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COPPERPLATE: An Introduction to Script Lettering
The course will introduce script lettering in the copperplate style. We'll use an oblique nib holder, pointed nibs, ink and gouache. Previous calligraphy experience is not required for this course. We will also create a handmade book featuring the lettering learned in the course.
Cost: $125. Materials fee of $25 includes all the supplies necessary for class (collected during first class).
For those with calligraphy experience but want to continue developing their skills or want support with completing a project, please join us the same evening of the copperplate class. By arriving at 6:30, I am available to answer questions, establish goals and provide instruction prior to the copperplate students arriving at 7 pm.
Cost: $100. Materials fee of $10.
Batik Workshop with Carol Pallesen
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
Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone
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
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)
Recent classes have been taught at:
Debby Reelitz Studio, North Granby CT www.letteringdesign.com