September gave us a unique opportunity to view our letters as more than words.
The Colleagues were privileged to take in an inspiring presentation by artist Kristen Doty who was visiting Minneapolis from the Seattle area.
We were all treated to a wonderful event with Gloria Cooper.
Revisiting our calligraphic foundations is often a good strategy, especially if our intention is to make room for fresh perceptions and new “builds”. This was true at our October Colleagues program, thanks to Kris MacDonald and Lori Tews
Our time together was packed with inspiration, practice, and exercises to stretch every personality out of our comfort zones and into deeper learning.
In this fascinating class with artist Gemma Black, students were led down the path of fully understanding and internalizing the details, nuances, and characteristics of pre-copperplate hands.
In “Looking Back to Looking Forward” Gemma illuminated the fascinating history of calligraphy and other writing systems, from the early Egyptians to the 21st century.
Read Marion Greene’s review of Diane von Arx’s weekend workshop covering design and layout for calligraphers April 22 and 23, 2017.
Read Alex Glowka’s review of Diane von Arx’s presentation on design and layout for calligraphers at the April 2017 Colleagues of Calligraphy program.
Georgia Greeley taught how to make a sculptural accordion book of her own design.
Discover the inspirational learning that took place at the Colleagues of Calligraphy Mini Workshops 2017
Read about Jean Formo's Monoline Uncial program that she presented to Colleagues of Calligraphy members in November 2016.
Read about Julian Waters’ October 2016 workshop "Blackletter Variations: Fraktur and Textura."
Maura Lynch presented her learnings from her year-long studies as the 2015 beneficiary of the Jo White Scholarship. Her talk was entitled, "Follow the Lead of Your Teacher and Other Lessons from a Year of Intensive Calligraphy Study."
We were enriched, once again, by a broad (pen) stroke of workshop summaries and revelations from classes and workshop that fall outside our regular monthly meetings.