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
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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

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