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Calligraphy as Mindful Writing – 6 week course
September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 23, 2019
Discover your inner world of calm through an outward act of craft. No previous experience is needed just an ability to hold a pen. Over a 6 week period Siobhan will guide you through principles and simple alphabet s using Foundation and the Uncial style, the iconic Irish script that we are so familiar with. Each session begins with discussions and demonstrations followed by a quiet period with music to practice. Each participant is encouraged to create their own piece either a word or phrase that resonates with them.
Week 1. Confidence through attention
Week 2. Finding Patience through attention
Week 3. Creativity through attention
Week 4. Non Judgement -playing with words
Week 5. Concentration without distraction
Week 6. Satisfaction through completion
As Calligraphy was initially developed for scriptural study it is intended that the beginning of each class will consist of a fifteen minute ‘quiet time’ where participants may read /reflect or meditate.
Materials List: Calligraphy as Mindful writing
Quotation/ Poem/Message/ that personally resonates
A4 layout pad & A3 Cartridge paper- just a few sheets
2B pencils, putty rubber, clear ruler, ink
Kitchen roll- a few sheets
Tiny jar for water with lid, plus small bottle of water
Old toothbrush ( for cleaning) nib
Specific to this course Dip pen nib: Brause 2 mm nib and holder €5 in total from:
The Pen Corner, 12 College Green, Dublin tel: 016793641
About Siobhan Campbell
Siobhan has a keen passion to make Art and its story accessible to as many people as possible; she has worked in the Primary and Post Primary Art Education sector for 17 years. Currently Siobhan is delivering public lectures both for the RDS and ‘Friends’ of the National Gallery and runs private guided tours for the WB Yeats exhibit in the National Library.
She trained under the inspirational ceramicist Peter Brennan in the Blackrock Technical School in the early 70s and graduated from Trinity in 1978.Since 2011 she moved into Teacher Training and served with the PDST (Professional Development Secondary Teachers) in presenting CPD courses for registered Art teachers throughout Ireland.www.Art4all.ie
Bookings must be made in advance – please contact Siobhan Campbell on 0876954183