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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.

All levels welcome.

Saturday and Sunday
September14 & 15, 2019
9am - 4pm

Portland, OR

Questions? Call Sherrie: 707-478-0620


Sherrie Lovler learned calligraphy in high school and fell in love with the broad nib pen. She continued studying with many of the great masters, including Hermann Zapf and Dick Beasley. She has a BA in studio art and began teaching calligraphy at age 22. Her teaching includes accredited classes at Northern Arizona University, International Calligraphy Conferences, Ghost Ranch, La Romita School of Art in Italy, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, San Francisco Pen Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts and calligraphy guilds around the country. Her work has been published in The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering, Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issues, Bound & Lettered and many other books and journals. Her abstract paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions and many juried and group shows. Sherrie's newest book, On Softer Ground: Paintings, Poems and Calligraphy, won a gold award for Most Outstanding Book Design of the Year for 2016 from Independent Publishers IPPY Awards. Her work can be seen at www.artandpoetry.com.

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