Here is a listing of classes and workshops in chronological order. Please write with questions:May 4, 2013, Letters of Joy
Letters of Joy is a regional calligraphy & arts conference open to the public. An evening presentation with noted Belgian calligrapher Yves Leterme precedes a full day of classes. Registration opens by mail on March 19. If you would like to attend, do not wait to request a brochure! Many classes fill up quickly; you will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices when you register. I will be teaching a 2-hour class on Foundational Hand, one of the primary calligraphic hands that is highly legible and the "foundation" of classic book fonts (including the font you are reading here!). I will also be teaching a 2-hour class in contrast to this. It is called "Balsa Wood Art" (my original class titles were edited) where common balsa wood pieces will be dipped into ink and used experimentally for design and lettering together. To receive a brochure and register for the conference, email Nan Robkin, conference co-chair, at email@example.com.
North Cascades Institute Environmental Learning Center: June 28 - 30, (Friday - Sunday) 2013.
Register now by calling (360) 854-2599. The class is now available for online registration: https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/the-artful-map-a-one-page-nature-journal.
This will be the more compact version of The Artful Map, A One-page Journal. An intensive course 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. I have taught this course twice at the Learning Center, where the classroom has 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.
Padilla Bay Estuarine Reserve in Bay View, WA near La Conner: July 13 & 14, 2013.
Summer Sojourn at Padilla Bay: Nature Journaling. This weekend workshop will be held in a great location, and for a very low price ($140 for two days, including a supply kit), just 90 minutes north of Seattle. Why is the price so low? The facility is a Federal Research Reserve, and the Foundation affiliated with it will not charge rent to use the wonderful classroom for this nature-related workshop. Registration is now open. Maximum class size: 14. Three spots remain available. Please register soon if you would like to attend. Call administrator Kay Reinhardt at 360-757-3234. Very affordable dormitory accommodations may be available at the Reserve for those who would like to reside there during the workshop. Please click here to see a review of a 2012 workshop held at the Padilla Bay location.