In this hands-on program, brush painter Bob Schmitt will share his process in creating 16 paintings paired with original Chinese calligraphy inspired by traditional Zen artists and teachers.
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Grab this chance to work with a chisel-edged brush on a fairly large scale to gain a better
understanding and greater confidence in use of Roman letterforms!
Join us for our annual meeting! Jo White Scholarship Award recipients Brenna Jordan and Erin Dung will each present on their year of study.
Yukimi will guide us in using tools as extensions of our hand as we create marks and design alphabets to write our chosen texts in various ways. Study of layering, tones, basic design layout and composition, and use of line and space in Japanese calligraphy will be presented for making effective textures.
Join us for a visual adventure as we travel along with calligrapher and teacher Yukimi Annand as she shares insights and examples of her focus on experimentation.
If you’ve wanted to learn how to draw, add illustrations to your calligraphy, build drawing skills to improve painting or simply conquer your fear of drawing (or all of the above), this class is for you!
This presentation will illustrate the creative process within the context of doing the work.
Learn about the evolution of the Hebrew alphabet and try your hand at Hebrew letters.
Life-long journal keeper Roz Stendahl will lead you on an exploration of the ways in which a visual journal allows you to create a balance between play and skill development while it anchors you in the present moment.
Kris MacDonald and Lori Tews will lead us in the study and writing practice of letter families using foundational exemplars of some the “master builders.” We will also explore breaking the rules to create letters that go beyond basic foundational.
Come and explore exquisite versal forms from every genre. Traditional techniques will be learnt along with new and more gestural versal forms.
Join us for a spirited presentation in which we will work our way through the myriad of lettering genre.
Learn this elegant hand by working through a series of selective exercises and come to understand the nuances of certain writing masters that resulted in a hand more elegant and cursive in structure than formal italic.
Read a review of Diane's workshop here.
Read about what we learned from Jean Formo here.
Read the review of Julian Water's workshop here.
Read a review of Julian Water's workshop here.
In 2011, Colleague member Joyce Francis felt a wish to have a small intimate art retreat where artists of multiple disciplines could gather to immerse themselves in making art. For six successive years approximately 50 artists from all over the country attended enrichment workshops in many forms of art in August each year for four days at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Joyce hopes that the Colleagues will one day choose to continue offering the retreat.