Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Announcing A New Class/Workshop: Calligraphic Flourishing



Calligraphic Flourishing with Anne Elser
6-Week Course and 2-Day Workshops

The definition of flourish is to flower. We all flower in our language, thoughts, hopes and dreams, body movements, voices, and in our relationships with each other and the beautiful big world we share. But most importantly, we flourish all by ourselves - our bodies do this automatically - we were built this way. Look at the branching of blood vessels in our bodies, how our fingers splay open or fan out like flowers, the growth pattern of the hair on our heads, all the many muscles in our face that produce a genuine smile. That’s flourishing.

Everyone can flourish, but it is a daunting task for so many of us to draw one on paper. This workshop is designed to create a sense of ease with the idea of flourishing. We will identify points of fear and anxiety in our approach to flourishing, that wobble our lines and tense up our bodies, and we will heal ourselves from these negative work habits that make any exploration, especially this one, an unpleasant task.

We’ll train the eye and awakening the body (fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders and breath) to align with each other. We’ll begin with identifying the unique capabilities of our joints and how they best function in relation to the kinds of strokes we are drawing, from the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and fingers. We will begin to train our bodies to capably reproduce the elements of flourishes that make them work and that our eyes have learned to identify: Ovals, Perpendicular Intersections, Intersecting Ovals, Parallel Strokes, Shade and Hairline Relationships, Accents, Textures, and MORE.

Working in pencil, straight/oblique pointed pens, and everyday pens (everything from felt tip, roller ball, gel pens, fountain pens, etc) we’ll memorize standard flourishing movements that have been around a long time, and how to adjust and vary their proportions to suit our needs. We’ll learn how to exaggerate ascenders and descenders, the crossing of t’s, and the endings of words. We’ll learn to curl these strokes around the graceful curve of an oval, so that our pens are never lost, our strokes finding their way back home, even through the most subtle of suggestions. We’ll make flourishes that stand alone, work with each other, and that accent a word.
And best of all, we’ll do this together.

More information: 
$5 Fee due to the instructor on the first day of class or workshop.
Anne Will be bringing her dog to this class. If you have an allergy or phobia that she needs to be aware of, please email Anne directly. Penkitten@anneelser.com

About Anne
After earning a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduate studies in Graphic Design at The Portfolio Center, Anne Elser began her artistic career as a painter, bookbinder, designer, and calligrapher. 

With over 20 years teaching experience, her students often report how fulfilling the classroom experience is, prompting both personal and artistic transformations. Anne's classes are also FUN and full of laughter. Students find the sense of community she inspires enriching and entertaining.

She currently teaches private lessons from her home studio in Decatur, classes and workshops year round at Binder Art Supply in Buckhead and at their Ponce City Market location, as well as Thursday afternoon classes at The Spruill Center for the Arts, and classes and workshops at Aikido Decatur. She also travels in the states and abroad conducting workshops.

Her work has been featured in books and magazines across the country, and for both private and corporate clients such as Tiffany&Co, Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, Paces Papers, Landor, Martha Stewart Weddings, Belk, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Clicquot Veauvé, World50, Ogilvy, and more.

Artist, calligrapher, teacher, mother, and friend, Anne believes making art creates a channel for truth and is a soulful reflection of the connections shared by all.

Please Note: Anne Will be bringing her dog to this class. If you have an allergy or phobia that she needs to be aware of, please email Anne directly. Penkitten@anneelser.com


Supply List:

Paper:
Transparent Marker Paper: Suggested brands below, but use whichever brands you’re comfortable with
• Bienfang Graphics 360 9’’x12’’ Marker Pad
or Borden & Riley 9’’x12’’ 100s Smooth Cotton Comp Pad

Black Paper: Any smooth paper that works well with Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof white. Suggested brand below
• Strathmore Artagain pad.

Colored or Ivory Cover Paper: Any ink-friendly paper that won’t bleed with the ink you are using. Cut to around 5 x 7.
• Canson cover weight papers

Envelopes: Ink-friendly high-quality envelopes, just a few in any size and color.
• Paper Source envelopes work very well with a variety of inks.

