Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend Workshop October 25-26, 2014

This coming weekend I'll be teaching a Copperplate Calligraphy workshop from 11-4:30. Come join in the fun of inking up a page with loops, ascenders, descenders, power, and grace!

Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser 
2 Sessions | Beginner to Intermediate | Price: $160 | Max.10 
ARTZ1463 | Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 11am - 4:30pm

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.

Instructor Bio:

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 compliment 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 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 Workshop takes place in our Buckhead store.

For questions or comments please email Jacob@Bindersart.com 

The Supply list for this class can be found HERE

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