July Scriptorium: Attavanti Made Easy

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, July 20th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for July will be “Attavanti Made Easy” taught by THL Rachel Delicieux.

Easy shading and design tricks to get those perfect “mirror image” acanthus leaves and jewels to POP off the page. If you can free-hand a few acanthus leaves, draw a circle and can make a thin line with a brush, you already have all the skills you need. Please bring your own paints and brushes, as well as a fine lead mechanical pencil. By the end of the class everyone will be well on their way to producing a scroll blank in the style of the panels found in the artwork of Attavante degli Attavanti, with the knowledge needed to finish said blank on their own.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

June Scriptorium: Project Night / Small Group Workshops

Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!

This month, join us on Wednesday, June 15th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for June will be Open Project and Small Group Workshop Night.

Bring your current assignment, or something that you’re currently learning, practicing or tinkering with. Lots of table space will be made available. Be careful if the recipient is a local scribe, though; we love looking over each other’s shoulders, and we wouldn’t want the surprise to be ruined! 🙂

Alternately, do you have something you’ve been curious about trying? Chances are someone in the local scribal community has already tried it! Send your requests to Kameshima at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org and we will do our best to try to arrange someone to work with you in a small-group scenario for some or all of the evening. Or if you don’t want to plan that far ahead, just show up and ask! We are a friendly bunch that love to share our knowledge and experience.

Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

May Scriptorium

Gilded Note Cards
Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30-9:30pm
Pake Room, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at gilding with real gold leaf but have been intimidated by the prospect?

Then come to this Gilding workshop, where you will learn to use a variety of binding mediums and how to apply gold leaf.

All participants will gild a notecard that they may keep for
themselves or donate to Their Majesties.. There is a $3.00 fee for materials.

Questions may be sent to mistressantoinettedelacroix at gmail dot com

Reminder: Scriptorium tonight

From the event listing:

Scriptorium will be held at the home of Kameshima Zentaro Umakai and Isabel Fleuretan Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at 7:30PM.

An open roundtable on all things scribal, including what YOU would like to see in a Scriptorium! Do you want open project nights? Classes? Small-group workshops? We can make all these things happen, but we would like your input! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up a brush or pen, or if you’ve been creating scrolls for 30 years, all are welcome. This is your Scriptorium.