 2015–The First Calligraphy Course: Catalan Carolingian Calligraphy

Laya Point Permaculture is a richly beautiful smallholding in the English Lake District, a region celebrated for its luscious views, romantic landscapes and (surprise!) lakes. This summer for the first time we succumbed to the blandishments of Keith’s godson Tom … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014 Part 2

Ah, dusk. Twilight, gloaming…crepuscular lighting. I haven’t found a time of day when Saint-Antoine is not photogenic. Expressive majuscules…Beginning with looking at examples of simple capitals, and a variety of layouts… Looking at some uncommon majuscule forms from manuscripts… Everyone … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014, Part I

The view from the garden. Where does lunch come from? Skies, grass, water… I know the titles of the Saint-Antoine posts are very dull, but they reflect continuity. Neither Saint-Antoine nor the classes are dull, though. Everyone is paying attention … Continue reading

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