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LetterLocking Workshop

16 March @ 14:00 16:00

Join artist Ashleigh Fisk at SET Lewisham for a day of workshops accompanying her solo show ‘I will live many years in this room’. Drawing on Ashleigh’s inspirations from historical practices we will explore ink-making in the morning and letterlocking in the afternoon. Feel free to bring along any additional materials to personalise what we explore together. 

Attendees are welcome to join either session, or come along to both for a full day of making. Both workshops are free and all materials are provided. 

Letter Locking Workshop
Saturday 16 March, 2 – 4pm

Join artist Ashleigh Fisk for a Letter Locking workshop, following the morning’s gall ink-making session. In this workshop, participants will take an experimental approach to folding, cutting and thinking through letters as art objects.

Drawing inspiration from early modern letterlocking practices to Emily Dickinson’s envelope poems, attendees will explore folding, cutting, weaving, and sewing paper to create intricate and secretive letter forms. Using the oak gall ink made earlier in the day, participants will add personal touches through writing, mark-making, or drawing.

Experimentation is encouraged, with the opportunity to incorporate elements such as wax seals, exterior paper locks, and any other creative additions. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with newfound skills in crafting secret letters and their own locked letter creations.

All materials will be provided but feel free to bring along any materials you’d like to incorporate into your designs, such as objects for making impressions in wax or preferred writing and painting implements. 

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Unit 1, Lewisham Retail Park
London, SE13 7RZ United Kingdom