Ink:
Dark Ink: Any dark ink that shows up on white practice paper
• Sumi, Higgens Eternal, Mcaffrey’s, Walnut, etc.
Accenting Ink Colors and metallic inks: Suggested brands below
• Metallic Pan (cake) inks: Finetec metallics and other brands.
• PearlEx powder pigments mixed with water and gum arabic (try starting with equal parts of each.)
• Colored inks of your choosing that won’t bleed. (My favorites are gouache/water/gum arabic mixtures).

White Ink:
• Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof White (water based that is thinned to your taste with water.)

Pens/Pencils:
• Your favorite pencil/eraser and markers/gel pens.
• A variety of your favorite ultra fine, fine, and medium point pens (for markers bullet point and not chisel).
These pens come in a variety of thicknesses. You’ll want to have variety and choose something that writes very fine like the Slicci and have a slightly thicker width pen to see what feels right for you.
• Your favorite/preferred pens from home. Can be fine or medium point or bullet point. Ballpoint, felt tip, roller ball, gel pens, Sharpies, etc. Fountain pens are also wonderful. All are welcome and suitable for this class.

Stationary:
• Envelopes and stationary paper at least 5-10 envelopes/sheets
• Feel free to bring in embellishments like stickers and stamps!

Misc.:
• Ruler

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• Glitter Glue, gems, etc., for accents.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brush Lettering Weekend Workshop January 7/8



The gift of the brush is that it offers superb sensitivity and flow – more than any pen or pencil ever could. There is nothing quite as pleasurable and sensuous as a paintbrush with a thousand fibers, waiting to push and pull paint around at your command.

Because of its great flexibility, the thought of commanding the attention of every single fiber to produce a predictable stroke, can be daunting and frustrating. There is no other way to cure this frustration, than to use the brush A LOT and make it your friend.

On the market these days are brush markers, made to appeal to those of us who find the brush so intimidating. But the marker can only produce 10-20 percent of the language a brush can, thereby limiting your potential for expression.

The goal of this class or workshop is to engage in formal measured stroke exercises, to produce predictable shapes. These shapes become the foundation of the calligraphic Brush Lettering hand and its many variations – limitless and powerful expressions of your own heart and hands.

The alphabet in both minuscule and majuscule characters will be studied, as well as numerals and opportunities for flourishing.  Envelopes, quotes, flourishes, and accents – we’ll be painting our hearts out among friends.

Painting meets drawing meets writing. In this class or workshop, you’ll be able to set your brush markers aside and replace them with a master’s tools – YOUR brush, your hands, and your voice.


More information: 
$5 Fee due to the instructor on the first day of class or workshop.
Anne will be bringing her dog to this class. If you have an allergy or phobia that she needs to be aware of, please email Anne directly. Penkitten@anneelser.com


About Anne
After earning a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduate studies in Graphic Design at The Portfolio Center, Anne Elser began her artistic career as a painter, bookbinder, designer, and calligrapher. With over 20 years teaching experience, her students often report how fulfilling the classroom experience is, prompting both personal and artistic transformations. Anne's classes are also FUN and full of laughter. Students find the sense of community she inspires enriching and entertaining.

She currently teaches private lessons from her home studio in Decatur, classes and workshops year round at Binder Art Supply in Buckhead and at their Ponce City Market location, as well as Thursday afternoon classes at The Spruill Center for the Arts, and classes and workshops at Aikido Decatur. She also travels in the states and abroad conducting workshops.

Her work has been featured in books and magazines across the country, and for both private and corporate clients such as Tiffany&Co, Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, Paces Papers, Landor, Martha Stewart Weddings, Belk, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Clicquot VeauvĂ©, World50, Ogilvy, and more. 

Artist, calligrapher, teacher, mother, and friend, Anne believes making art creates a channel for truth and is a soulful reflection of the connections shared by all.

 Supply List:
• Mechanical Pencil for drawing guidelines and an eraser

Sketching Paper:
* Transparent Layout Paper for practice work.
Suitable Brands: Bienfang Graphics 360 100% Rag Marker Paper, Borden & Riley #100S Smooth Cotton Comp, and Strathmore Layout Bond 400 Series

Paper for final work:
* Cover weight stock in any color. Arches Watercolor Paper, Canson , Strathmore Artagain Black Pad, and many more are all acceptable brands. 

