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Welcome to the PAScribe.

PAScribe began as a shortening of the longer name of Paul Antonio Scribe. I dislike long email addresses and thought, hummmm, P A Scribe could work. Once I started using it for my emails, it seemed a normal progression to use it on my social media which was only in its nascent stages in 2010. What I didn’t expect was for it to take off the way it did.
In my mind it is P A Scribe, but, to many people, it seems to have morphed into Pah-Scribe, which always makes me chuckle a little when people say this. Whichever way it is a said, I respond to it with a smile.

I began my academic studies at The Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading where I studied Letterform History. I then went on to a 2year practical course at Reigate School of Art and Design where I trained as a Calligrapher, Gilder and Heraldic Artist then returned to my academic studies at Birkbeck University where I studied English Palaeography 600 – 1600, Arabic Calligraphy, Archaeological Illustration and Middle Kingdom Ancient Egyptian.

What PAScribe has become was not something I planned, and, in the end, I decided the shortened version of the brand name should become the name I use for my calligraphy related work and projects. As the brand grew so too did what it was associated with and what it was applied to. By 2019 it was associated with the grids I shared as well as a robust Instagram feed with a lot of teaching content to help those interested in learning this wonderful craft.

In 2021 PAScribe began to represent my online teaching persona as well as products which began to grow out of necessity. Mid 2021 the first of the PAScribe products was launched in conjunction with Rhodia as the PAScribe x Rhodia Pads, this was soon followed by the PAScribe Lining Template which helps to rule accurate lines on the PAScribe Rhodia Pads, other blank pads and on blanks sheets of paper.

Teaching became a huge focus for me in 2021 and the move to the New Zenler platform really helped to transform the brand, so much so, I decided the teaching needed to be separated into three schools; The Scriptorium would concentrate on the teaching of Calligraphy where the aim would be longer lectures, classes of 2hours and workshops of 10hours, The Manuscript Academy would be 2hour bite-sized chunk classes of manuscript illustration, illumination, and border work, and The Healing Academy would be somewhere I can build on the magic of the ‘Calligraphy & Meditation Classes’.

My primary focus has always been helping practitioners gain a deeper insight into the learning of calligraphy and manuscript illumination using a unique blend of traditional teaching techniques and innovative methods I developed through my research into letterforms and the time I spend thinking about underlying precepts of writing.
As I contemplate the future of PAScribe I see so much in store for the many ways I feel I can help practitioners learn, improve, grow and blossom in their practice of this wonderful craft we love so much.

LECTURES, CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

PASCRIBE SCHOOLS

The Manuscript Academy

The Manuscript Academy The Manuscript Academy is focused on the teaching of Manuscript Illumination, Manuscript Illustration and Border work as well as the use of Gold and Painting Techniques used in illuminated manuscripts through the Western Calligraphic tradition. Classes are 2hours long with a 1hour Q&A to answer your questions about the topic taught in [...]

The PASCRIBE Scriptorium

The PASCRIBE Scriptorium The PAScribe Scriptorium is about the teaching of calligraphy both historical and contemporary. The school is comprised of Lectures, Classes and Workshop. All events in the school have a 1hour Q&A, at the end of each event, to help you consolidate your learning. The aim of this school is to assist students in [...]

The Healing Academy

The Healing Academy The Healing Academy arouse out of the need for students wanting to use their calligraphic practice as a form of meditation and deeper self-awareness and healing. I felt it necessary to separate this practice from the calligraphy only practice as the mindset here is different and those wanting to work on themselves [...]

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