Monday, January 18, 2016

BUCKHEAD 2016
WORKSHOP

Cursive Crush with Anne Elser 2 Sessions | Beginner to Intermediate | Price: $160 | Max. 15 ARTZ16123 | Saturday & Sunday, January 23rd & 24th, 11am – 4:30pm

Description

Celebrate National Handwriting Day by re-learning Cursive Handwriting with Anne Elser at Binders in Buckhead!

The speed of digital communication today has gifted us with more time to pursue things we love. But somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten how good it feels to use a writing instrument to record our thoughts for ourselves and to those we love. Writing, and the time it takes to produce letterforms, is good for the body, mind, and spirit. It is also a gift to the recipient, who holds your elevated thoughts in their hands, literally, and with far more consideration and pause than through a text or email.

The child of Spencerian calligraphy, Cursive Handwriting is not forgotten, because we have made a table for you to come join us in two fun and joyous days of lettering. Students will learn (or re-learn!) capitals and lower case letterforms, through formal exercises in structure, rhythm and flow - all standards similar to those taught not that long ago.

Day one is spent on spacing and lower case characters. Day two we’ll dance with capitals and dive right into an envelope addressing/letter writing project. Both days we’ll take an hour break for lunch. This workshop is suitable for calligraphers, tweens, and all adults.

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 and you will find the sense of community she inspires enriching and entertaining.

Supply List:

Paper:
  • Bienfang Graphics 360 9''x12'' Marker Pad
or Borden & Riley 9’’x12’’ 100s Smooth Cotton Comp Pad
  • Rhodia Lined No 18 Pad

Pens:
  • Pentel Slicci 025 pen
  • Pentel Hybrid Technica pen
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. Ballpoint, rollerball, gel pens, etc. 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:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Metal ruler
  • Xacto Blades/knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat (or the back of a pad of paper)

Friday, December 04, 2015

Calligraphic Stocking Stuffers


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

Private lessons are $200, 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

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

BUCKHEAD 2015
WORKSHOP

Advanced Calligraphy Workshop with Anne Elser 2 Sessions | All Levels | Price: $160 | Max. 14 ARTZ1567 | Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 11am – 4:30pm 

Description 
Calligraphy 3 is an advanced beginner calligraphy workshop designed for those who have taken Calligraphy 2 & 3 or 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!

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 and you will find the sense of community she inspires enriching and entertaining.

To complement and serve better Atlanta's calligraphic and book arts communities, Anne recently founded "The Atlanta Penablers" a group that meets the first Friday night of every other month.

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. 


This event takes place at our Buckhead store.

If this class is sold out and you would like to be added to our wait list, please email the Education Office at: artschool@bindersart.com

Visit Anne’s website at: http://annepages.blogspot.com/

Additional Information

SKUARTZ1567
BrandAnne Elser
Department NameART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Store LocationBuckhead

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Calligraphy Four: Alternative Applications & Beyond with Anne Elser

BUCKHEAD 2015
CLASS

Calligraphy Four: Alternative Applications & Beyond with Anne Elser
6 Sessions | Advanced | Price: $160 | Max.14
ARTZ1590 | Tuesdays, September 8 – October 13, 6 – 8:30pm

Description
Calligraphy Four was created for those who want to apply the layout and lettering skills learned in Calligraphy Three: Advanced onto alternative surfaces and textures with a variety of tools and mediums.

Projects Included:
• Hand Lettering: using different fonts to intermix with your calligraphy. Balance, expression, and variety - the letters you've been making all your life can work beautifully with your calligraphy. Discover double-lining your letters and pimping the down stroke as well as lettering the same quote in different styles and using a tracing technique to build a complex arrangement of different lettering styles into one cohesive collage.
• Envelopes: Literally pushing the possibilities of envelope design. Deconstructing existing formats to create a unique space for your custom message, flaps, folds, liners, windows and reveals.
• Handkerchiefs: Lettering on fabric with permanent fabric paint.
• Chalkboard Paint: Smudge-proof, forgiving and colorful, Liquid Chalkboard markers are sexier than you think.
• Idea to Finished Product: We'll discuss and put into practice the process of creating a finished product for a specific audience with appropriate tools. The creative process is more fun than you might think!
• Brush Lettering: Whether painting on a person, paper, fabric, wood, leather, or canvas, you'll learn to brush with confidence with some standard practice strokes and different techniques for painting a live letter vs. a sketched letter.

