Dear readers and prospective students,
I'll be teaching three different workshops during the spring months. Below are descriptions and contact information for each but you may also email me directly for more information. I've listed them in chronological order:
The Foundational Hand, A One-Day Review of a Classic Style of Calligraphy
Sponsored by The Society for Calligraphy and Handwriting (SCH)
The Foundational Hand is an upright style based on the circle and originally derived from the earlier Carolingian style of lettering. This "learning" hand was developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century in England. Highly legible but a challenge to do well, Foundational letterforms always keep calligraphers disciplined and looking closely at letter shapes. Broad-edged pens are used for the classic letters, but monoline and pointed pens can be used for more casual variations. In this class, we will review the lower case letters, practice them with Uncials as caps, and try our hand at some variations.
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 9:30-4:30 at a location in Renton, WA
To register, click HERE
Cost: $65 for SCH members, $90 for non-members (includes one year membership in SCH). A modest supply fee will cover classroom materials I will provide.
A short list of supplies to bring to class will be sent to those who register.
Contact: Sue Gruhn ~ firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-821-3164
Versals for Everyday Use, A Two-hour Workshop at Letters of Joy, Regional Conference at Edmonds Community College, May 2 & 3, 2014. Classes are held on Saturday, May 3, 9 AM to 5 PM. Sponsored by Write On Calligraphers (WOC) of Edmonds, WA.
With a monoline pen and some added color, create titles or names of any size with casual majuscules based loosely on historic versal letters.
My class is one of many being offered at Letters of Joy. To receive a copy of the brochure with registration information, please contact Katy Callahan Huston at email@example.com, 206-619-6039. Registration forms should be mailed on March 17 for best choices. There are three, 2-hour classes and a lunch included in the fee of $100 for non-members, $85 for members of WOC. My class will be offered during all three sessions.
I have been invited to teach The Artful Map again at the North Cascades Institute Environmental Learning Center. The dates are June 20-22, 2014. There is no more beautiful location for a workshop retreat than this one. Here is a description of the class with a link to register for this year's offering:
This will be the more compact version of The Artful Map. An intensive course (you may also choose to be more casual in your work & play!) in personal map design, participants are led through exercises in examining antique, hand-drawn maps, basic map drawing, and "surveying" outdoors to arrive at an approach to creating their own map of the region or of a personally preferred location (this has become more common). I have taught this course three times at the Learning Center where the classroom has always teemed with productive creativity. There's lots of one-on-one coaching and support for all students regardless of skill level. Please see previous map workshop reviews here. You will be directed to a long column of posts--please scroll down to see comprehensive class reviews.
To register now: CLICK HERE. I look forward to working with you! Feel free to email me with questions.