Don't forget to check out the calligraphy guild schedule & see
what they are teaching at their meetings!
Pens, Projects & Problems
for beginning or intermediate level students
Instructor: Muffy German
Date:Wed. April 24-May 29, 6-8:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop/ 80 Audubon St., New Haven
(203)562-4927 or creativeartsworkshop.org
This course is tailored to students who have taken one or two introductory courses and still have questions about tools and techniques. Topics will include how to correct mistakes and repair pens, writing in gold and silver, using paint instead of ink, and layout techniques. Students will be encouraged to work on individual projects.
FREE LECTURE by LAURIE DOCTOR
Date & Time: Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM
Location: at the Lodge building, Rt 234 North Stonington
from the junction of I-95 and Rt 234, go east another mile or so, lodge is on the right
Title: Chance Images: What Leonardo da Vinci, Lewis Carroll and a
Buddhist Monk have to say about being a maker of art
Join us for a talk and slide show about how we integrate technique, the skills we learn-
with imagination and what we cannot see. How does staying current with our dreams
develop character and help us stand behind our work? What do artists from our past
say in words and pictures about this way of working?
Flotsam & Jetsam Workshop
Laurie Doctor Workshop
Date: May 4-5, 2013
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: Lodge Building on Rt 234
Painting & Writing in Pieces with Laurie Doctor
I have just begun work on a collaborative project called Messages Lost in Time. I find scraps of paper in my studio from years ago where I have scrawled: speechless mute melliflerous motet or olive oil, pepper, bread and onions. Other papers have bits of color or stitching, perhaps a coffee ring. In this class we will begin with scraps we have gathered, and perhaps exchanged. These bits and pieces will be the beginning of finding a thread that connects the writing and painting that we do. We will use collage, drawing, painting and writing techniques. Color studies, composition and writing techniques will be part of the exploration. Inspiration will come from music and poetry in a contemplative atmosphere.
samples of her work can be seen at: http://lauriedoctor.com/
Exercises will foster quality of line, seeing with the eyes of an artist, and doing work that is particular to each student. Each student will be responsible for choosing a subject that they return to.
Cost: $170 for non-members; $150 for members
Payment due April 20, 2013
Check payable to Mysticalligraphers
Mail to: Maureen Gilardi, 38 Russel St. Mystic CT 06355
Questions to Barbara at BLRPEN@Comast.net
Batik Workshop with Carol Pallesen
A weekend workshop sponsored by the Mysticalligraphers
Instructor: Carol Pallesen from Nevada
Date: October 26 & 27, 2013
Creating art cards by hand is an exciting and enjoyable experience. Using hot wax on paper, we will draw lines and shapes which will later be brightly colored with dyes. Batik comes from Malay, from Javanese,“painted.” Eighteen, beautiful, unique will be produced in the pleasurable class. The first day, we will prepare Arches Text laid paper and then apply our wax designs. In addition, a monoline alphabet suitable to use on the cards will be presented. The second day, we will iron out the wax, prepare paper for the inside, sew in these papers, write on the cards, and assemble the cards with the envelopes. There will be a $25-$30 materials fee for Arches Text laid paper, envelopes , inserts, wax, dyes, and tjanting tools. Carol will collect this fee at the workshop.
Carol Pallesen has been teaching calligraphy and related book arts classes for more than 30 years. She loves to share her knowledge and believes that teaching is the most important thing she does. Her studio, the Silent Hand Scriptorium, is the site of her Reno, Nevada business where she works on Commissions and her artist books. Carol conducts workshops in USA, Canada and South Africa, and has taught at two international calligraphy conferences.
Time: 9AM to 4PM
Location : Coastal Lodge Building on Rte 234, ( 637 Pequot Trail), Stonington
Cost : Mysticalligraphers members $150 and $170 for non members
Check payable to Mysticalligraphers
Mail to: Maureen Gilardi, 38 Russell Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Payment due September 11, 2013
Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone
Adam Heller, West Warwick, RI
held on a regular basis
register with Adam to be notified of times
Although this weekend class will be geared toward beginners, all skill levels are welcome. There will be plenty of time for one on one instruction and questions. This class is an excellent introduction to carving traditional Roman V-cut letters in stone (both days recommended). We will be covering basic carving techniques for both incised lettering and simple bas-relief forms.
Teacher: Gail Turgeon, Mystic CT
Learn everything from basic hands in calligraphy to advanced skills such as gilding. Sessions run for two hours and are held in my studio at 53 Bayview Ave., Mystic, CT. The cost per session is twenty-five dollars. I run both morning and evening classes.
Contact: 860-536-8477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gail is co-president of Mysticalligraphers. She has studied calligraphy for over a decade, taking two year-long master classes with Reggie Ezell. She has also studied with noted calligraphers Peter Thornton, Gwen Weaver, Nancy Culmone, Lisa Engelbrecht, and Victoria Pittman. Gail worked for a year calligraphing the signage for the Mystic Noank Library. Her works can be viewed there and at guild and gallery shows.
Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Teacher: Lorelei Chang, Manchester CT
Private class $50 per person
Semi private $35 per person
Group lesson, 4 and more $20 per person
Fee includes ink and paper. Classes are ongoing.
Students need to bring their own calligraphy brush.
Lorelei Chang was born and raised in China. In January 2009, Her work was a Chinese Calligraphy award winner at the Tokyo Museum. The workshop introduces you to the one of the most beautiful Chinese ancient fine arts, the Chinese calligraphy which has thousands of years of history. Chinese calligraphy is not only a practical technique for writing Chinese characters, but also a unique oriental art of expression, a tool to help ease physicaly and mental tension, reduce stress and learn discipline. You will learn some basic elements, strokes and fundamental techniques of Chinese calligraphy brush work through this class. We will teach you to create your own piece of Chinese calligraphy on the traditional rice paper to take it home. Call: 860-648-1825
Where: Woodbridge (New Haven area)
Teacher: Muffy German
classes are ongoing: 203-387-2187