Local Workshops & Classes

LOCAL WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7-8, 2017 –
KATHY MILICI –MODERN STORYBOOK SCRIPT WORKSHOP

Kathy Milici is an internally known calligrapher, designer, instructor and mentor. She happily admits to being obsessed with letters since early childhood. Owner of 24 Karat Designs Calligraphy Studio in Newton, New Jersey, her work has been seen in national magazines and on television. A member of the Society of Scribes in New York City, Kathy teaches both at home and travels the country, lecturing and teaching calligraphy and the related arts. The originator of Gratitude Script, a modern typeface, she also mentors fellow artists and students on how to create a living and maintain a viable business as a working artist. After 36 years as a professional calligrapher and teacher, Kathy is still enjoying her lifelong passion for “everything calligraphy”.
www.
24karatdesigns.com

MSS IAMPETH 2016001-006This playful alphabet has FUN written all over it! This charming, casual, easy script gives a fresh, modern twist to the traditional alphabet. On the first day of the workshop, you’ll first learn some of the tools of calligraphy and how to use them. Then you’ll learn a series of simple strokes that form this whimsical yet elegant alphabet; first lower case letters, then upper case capitals. We’ll also examine alternate design shapes, numbers and punctuation. Strokes into letters, letters to words, words to sentences…and voila! You have a brand new, useful and versatile alphabet style that is so easy to make uniquely your own! On the second day, we will first explore letter connectors, tricky ligature combinations, writing challenging words, building words into sentences, and text writing. Then we will explore the creation of a successful and balanced layout using the elements of composition, including spacing and proportion. We will also discuss how to choose the proper approach for the meaning of the words you choose to write, and examine successful design examples. Envelope addressing and a short quote layout will be used as exercises to better understand our goal.

This two-day workshop is for beginners and up. The cost is $150.00 for members, $175.00 for nonmembers (that includes membership through August 31, 2018). Workshop will be at Cor Jesu Academy,
10230 Gravois Road, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Any questions, contact Nancy Grable, Workshop Chair, nancygrable@chaarter.net. Mail your reservation with check, payable to St. Louis Calligraphy Guild, to Barb Reed, Treasurer, 5733 Lindenwood, STL MO 63109

Supply List: Straight Pen Holder, Speedball, black plastic, or your favorite holder
Oblique Pen Holder (optional)
3 Nikko G nibs, or your favorites (make sure the nib fits in your holder)
Other recommended nibs: Zebra G, Hunt 22, Blue Pumpkin (Brause 361 Steno),
Brause EF66, Gillott 303/404, Leonardt Principal.
Sumi Moon Palace Black Ink (green top) or your favorite black ink

Dinky Dips
12” clear plastic ruler
Pencil
Kneaded eraser
Plastic Pipette or Dropper Bottle
Borden and Riley Boris Marker Layout pad, 9 X 12, 50 sheets
Grid (graph) paper, a few sheets, I like 5 squares per inch (Rhodia ok too)
Tracing Paper, a few sheets
Viva Paper Towels (a few sheets)
Matches
Scotch Removable Tape (blue label, optional)
Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White
Fons and Porter White Mechanical Pencil
Extra Nibs
Factis Black Eraser
Dark colored card stock, a few sheets, 8 ½ X 11 (smooth surface, black ok)
Dark colored envelopes, different sizes, whatever you have
(I will provide some too)
Optional: Sakura Gelly Roll pens, gold or silver or sparkle
Colored Pencils, just a few colors
.

 

LOCAL CLASSES with LESLIE BARNES, CHERYL TEFFT  & JOANNE KLUBA

 

CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES  with Leslie Barnes

“Mastering Calligraphy” will be taught through Meramec Continuing Education on Mondays 9/14 – 11/2/2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM.  This class will study Chancery Cursive (also known as Italic).  You may study other hands during this class; we will work on your particular area of study as I work with students in the class.  Contact Leslie at 314-704-3656 or lesliecee@sbcglobal.net

 

CLASSES TAUGHT BY CHERYL TEFFT IN 2017

Cheryl teaches a wide variety of calligraphy classes, starting with a basic course sequence which gives complete beginners a strong foundation in calligraphy. It includes four courses taken in the following order:
1.
Beginning Calligraphy I (uncial)
2. Beginning Calligraphy II (italic)
3. Mastering Dip Pens
4. Beginning Copperplate

Cheryl Tefft Beginning Calligraphy1. Beginning Calligraphy I (uncial): If you have little or no previous experience studying calligraphy, here’s where to start. Wednesday evenings beginning September 20, at Parkway Northeast Middle School: https://prcommunityed.ce.eleyo.com/course/4600/2017-18-school-year/beginningcalligraphy

Next EVENING session: Wednesdays starting January 24, 2018 (9 weeks), 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Parkway Northeast Middle School; contact Parkway to register (as above)

Next DAYTIME session: Mondays starting January 8, 2018 (9 weeks), noon-2 p.m., at Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131); $200/student through 12/25/17; $245 thereafter. To register: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225).

