ANNE ELSER began her education at the Cleveland Institute of Art, graduating in 1991 with a BFA in painting and ceramics. In ‘97, after returning to Atlanta to study graphic design at Portfolio Center, she began a teaching career in graphic design, calligraphy, bookbinding, and painting.
Currently offering public and private calligraphy and bookbinding classes and workshops at Binders Art School and Spruill Center for the Arts, Anne’s goal as an instructor is to facilitate the flourishing of community for creatives of all levels who are interested in going deeper into unearthing their unique gifts and abilities, enriching the content of their creative work, as well as their personal lives. To this end, she recently founded Atlanta’s new calligraphy guild, The Atlanta Penablers, who meet monthly for workshops, discussion and community enrichment.
Artist, designer, calligrapher, bookbinder, and an instructor in these fields, Anne believes making art creates a channel for truth and is a soulful reflection of the connections shared by all. Mother, Mentor and Friend, she believes all creative work has story and gives voice to the important work of knowing Self.
Anne's calligraphic wedding work has been featured both in Atlanta Weddings Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings and she's kept pretty busy all year round with custom calligraphic hand lettering for both corporate and private clients.