Rebecca Wild will tell the story of her own calligraphic and art journey from a full-time scribe in Washington DC to an artist and teacher in the Pacific NW. Throughout this enlightening visual and oral presentation, she will weave stories that illustrate the importance of penmanship and the lost art of letter writing. She will also relate how a relationship with letters and calligraphy has changed the lives of some of her students.
Rebecca Wild is an artist and calligrapher from Port Townsend, Washington. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous qualities of drawing materials and paint. She is greatly influenced by nature and the marine environment where she lives. Originally from West Virginia, she has a B.A. in studio art. She was a calligraphy and art instructor in Portland, Oregon for 25 years and now teaches workshops for guilds and art centers throughout the West Coast. Rebecca is an enthusiastic and organized instructor whose emphasis on process and technique is infused with creativity and encouragement. She strives to help beginners feel successful and to give established artists fresh ideas. Her goal is to make the making of art accessible to everyone.