Cheryl Tefft Beginning Calligraphy II

 

2. Beginning Calligraphy II (italic): Focuses on the italic lettering style. This is one of the most beautiful and versatile styles used today, which is especially popular for addressing envelopes. Prerequisite: Beginning Calligraphy I (or equivalent experience).

Wednesday evenings, November 29, 2017 – January17, 2018 (7 weeks; no class Dec. 27), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131).
Fee:
$185/student through 10/31; $220 thereafter. Same supplies as Beginning Calligraphy I. To register: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225).

3. Mastering Dip Pens class returns in 2018

4Cheryl Tefft Beginning Copperplate-Killian Tormey return address, LR, modified and with copyright. Beginning Copperplate:
NEW! Artistic Envelopes: Would you like to get a better handle on using calligraphy for envelopes, and have more fun with it? This class will help de-mystify the process of creating beautifully addressed envelopes, using whatever calligraphy styles you have already learned. We will discuss issues such as centering, working on dark envelopes, interlinear spacing, and addressing etiquette. We will also cover a variety of fun and easy techniques for dressing up your envelopes—want to add some sparkle?
Prerequisite
: Familiarity with at least one calligraphy style
Supplies
: Supply list will be sent to you
When
: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where
: Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
Fee
: $60/student through 10/31; $75 thereafter
To register
: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225)

NEW! Celtic Knots Unraveled: Have you ever wondered how those lovely, convoluted patterns of Celtic knots are made? Or do you understand the basics and now want to dig deeper? The process is actually fairly straightforward, and in this class, you’ll discover the secrets to tying and untying those knots easily! We will start from scratch, so no previous experience is required. Then we’ll continue on into greater depth and more complex and intriguing knot patterns.
Prerequisite
: NONE
Supplies
: Supply list will be sent to you
When
: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where
: Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
Fee
: $60/student through 10/31; $75 thereafter
To register
: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225)

NEW! Monoline Magic: Would you like to learn some simple, attractive lettering styles which don’t even require a calligraphy pen? This class will show you a variety of (fairly) quick and easy contemporary styles—some more for decoration, some for quick writing—which can be done with a pencil, ballpoint pen, and/or other monoline tool.
Prerequisite
: ANY calligraphy class (or equivalent experience)
Supplies
: Supply list will be sent to you
When: Saturdays, December 9 and 16, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (2 consecutive Saturdays, 4 hours each)
Where
: Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
Fee
: $105/student through 10/31; $130 thereafter
To register
: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225)

NEW! Modern Calligraphy: Finally, the class so many people are requesting! Have you been admiring some of the more contemporary script calligraphy styles which are so popular on the internet right now, especially for weddings? Here’s your chance to learn not only how to do some of those styles, but to create your own individual version of them! NO previous experience is required, although previous pointed pen study is most helpful.

TWO OPTIONS with Modern Calligraphy class:

OPTION 1 for Modern Calligraphy: If you are a beginner and/or have little or no previous experience with pointed pen, then you get a 6-week class (one week longer than for the Option 2 students, who have previous experience), starting with a lesson to get you up and running in the use of these tools. Also, most of your supplies will be provided for you (quite a lot of supplies!); you will also receive a short list of very basic supplies to bring to class, most of which you probably already have (pencil, ruler, etc.). If you’ve been wishing to go directly to learning this style of lettering and just skip over the styles in the regular beginner classes, here’s your chance!
Prerequisite
: NONE
Supplies
: Most are provided for you; additional supply list of basic items to bring will be sent to you
When
: Tuesdays, November 7-December 19, 2017 (6 weeks; no class 11/21), 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where
: Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
Fee
: $195/student; registration closes 10/31
To register
: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225)

OPTION 2 for Modern Calligraphy: If you already have some experience with the pointed pen, you will get a 5-week class (starting one week later than the beginners), and you will probably have most or all of the supplies already, so those won’t be included in your class fee. Your fee for this course is lower than the one for the beginners in Option 1 because of these two factors. Prerequisite: Some familiarity with using the pointed pen
Supplies
: Supply list will be sent to you
When
: Tuesdays, November 14-December 19, 2017 (5 weeks; no class 11/21), 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where
: Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131)
Fee
: $110/student through 10/31; $135 thereafter
To register
: Contact instructor, Cheryl Tefft (calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225)

Additional classes returning in 2018: Blackletter Basics, Continuing Copperplate, Spencerian, Flourishing, The Decorated Letter (part 1 and part 2), Layout & Design for Calligraphy, and Ink Alchemy.

Private tutoring for individuals or small groups is available by appointment.

For more information about any of Cheryl’s classes or tutoring, to register for any of the classes (except Parkway classes), or to be placed on a private email notification list for updates on Cheryl’s upcoming classes, please contact her at calligraphics@yahoo.com or 636-441-7225.

Cheryl has been a full-time professional calligrapher for 25 years, specializing in wedding calligraphy (particularly in copperplate), and in traditional illuminated one-of-a-kind proclamations and other formal documents. Her work can be seen at
www.facebook.com/Calligraphics1 and in various issues of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

 

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