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Big Magic: Taking Calligraphy Out of the Box
Big Magic: Taking Calligraphy Out of the Box

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The marks we make doing calligraphy can be strong, fluid, sensuous, and downright yummy. Each tool we use brings a distinct personality that creates a unique mood. In this class, we will explore the different traits of the pointed brush, flat brush, folded pen and wood veneer pen to develop abstract paintings based on calligraphic form.

Beginning with a bamboo brush, we will create marks that will become the basis of our first painting. We will explore gestures from our handwriting and textures from the Neuland style of lettering to use as integral parts of our paintings. We will begin with ink and add color as the days progress to make complete works of art and a book that each participant will make.

Lessons on the elements and principles of design will be woven into the fabric of this workshop; so even those with no formal art-training can learn this process of using calligraphic mark-making as a portal into the exciting world of artistic expression.

Open to all levels.

Nov. 4 & 5 Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Society of Scribes
SVA Annex
214 E. 21st Street (between 2nd/3rd Avenues) Room 701A
New York City
Questions? Call Sherrie: 707-528-1723
$175 members/$215 non-members

Society of Scribes
or Call Chi Nguyen: 212-452-0139 or email registration@societyofscribes.org


Sherrie Lovler is an internationally known calligrapher and artist. She has been teaching calligraphy and related arts for over 30 years through adult education programs, art guilds, Ghost Ranch, International Calligraphy Conferences and accredited courses at Northern Arizona University. Her art has been in many juried shows both locally and nationally, and in her recently published book, On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy. Sherrie’s work can also be seen at www.artandpoetry.com.

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