Dates for Workshops 2021 held by New Zealand Calligraphers Society at Gifford Gallery, 27a Poronui Street, Mount Eden, Auckland

MARCH 7th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Work and Share
APRIL 11th – Workshop, Details to come
MAY 2nd, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Work and Share
JUNE 13th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – AGM
JULY 4th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Workshop
AUGUST 1st, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Work and Share
SEPTEMBER 5th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Workshop
OCTOBER 3rd, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Work and Share
NOVEMBER 7th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Workshop with Marian Riddell
DECEMBER 5th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm – End of Year Party

Classes taught by calligrapher Margaret Woollett in the coming months. f there is a class you would like to participate in and feel free to send an email at to confirm your placement.

Saturday 02nd October        “Beyond Beginner Pens” 

 Learn to use a metal Pen nib and Reservoir. Learn the ‘How’ of pen nibs, using Inks, Watercolor and Gouache.

Costs $130.00     9:30am – 4:00pm    Maximum Students 10

Saturday 16th October           “Pointed Pen Lettering”

   Copperplate/Spencerian and Modern Lettering styles of writing, using a pointed metal pen nib and pigments.

Costs $130.00         9:30am – 4:00pm     Maximum Students 10

Saturday 30th October         ” Embossed Design” 

     Learn how to make that subtle play of light and shadow, with crisp sharp lines on paper, Hand emboss paper using tools you have at home.

Come and create a simple book filled with embossed ideas.

Costs $145.00         9:30am – 4:00pm     Maximum Students 10

Saturday 06th November         ” Pens Pigments Paper”

The opportunity to learn and play with different pens, papers and pigments. I will share from my years of experience..How, what, and which works best.

This class will take your calligraphic journey to the next level in learning how to use Pens, Papers and Pigments in making a project.

Costs $130.00    9:30am – 4;00pm       Maximum Students 10

Saturday 20th November          “Gold Foiling”

 You will learn techniques that you can do at home , with no specialist tools required.

Find out what works best. We will foil letters on paper, bring golden accents to our calligraphic lettering and also smother small objects in Gold!

Costs $145.00     9:30am – 4:00pm    Maximum Students 10

Saturday 27th November         “Make A Simple Bound Book” 

Learn how to make a simple bound and sewn book that you could replicate as a Christmas gift! Simple BookBinding requires no specialist tools and is a lot of fun.

Learn the ‘How’ of sewing and binding, you will take home a book of your making at the completion of the Workshop. 

Costs $145.00     9:30am – 4:00pm    Maximum Students 10

Saturday 4th December           “Christmas Gold Foiling”  

We will use Christmas themed Gold Foiling ideas and designs, learning to foil lettering, and small objects that you will take home with you.

Learn what works best, the ‘how to’ of gold foil, with no special tools required.

Costs  $145.00      9:30am – 4:00pm      Maximum Students 10

Tuesday Evening Class

Learn Beginning Oct 26Nov 30 Learn Italic  over 6 weeks

Learn in more depth, the finer details of Italic Lettering, the different ways it can be written and how we can add a modern twist to these letters.

Come in the evening and allow yourself time over the days in between lessons to absorb and practice your learning.

Beginning Oct 26Nov 30       Costs $130.00    7:00pm – 9:00pm     

Tuesday Evening     Maximum Students 6

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