Brushes:
* 2 sizes of brushes: Small and Medium
* Pentel Aquash Water Brushes or Color Brushes or Pocket Brushes. Some of these are already loaded with ink. These are all acceptable. You may choose to use the inks inside, or keep them unloaded, so you can dip them into any ink or paint you so choose.

Paint/Inks:
* Black or Walnut ink of your choice (any brand you enjoy.)
* (optional colored inks) Liquid Acrylic Inks in your favorite colors including one white and one black/dark brown. Suitable brands: Liquitex INK!, Daeler Rowney FW Inks, Dr. Martins Liquid Acrylic Inks.
* Later in the course we will be creating our own colored inks with watercolor/gouache mixed with gum arabic and water. Windsor and Newton paints are my favorite, but if you’ve other brands you prefer, please feel free to use them.

• Ruler
• Palette for mixing colors
• Paper Towels: Viva or blue shop towels
• Water Container: to clean your brushes and thin out paint



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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dec 3/4 Monogrammed Journal Bookbinding & Calligraphy Weekend Workshop

NEW CLASS AND LOCATION
Calligraphy meets Bookbinding!

Description:
The anatomy of a book is fascinating, as are the personal adjustments one can make to create this decorative and functional work of art. A personal handmade journal is a vehicle in which you can fill your hopes and dreams, drawings, musings, sketches, lettering practice, and more.
If you enjoy stitching, gluing, folding, drawing, painting, laughing, and the freedom to be yourself in good company, this class is for you.

Spend a weekend making your very own Coptic Journal with folded blank or lined pages that you prefer writing on, sewn together with a bookbinding needle and waxed perl cotton thread. Front and back covers are cut from raw chipboard you then cover with imported handmade papers (Washi Paper.)

The Coptic Bound Book, developed by early Christians in Egypt, began its origins way back in the 2nd century AD. This functional, decorative work of art makes a great gift for you or someone who would enjoy filling it! 

A very flexible and visible spine allows it to open completely flat and therefore makes a fabulous sketchbook, journal, or lettering drill practice, as your hand does not have to fight the center of the book as you write. 

To make your book even more unique, we’ll personalize the cover with a monogram I’ll help you design. Using any lettering style or font you like, I’ll show you the secret to building out a well-balanced monogram and transferring that design to your cover with liquid acrylic inks and a brush, or a cut paper collage with the aide of scissors and fine details cut with an exacto blade. 

We’ll take about an hour break each day to eat lunch somewhere in the city of Decatur (you may also bring your lunch) and by the end of class, you’ll be very proud of your first coptic bound journal. Anne’s workshops are meaningful, educational, enriching, and fun.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please let Anne know (penkitten@anneelser.com) the full size of the paper you will be using for pages, so that we can have a your covers cut to their intended size.
Anne will be bringing her dog Inga to the workshop. If you have a phobia or allergy, please let her know beforehand, so that everyone is comfortable.

This is an All Skill Level course. 



Supplies provided by instructor:

• Semi-transparent marker layout paper (for sketching out monogram)

• Lineco® bookbinding needles 

• 2-ply chipboard covers 

• Wet Bookbinding Adhesive 

• 4-ply chipboard measuring guide

• Bookbinding Needles

• Beeswax

• Perl cotton thread

• Liquid Acrylic Inks for painted 
monograms. 

• Colored pencils for accenting/drawing monograms. 

• Piercing Cradles

• Wax Paper

Supply list: (purchased by students.)

• $15 supply fee to instructor payable the first day of class

• If you would like to paint your monogram, please bring a small or medium Pentel Aquash Water Brush. 

• Lineco® medium-duty awl

• Lineco® bone folder (bone, not plastic, please.)

• Decorative Cover Papers 
(Washi Paper, Japanese Decorative Paper, Kozo Paper Yuzen Paper, Lokta Paper) These come in large sheets and are hand made and printed. Each student should have 2 to 3 to use and collage with, to cover their boards and to bind within the book signatures. Needs to be strong enough for gluability, yet not too stiff that it’s hard to bed. Below are some examples at Paper Source that will work.
*http://www.papersource.com/item/Lokta-Gold-Crossed-Lines-on-Red-Fine-Paper/102199.html

• Mechanical Pencil

• Exacto Knife & blades

• Self-healing cutting mat (at least 12 x 18)

• Lineco® glue brush or stiff & springy kiddie craft glue brush (at least one inch wide). Paper Source also carries a good glue brush.