Detailed Supply Lists will be given after first class and before each project. Supplies to bring to first class are pencil, calligraphy pens, ink, ruler, scissors, glue, tape, and transparent maker paper.

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 and you will find the sense of community she inspires enriching and entertaining.

To complement and serve better Atlanta's calligraphic and book arts communities, Anne recently founded "The Atlanta Penablers" a group that meets the first Friday night of every other month.

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.


This event takes place at our Buckhead store.

If this class is sold out and you would like to be added to our waitl ist, please email the Education Office at: artschool@bindersart.com
$160.00

Additional Information

SKUARTZ1590
BrandAnne Elser
Department NameART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Store LocationBuckhead

Monday, August 17, 2015

Anne Elser Workshop Information


I offer workshops all year round in both Calligraphy and Bookbinding and have over 18 years of teaching experience.

My workshops are intense, informative, fun, and fulfilling for both me and my students. Handouts, supply lists, individual instruction, and mentorship are always included. Inkgasms, papergasms, epiphanies, and merriment guaranteed.

Here's how happy your students will be after an Anne Elser Workshop!
Calligraphy Student Testimonials
Bookbinding Student Testimonials
Graphic Design/Hand Lettering/Typopgraphy Student Testimonials

Day Rate*: Please contact me for more information about rates. 
Student Maximum: 15
Once the workshop has made (or 30 days previous to workshop date - whichever comes sooner,) a non-refundable deposit of 1/2 workshop fee is required to hold your spot.

* Travel & accommodation expenses not included.
* Day=8 hours

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Handmade Envelopes



I've had a wonderful time lately creating envelopes out of pages from vintage illustrated books. 




Each piece is completely unique and can be folded in a variety of ways. 


This process invites you to become more inventive in small, manageable chunks. It's just a little envelope, right? 




There are color, composition, and placement choices to be made and as long as your envelope is at least 3.5 inches tall and 5 inches wide, the U.S. Post should deliver it fine. 



This process of finding, folding, lettering, and stamping makes a trip to the mailbox a magical adventure. 


I feel like a little kid standing by the box and wishing my personal expression a safe journey to someone I care about. It's an intimate experience touched by many hands. 








Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Calligraphy Supply Lists




For the Copperplate Hand
• General's Test Scoring Pencil and any pencil sharpener

• Speedball Oblique Pen Holder 
Suitable for both right and left-hands.
• Ziller Oblique Pen Black Speed Holder
Suitable for right hand ONLY.
Hourglass Adjustable Oblique Holder
Specify which hand when ordering

Pointed Pen Nibs
• Tachikawa Nikko G Nib Pack of 3 (start with this one)

• Brause Steno Nib 361 Pack of 3 (a more flexible nib you will love, but better to use after you’re comfortable with the Tachikawa G nib)

Cleaner (for hands and nibs)
• Viva Paper Towels and a spray bottle of diluted Mrs. Meyers General All-Purpose Cleaner
• OR wet wipes

For the Italic Hand

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Cursive Crush Weekend Workshop: June 20-21st, 2015




The speed of digital communication today has gifted us with more time to pursue things we love. But somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten how good it feels to use a writing instrument to record our thoughts for ourselves and to those we love. Writing, and the time it takes to produce letterforms, is good for the body, mind, and spirit. It is also a gift to the recipient, who holds your elevated thoughts in their hands, literally, and with far more consideration and pause than through a text or email. 

The child of Spencerian calligraphy, Cursive Handwriting is not forgotten, because we have made a table for you to come join us in two fun and joyous days of lettering. Students will learn (or re-learn!) capitals and lower case letterforms, through formal exercises in structure, rhythm and flow - all standards similar to those taught not that long ago. 

Day one is spent on spacing and lower case characters. Day two we’ll dance with capitals and dive right into an envelope addressing/letter writing project. Both days we’ll take an hour break for lunch. This workshop is suitable for calligraphers, tweens, and all adults. 

Supply List:

Paper:
  • Bienfang Graphics 360 9''x12'' Marker Pad
or Borden & Riley 9’’x12’’ 100s Smooth Cotton Comp Pad
  • Rhodia Lined No 18 Pad

Pens:
  • Pentel Slicci 025 pen
  • Pentel Hybrid Technica pen
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. Ballpoint, rollerball, gel pens, etc. 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:
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Metal ruler
  • Xacto Blades/knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat (or the back of a pad of paper)


$160.00

Additional Information

SKUARTZ1570
BrandAnne Elser
Department NameART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Store LocationPonce City Market