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Artist: Phyllis Stratman


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Dates for
2014- 2015




April 18, 2015

Plymouth Church Jackman Room Social:12:30, Meeting & Program 1:00pm Twin City sign painter, Dan Madsen, owner of Dusty Signs in Minneapolis, presents an interesting program on his local works.;
March 21, 2015 Saturday Plymouth Church Lenmark Room Social:12:30pm Meeting & Workshop
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Mini Workshops - Members teaching a variety of skills and techniques. Workshop Review.

PLANNING AHEAD! Oct. 17, 2015

Plymouth Church
Details to follow

All Day Workshop Pat Blair, Chief White House Calligrapher. Free-for-Members all day workshop, Copperplate Capitals, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015; (White House video)

Oct.18, 2015 Sunday

TBD TBD Copperplate Flourishes & Lowercase, workshop with Pat Blair.
Oct. 19 2015
TBD TBD Lines & Petals with Color, Pointed pen wortkshop with Pat Blair

February 1, 2015, Sunday

University of St. Thomas

2:00 - 4:00 pm

For Members Only - Reception for Donald and Mabel Jackson - Group Photo:

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September 20, 2014

Plymouth Church Jackman Room

Social:12:30pm Meeting & Program 1:00pm
Open to the Public

"Mindfulness in the age of Twitter: Teaching Calligraphy and Book Arts to a Digital Generation". A presentation of a recent St. Scholastica student course using ancient techniques to make a modern day manuscript and book.
October 17, 2014 Friday Edina Art Center 9:30 am - 4:30 pm ONE DAY WORKSHOP: "MODERN BUILT-UP CAPITALS"with Peter Thornton. Letters that are drawn rather than written. Learn how to construct them & then turn them into contemporary letterforms. Workshop photos & Review

October 17, 2014 Friday, Evening

Plymouth Church Jackman Room Social: 6:30pm Meeting & Program 7:00pm "Design and Layout - LIVE!" Renown professional calligrapher Peter Thornton works live with the audience for an interactive & informative presentation on decision making in the design & layout process of an artistic piece.

October18-19, 2014, Saturday & Sunday

Edina Art Center

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

TWO DAY WORKSHOP: "MODERN DECORATED VERSALS IN THE STYLE OF ADOLF BERND" with Peter Thornton. Exploring & using the backgrounds, the letterforms and the color harmonies of calligrapher Adolf Bernd.
Workshop photos & Review
November 15, 2014, Saturday Plymouth Church Jackman Room Social:12:30pm Meeting & Program 1:00pm
Open to the Public

Show and Share Program - Demonstrations and exhibits of a variety of class work and art by members.

Sponsored by the Colleagues of Calligraphy
August 13 - 16, 2015, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
On-lline registration opens February 1, 2015

Note: For additional class and workshop offerings, see the Resources page.

Links in the Program/Event/Workshop column above take the viewer to a printable description, which in the case of a workshop usually contains a supply list, a registration form, and a note about the reservation deadline.

Workshop reservations need to be postmarked by the reservation deadline. In the event a workshop is overfilled, a lottery draw of registrations will be used to determine class participants.