• Non-slip metal ruler

• Pad of paper for book pages: Choose something you REALLY enjoy wtiting on. 
*My favorites are:  
Strathmore Calligraphy Pad, Strathmore Parchment Pad, Strathmore Writing Paper Pad (unlined), Rhodia and Claire-Fonatine pads: Lined, Graph, Dot, or blank. 

• Scissors

• Paper towels

• Work Apron



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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Calligraphic Stocking Stuffers


Not only can you take a Calligraphy or Bookbinding class or workshop from me at Binders, Spruill, and Aikido Decatur, you can schedule a private lesson and stuff a stocking with an Anne Elser Gift Certificate!

Private lessons are $250, two and a half hours long, come with complete handouts, and are conducted in my home studio in Decatur, GA.

Download a supply list for everything you'll need to make your someone special FEEL special. 
Happy Holidays!

~Anne

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Last Chance to Sign Up for New 2016 Classes and Workshops

Announcing exciting NEW classes and workshops coming up this November/December 2016. 


Advanced Calligraphy is an advanced beginner calligraphy course designed for those who already know the fundamentals of any calligraphic hand and are ready for the challenge of applying the words and other elements to the page. Whether you are addressing envelopes, designing a monogram, laying out a certificate, document, or quote of any size, this class will help you understand the concept of hierarchy on a page, drama, stable compositions, and the balance of elements. 

You will also be encouraged to take the plunge into the world of flourishing! Experimentation with color inks, gouache, metallics and paper is also encouraged. Bring in your free spirits and let’s have fun!

Supply List link below and provided at signup page. 






Description: This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon.  

Students will be given handouts and guide sheets, learning the upper and lower case characters. We will also address spacing and layout for addressing envelopes.   

Calligraphy is less about pretty handwriting, but more about DRAWING each and every letter. It’s about establishing a pace and rhythmic motion as you write - giving you a consistency of shapes and letters, and spaces in between words and lines. It is highly relaxing and meditative. Like yoga for the hands, it centers, calms, and enchants the person making as well as and the person admiring it. 

Supply List link below and provided at signup page. 




NEW CLASS AND LOCATION
Calligraphy meets Bookbinding!

Description:
The anatomy of a book is fascinating, as are the personal adjustments one can make to create this decorative and functional work of art. A personal handmade journal is a vehicle in which you can fill your hopes and dreams, drawings, musings, sketches, lettering practice, and more.
If you enjoy stitching, gluing, folding, drawing, painting, laughing, and the freedom to be yourself in good company, this class is for you.

Spend a weekend making your very own Coptic Journal with folded blank or lined pages that you prefer writing on, sewn together with a bookbinding needle and waxed perl cotton thread. Front and back covers are cut from raw chipboard you then cover with imported handmade papers (Washi Paper.)

The Coptic Bound Book, developed by early Christians in Egypt, began its origins way back in the 2nd century AD. This functional, decorative work of art makes a great gift for you or someone who would enjoy filling it! 

A very flexible and visible spine allows it to open completely flat and therefore makes a fabulous sketchbook, journal, or lettering drill practice, as your hand does not have to fight the center of the book as you write. 

To make your book even more unique, we’ll personalize the cover with a monogram I’ll help you design. Using any lettering style or font you like, I’ll show you the secret to building out a well-balanced monogram and transferring that design to your cover with liquid acrylic inks and a brush, or a cut paper collage with the aide of scissors and fine details cut with an exacto blade. 

We’ll take about an hour break each day to eat lunch somewhere in the city of Decatur (you may also bring your lunch) and by the end of class, you’ll be very proud of your first coptic bound journal. Anne’s workshops are meaningful, educational, enriching, and fun.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please let Anne know (penkitten@anneelser.com) the full size of the paper you will be using for pages, so that we can have a your covers cut to their intended size.  

Anne will be bringing her dog Inga to the workshop. If you have a phobia or allergy, please let her know beforehand, so that everyone is comfortable.

This is an All Skill Level course. 

