Saturday, April 09, 2016

Italic Calligraphy Weekend Workshop with Anne Elser - April

Ponce City Market 2016
Workshop

Italic Calligraphy Weekend Workshop with Anne Elser 2 Sessions | Beginner to Intermediate | Price: $160 | Max. 15 ARTZPCM16430 | Saturday & Sunday, April 30th – May 1st, 11am – 4:30pm

The Italic calligraphic hand is one of the most widely used and versatile alphabets around. It's generously wide strokes, produced with a broad edge nib can easily be dressed up or down. Italic is the perfect hand to learn for the beginning calligrapher yet versatile enough to experiment with for the advanced.

During this two-day workshop, students will be given handouts and guide sheets, learning the upper and lower case characters. We will also cover spacing and layout for addressing envelopes.

Calligraphy is less about pretty handwriting and more about DRAWING each and every letter. It’s about establishing a pacing 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.
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 better serve Atlanta's calligraphic and book arts communities, Anne recently founded "The Atlanta Penablers" a group that meets occasionally throughout the year and helps facilitate the visiting calligraphic instructor workshops held at the Binders Art School.

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 PCM store.

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

Please visit the Binders blog and read our Q&A with this instructor to learn more. And visit their website at: http://annepages.blogspot.com/

Cursive Crush Weekend Workshop: April 16/17, 2016

Cursive Crush with Anne Elser -April

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.

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.

To complement and serve Atlanta's calligraphic community, Anne founded "The Atlanta Penablers" a group that meets periodically throughout the year, while also hosting visiting calligraphic instructors from around the world via workshops, demonstrations, and interviews. 

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 waitlist, please email the Education Office at: artschool@bindersart.com

Please visit the Binders blog and read our Q&A with this instructor to learn more. And visit their website at: http://annepages.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 01, 2016

The Calligraphic Painting: Step-By-Step 2-Day Workshop


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. Suitable for calligraphic students who have taken at least one beginning calligraphy broad edge or pointed pen course and for advanced calligraphers as well.

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 transfering 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! 

Supply List:

• 1-3 word meaningful phrase/name or one grouping of up to 3 letters

Surface for painting: (no larger than 9 x 12)
* Primed (gessoed) Board (Can be cradled or flat) or 
* Arches 300# Cold or Hot Press Water color paper. 

Pencils
* Soft/dark: Anything in the B range.
* Hard/light: for detailed work anything in the H range.

Erasers
* Big eraser  -  Mars Plastic Eraser or any of your choice.
* Small eraser  -  Tuff Stuff eraser stick or Tombow Eraser stick (something small for detailed corrections).

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

Brushes
* 2 Pentel Water Brushes: Small and Medium.
* 1 Liner brush within the size range of 0 - 4.
* 1 or 2 inch Short Flat/Bright (inexpensive) brush for applying base coat/underpainting

Paint
* 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 

Ruler

Palette for mixing colors

Paper Towels: Viva or blue shop towels


Water Container: to clean your brushes and thin out paint

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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