Thursday, September 12, 2013

Beginning Bookbinding at Spruill begins next Tuesday evening!

BEGINNING BOOKBINDING WITH ANNE ELSER

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Course Number:
134PPBB010
Dates:
Tuesday, September 17 - October 22, 2013  Check for other dates or times
Sessions:
6
Meets:
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Instructor:
Anne Elser
Fee:
$210  Fee Breakdown

Course Description

If you enjoy stitching, paper, and color in the company of good friends, you'll love this beginning bookbinding class. In Bookbinding 1, discover the fascinating anatomy of a book from cover to spine to fly sheet and how to make one sing in the spirit of good craftsmanship while celebrating your own aesthetic. Not only will you learn to make books (4!) and a custom slipcase for one of them, you'll be making the tools used to create them that make the process easy and enjoyable. Detailed handouts and an inventive and caring instructor are waiting for your heart and hands. This course is great for all crafters, artists, and scrapbookers of all levels and for those who want help in luring their creative side to the surface. Projects included: Piercing Cradle, The Merfect, Side Stab Books, Coptic Book with Visible Spine, Tape Bound Book, Slip Case, and a Case Bound Book. Supply List available on www.spruillarts.org.


Monday, September 09, 2013

Copperplate Calligraphy Classes (day and night) begin this Thursday at Spruill!

CALLIGRAPHY: COPPERPLATE WITH ANNE ELSER: 1:30-4PM

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Course Number:
134DACA250
Dates:
Thursday, September 12 - October 17, 2013  Check for other dates or times
Sessions:
6
Meets:
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor:
Anne Elser
Fee:
$210  Fee Breakdown

Course Description

Copperplate Hand poster by Anne ElserThis is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thicks and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. During the six-week course, 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. This class is appropriate for Beginner to Intermediate students.
   
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CALLIGRAPHY: COPPERPLATE WITH ANNE ELSER 6-8PM

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Course Number:
134DACA260
Dates:
Thursday, September 12 - October 17, 2013  Check for other dates or times
Sessions:
6
Meets:
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Instructor:
Anne Elser
Fee:
$210  Fee Breakdown

Course Description

Copperplate Hand poster by Anne ElserThis is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thicks and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon. During the six-week course, 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. This class is appropriate for Beginner to Intermediate students.

There are still openings remaining at this time.
A valid credit card will be required for payment. Please have your card information ready.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Calligraphic Hand-Painted Anniversary or Wedding Hankerchief


Ever since my wedding vow hankies made it to the pages of Martha Stewart Real Weddings, I've had a lot of requests for more. But at $275 per hankie, not a lot of newlyweds have that extra money in their budgets to have two hankies made, each with the vows they read to their intended, as they walk down the aisle. What makes these worth the expense, though, is that you've got a family heirloom waiting to be framed and hung on the wall for generations to admire. And you've also helped put my son through college. :)


If two hankies isn't in your budget, this anniversary present might suit you just fine. Select the best portion of your wedding vows to be painted on one hankie, along with your names and the date of your wedding. Keep it under 40 words, choose a linen color and poof - you're set to go.


You might also select to have me calligraph just one name, or create a monogram, or a specific piece for something blue to carry down the aisle, or one for each of your groomsmen or bridesmaids. There are infinite options.


The paint I use is permanent fabric paint and stands up very well to multiple washings. I'm a hankie user myself - preferring the feel of fabric as opposed to kleenex. You can use your hankie for one year, then frame it at your following anniversary.


I actually still have the table napkin my great, great grandfather used on the ship during his immigration from Norway to Ellis Island. My aunt framed it and left the butter stains intact - so you get a glimmer of the full experience of how our family started in this country. It tells such a wonderful story.



Want to see more Anniversary hankie shots? Go here to browse the full collection

Go here to see the process shots from sketch to final

Go here to see other hand-painted linen ideas from hankies to hand towels. 

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Tonight: Calligraphy 3 begins at 6PM!

Calligraphy Three: Advanced

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Calligraphy Three: Advanced

$190.00
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Calligraphy Three: Advanced with Anne Elser
6 Sessions | Intermediate to Advanced
ARTZ1328 | September 4 - October 9, 6 - 8:30pm

Description:
Calligraphy 3 is an advanced beginner calligraphy class 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!