Supplies provided by instructor:
• Semi-transparent marker layout paper (for sketching out monogram)
• Lineco® bookbinding needles 
• 2-ply chipboard covers 
• Wet Bookbinding Adhesive 
• 4-ply chipboard measuring guide
• Bookbinding Needles
• Beeswax
• Perl cotton thread
• Liquid Acrylic Inks for painted monograms. 
• Colored pencils for accenting/drawing monograms. 
• Piercing Cradles
• Wax Paper

Supply list: (purchased by students.)

• $15 supply fee to instructor payable the first day of class
• If you would like to paint your monogram, please bring a small or medium Pentel Aquash Water Brush. 
• Lineco® medium-duty awl
• Lineco® bone folder (bone, not plastic, please.)
• Washi Paper (This is decorative handmade paper that comes in many different patterns, textures and weights. 
   Pick at least 3-5 sheets you like that are not tissue paper thin.)
• Mechanical Pencil
• Exacto Knife & blades
• Self-healing cutting mat (at least 12 x 18)
• Lineco® glue brush or stiff & springy kiddie craft glue brush (at least one inch wide). 
   Paper Source also carries a good glue brush.
• Non-slip metal ruler
• Pad of paper for book pages: Choose something you REALLY enjoy wtiting on. 
  My favorites are:  Strathmore Calligraphy Pad, Strathmore Parchment Pad, Strathmore Writing Paper Pad (unlined), 
  Rhodia and Claire-Fonatine pads: Lined, Graph, Dot, or blank. 
• Scissors
• Paper towels
• Work Apron



(Also known as Calligraphy Four in the image.)

An intermediate/advanced Project-based course exploring alternative surfaces and tools for your lettering. Must feel comfortable with at least 1 calligraphic hand. 

Projects included: Pointed Pen Variations: "Breaking the rules" and letter experimentation. Drawn Letters with monolinear tools (pencils, markers, and gel pens) for chalk lettering, gel pen fabric marker lettering, & oil-based marker lettering on glazed ceramics. Brush lettering: letter formation with a brush for projects on fabric, paper, leather or wood. 

Finished Projects: brush lettering, letter variation, and monolinear exemplars, handkerchiefs, lettered cups/plates/saucers and chalkboard signage. First class bring: pencil, calligraphy pens, ink, ruler, scissors, glue, tape & transparent marker paper. Other supply lists given after 1st class.






Description: Suitable for calligraphic students who have taken at least one beginning calligraphy broad edge or pointed pen course and for advanced calligraphers as well, this workshop shows you, in manageable steps, how to compose your letters into a graphic unit in pencil, transfer the design to a permanent surface, and embellish it with live brushwork, flourishes, and accents. 

Day one is sketching and practicing day. We focus on creating your design by tracing and retracing your lettering until it feels just right. Then we’ll get comfortable with the brush firstly as a coloring tool, and secondly as an accenting and flourishing tool. You’ll learn to brush with confidence with some standard practice strokes and pressure play - all different techniques for adding live flourishes as opposed to painting in a sketch. We’ll look for opportunities to add flourishes to your design while keeping them simple and elegant. 

Day two is painting day! We begin by applying a background color as an underpainting to your final surface with a broad brush and liquid acrylic inks and then transferring your design to that surface. After transfer, your hard work is done and you fill in your drawing with color, just like you would in a coloring book. 

We’ll then take one final step to add depth to your painting with accent strokes, shadowing, 
highlighting, and more. 

Congratulations. You are now a painter!


This is my dog Inga and I bring her to my classes and workshops when I can. 
She will not jump up on you unless you slather yourself with bacon grease.

If you have an dog allergy or phobia, please let me know beforehand (now!) so that everyone (this means you) is comfortable. 

Friday, October 07, 2016

Calligraphy Pricing


The gift of a hand-written invitation, message or envelope
carries with it all the positive feelings you have about your event.
My job is to interpret your feelings in a
consistently legible and engaging format.

Take a look at my work here
Calligraphy


HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
Upon approval of an estimate, a non-refundable deposit is required
to reserve your job on my calendar
and for me to commit to your deadline.

To begin production, I will need:
1. Deposit (non-refundable)

2. Address list (with line breaks) printed or a PDF file in this format.

3. Envelopes with at least 10 to 20% overage
(depending on how large your volume is)
in case of errors.

Remaining fees due
upon job delivery.

