WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
Gray Scale-Exploring Graphite Lettering from Small and Delicate to Big & Bold
Spring Workshop with Amity Parks
Sponsored by the Mysticalligraphers
April 7-8, 2018 (Note correction of dates)
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coastal Lodge on 637 Pequot Trail, Stonington
Using only the humble pencil and its other graphite cousins allows us to practice ways of creating dynamic layouts even within the limited grayscale palette. By exploring the most striking of contrasts – scale – we will challenge ourselves to create powerful layouts focused on the relationship between large and small design elements.
Beginning with a series of exercises we will study a range of pencil lettering techniques, from formal drawn Roman capitals to a variety of more modern and casual hands. We’ll then explore some non-traditional graphite techniques that allow for bold, large scale lettering designs. Finally, we’ll combine these two elements in a variety of layout and design exercises that will lead us to the creation of works that reflect both the delicate beauty and dynamic contrasts possible within the graphite family
SUPPLY LIST-this link is to a pdf file
$165 for members, $180 for non-members
Make checks out to Mysticalligraphers and send to
Maureen Gilardi, 38 Russell Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Checks due March 14, 2018
Questions : email Barbara Read at email@example.com
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
(Knowledge of a few calligraphic hands is required.)
The Mysticalligraphers meet once a month throughout the year on the second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Mystic-Noank Library, 40 Library Street, Mystic
Video: Reggie's Italic DVD
Cardmaking for Sunshine Committee
Italic Pointed Pen
Guest Artist Night: Eva Leone & Chinese brush letters
Writing in a Circle
Letters on Rocks
JULY 11 & 25
AUGUST 8 & 22
Summer workshops TBA
Tips of the Trade & Sharing Ideas on Tools
Double stroke letter forms
Directions to the Grange (workshop location):
From the South
Take Exit 91 off of Rt. I-95. Go straight through the light onto Rt. 234
The Lodge is about a mile or less on the right.
From the North.
Take exit 91 off of Rt. I-95. Go left at the end of the ramp.
Go left at the light onto Rt. 234(Pequot Trail).
The Lodge is less than a mile on the right.