Monday, 8 July 2013


What a wonderful time I had last week, teaching at the Victorian Calligraphy Society's, Summer school in Winter. I taught the students how to make an altered book that they could then work in using their calligraphy techniques. You've never seen so much beautiful writing and flourishes all in one place. I've never attempted calligraphy, but I can certainly appreciate all of the work that goes into producing it. The tutors were encouraged to check out what was happening in each others classes. I felt almost compelled to lock our class room door when I saw how neat and tidy the other rooms were, not a pen out of place. Can't quite say the same for our room. Hand made stamps and printed papers adorned the tables, walls and floor. Paints, papers and general chaos everywhere, but we all had a good time.

What a marvellous group of students coming from all around Australia and Gillian even travelled from New Zealand.

back row: Gillian, Christine, Jacqui, Marg, Annie and Lyndall
front row: Eliza, Jo Ann, Wendy and Jane.

Pages from their gorgeous books.

Annie and Jo Ann's books

Christine and Marg's books

Eliza and Jaqui's books

Gillian and Wendy's books

Jane and Lyndall's books, the eyes in the centre of Jane's page on the left are mine. Jane very cleverly tore my photo from the workshop catalogue.

This was my sample book, the beautiful pieces of art in the squares were given to me by Marg, the photo doesn't do them justice.

Don't forget the special offer over at 21 Secrets for this month. See my previous post for details.

Thanks for visiting and I will be back shortly with photos of my next journal commission.


Heather said...

What beautiful pages - I need that class! Your students must have had a wonderful time with you.

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Ro what wonderful books these girls produced! You must be so proud of their efforts. Superb and inspiring!
I can just imagine the wonderful chaos in your room teaching.
I would have loved the day too!

Maggi said...

Beautiful results.

sue said...

You are a gifted teacher Ro and I can see just how happy your students are with their results! It is a good feeling to empower people to create! Yay!

Sue M said...

Oh they're stunning pages - I bet they all had a ball. I'd love to have seen them in reality - and as they work on them - but wow - what great work there.