$300.00 minimum on all jobs.

Here's an updated Calligraphy Price Sheet:

Anne Elser Calligraphy

CALLIGRAPHY PRICING

INVITATION-$440

RSVP CARD-$250

ADDRESS FLAP-$230

MONOGRAM $375


MENU-$440

ENVELOPE ADDRESSING:
Full Calligraphic Outer Envelope
(4-5 lines of calligraphy (in a style/s you choose) $7.50 per envelope






• Inner Envelope
$3 per envelope

PLACE CARDS-$2.20 each

ESCORT CARD NAMES/Envelopes-$2.20 each 

INSERT CARD TABLE #s/Inserts-$2.20 each 


LARGE TABLE No. CARDS-$6.50 each



FULL HANKIE-$340 each

HALF HANKIE-$170 each

Updated 2016 - 2017

Normal turn-around for most jobs is 2-3 weeks.
25% - 100% Rush fee on all jobs requiring a faster turn-around.

penkitten@anneelser.com
404.509.9676

Friday, September 23, 2016

Private Calligraphy Instruction






My name is Anne Elser, and I'm the calligraphy teacher you've been looking for, and you're the student I've been dreaming of. After a private lesson, students leave my home feeling calm and centered, having spent a delicious two and a half hours of focused study, learning a new skill based on something timeless and beautiful, and in the very room where I practice my craft. 
I teach because it makes me happy. 

Lesson slots are offered on the following days/times and in my home studio in Decatur, GA. 
If coming here isn't an option for you, I also offer the same lesson materials via Skype or FaceTime. 

Monday or Friday afternoons from 12-2:30.
Saturday mornings from 10-12:30.

Each lesson is 2.5 hours long for $250.00. A $125 non-refundable deposit reserves your lesson on my calendar, and the balance is due at the end of your lesson.


Call or text me at 404.509.9676 or e-mail me at PenKitten@AnneElser.com to schedule a lesson. 

A student in my home studio during a private lesson.

I also love those epiphanic moments where I see the student turn a corner after having discovered something new. Writing and drawing clears the head and opens up windows of self discovery. It changes you. There you are with nothing but a pot of ink, an instrument to write with, and a blank white page waiting for your touch. It allows you to leave all the chaos of your life at the door and focus on something new, simple, and pure. And that's what you leave a lesson with: knowledge and experience with a new, simple, and pure part of yourself. 

I teach mostly to learn. It feels more like shared learning, than teaching to me. Writing and drawing is a very intimate experience. It's just you and the paper -  all I do is facilitate the beginning of a new relationship with yourself. I teach you how to pace yourself, how to place yourself, and more importantly how to love yourself as you learn the craft of calligraphy. 

During a private lesson (and a workshop), we listen to music that inspires as we go. Much of it is here in my Spotify Calligraphy Playlist. Though many times a student will suggest something new that we both enjoy - so my calligraphic soundtrack keeps growing. 
Demonstrating for Propose. Photo by Dana Lee Jones Photography.

PRIVATE LESSONS: If you're interested in private calligraphy lessons in Copperplate, Italic, Brush Lettering, or Cursive Handwritring, I offer 2.5-hour sessions at $250.00 for each student. Other subjects you might be interested in include monogramming, envelope layout, flourishing, and more. Handouts are supplied. Your personalized lesson is conducted in my private home studio in Decatur, GA.

A Copperplate Calligraphy 6-week course at Binders, Buckhead.

Make sure you check out the calligraphy supply list of links and inspiration article I wrote here.

This is Lennie's first Private calligraphy lesson.
GROUP LESSONS: All year round, I teach both calligraphy group classes and workshops at Binders Art School in Buckhead or Ponce City Market, and Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody. Both are excellent locations and wonderful people to work with. My students and I have a great time together, honing our craft and discovering together how completely relaxing, centering, enchanting, and entertaining the art of writing beautiful letters can be. Here's what my Calligraphy students have to say about their experiences.

Please feel free to write and ask me questions about whether a workshop, class, or private lesson is best for you. They all have advantages and value - just placed in different ways.

~Anne

Copperplate Wednesday night Class at Binders Buckhead


Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend Workshop at Binders Buckhead