Saturday, 20 April 2013

Advanced Calligraphy and Advanced Brush Writing Combined!!!

The CATFISH Letter Arts School will be combining two workshops into one!!!

ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY AND ADVANCED BRUSH WRITING will be team taught by Amy Nielsen and Paul Herrera on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sunday May 19, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant St, Bettendorf, IA 52722.

Participants need to bring their own calligraphy pens and bottles of ink to this course. Practice paper will be provided at the workshop. 

This workshop will build on the experience a novice has with brush and dip pen calligraphy. Participants will review their current knowledge and learn new techniques for proper layout and
design of the calligraphic broadside using both brush an dip pen techniques. Instruction will be given in the harmonic balance of primary and secondary elements in good composition. Participants will be introduced to 2 new calligraphic hands, UNCIAL and REED ROMAN.

In addition, participants will be given advanced instruction in writing sign-writers script informal brush Romans, Brush Petrarch and Uncial. Instruction will also be given for the proper layout and design for show-cards, posters, and brush written broadsides. Emphasis will be placed on mastering techniques and completing one finished broadside with color. Instruction will be given in group and one-on-one. Students will take home their finished work, 2 brushes, exercise examples, and a workbook. COST: $65, plus $25 materials fee (Maximum 25 students; Materials fee covers workbook, paper and poster board, set of two brushes, and tempera paint for letter practice.) Students with photo id from their school will receive a $10 discount on the course fee.

Please email us at to pre-register or with questions!