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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

AmityParks workshop

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 blrpen@comcast.net

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
(Knowledge of a few calligraphic hands is required.)





MONTHLY MEETINGS

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

2018 SCHEDULE

JANUARY 10
Video: Reggie's Italic DVD

FEBRUARY 14
Cardmaking for Sunshine Committee

MARCH 14
Italic Pointed Pen

APRIL 11
Guest Artist Night: Eva Leone & Chinese brush letters

MAY 9
Writing in a Circle

JUNE 13
Letters on Rocks

JULY 11 & 25
AUGUST 8 & 22
Summer workshops TBA

SEPTEMBER 12
Tips of the Trade & Sharing Ideas on Tools

OCTOBER 10
Double stroke letter forms

NOVEMBER 14
Page Exchange

DECEMBER 12
Holiday Party

 


 

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
(Pequot Trail).
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.