Saturday, March 17
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45.00 (HST included) plus $10.00 Materials Fee payable to instructor at class
Register Over-the-Phone (905-713-1818) or In-Person (no online registration)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by unraveling the rich cultural history of Celtic knotwork in this half-day workshop. Come and explore this addictive art form of creating shapes and patterns based on those found in Irish and Scottish manuscripts, such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and The Book of Kells. You will learn basic techniques for forming interlaced cords on graph paper, and then move to discovering methods for designing your own knots, as well as plenty of techniques for embellishing and adding beauty and complexity to your designs. You will leave this workshop with your own uniquely created coloured Celtic knot design along with the knowledge of how to replicate and expand on it. Bring a ruler, pencil, and eraser; the rest of the materials will be supplied in class.
Instructor Diannah Benson has studied and practiced a variety of art forms since the 1970s. She taught calligraphy, Celtic knotwork, card making, carving rubber stamps, origami, blind embossing, and other fun projects with the Etobicoke Board of Education for ten years prior to moving to Muskoka. Her lettering exemplar for the Spencerian script appeared in the Speedball Handbook and her work has been published in a number of art books. She is a certified to teach calligraphy through the Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto.