Welcome, Friends 

to

Atlanta's Calligraphy Guild

Due to the situation surrounding the pandemic,

all in person Friends of the Alphabet events have been cancelled.

But as disappointing as that may sound, members can look forward to convening for General Meetings/Programs and Workshops via the Zoom Platform! 

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Summer Boot Camp for Calligraphers

With the talented and always fun

Carrie Imai

FREE to all our Guild members

Never used a dip pen in your life?
Or
Taken every calligraphy workshop ever offered

(both in person & on-line)?
Or
Somewhere in between?

We have the summer on-line calligraphy program to tighten up your nibs and loosen up your lettering!!!

ORIENTATION
Carrie will instruct newbies on exactly how to use a straight edged dip pen
This program will have something for EVERYONE
Beginner to Seasoned Calligrapher
 
ROUTINE
We will meet online bi-weekly in June, July, & August
Mondays from 7-9 p.m. EDT
June 7 & 21; July 12 & 26; August 16 & 30
 
STRENGTH BUILDING
We will begin with how to properly use a Straight edged dip Pen
We will look at Italics, Foundational, and Uncial lettering styles
You will be a stronger calligrapher at the end of the summer wherever your starting point
 
CONFIDENCE
She has been instructing for 35+ years, and loves helping each student find their own best letters
You can expect to see a marked improvement in your writing
And expand your knowledge of what makes a good alphabet

AGILITY
Carrie is famous for showing calligraphers how to make their letters dance

FUN & INSPIRATION
Plan to join us every other Monday as we have fun and inspire one another to  excel

Supply List  and Calligraphy Bootcamp Flyer

The Italic portion of this summer series starts with a review of the beautiful formal Italic alphabet.  We will study each of the components of the alphabet – what makes it look the way it does (weight, width, shape, slant, serifs, etc.) - and use this information to determine how your personal italic can be improved.  No matter where you begin, this class will either give you a good start in calligraphy, or refresh and refine the italic you have.

First Program on June 7

 

The Italic portion of this summer series starts with a review of the beautiful formal Italic alphabet.  We will study each of the components of the alphabet – what makes it look the way it does (weight, width, shape, slant, serifs, etc.) - and use this information to determine how your personal italic can be improved.  No matter where you begin, this class will either give you a good start in calligraphy, or refresh and refine the italic you have.

Supply List

See Workshop Schedule Page for more information

 

Calligraphy Atlanta Carrie Imai
Calligraphy Atlanta Carrie Imai

May Program and Meeting Via Zoom

Monday, May 10th, 2021

7:00PM - 9:00PM

The wonderful Carrie Imai will give a presentation: 

The Creative Process 

at our May 10, 2021 meeting. After the presentation she will guide us through a fun project, watercolor flowers. 

 

Please note that the meeting will be held via Zoom. An invitation will be sent to FOTA members ahead of time with a link to join the meeting. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm with social time and a brief business meeting; the program starts at 7:30 pm. 

 

If you are not currently a member of Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet but you would like to attend this meeting as a guest, please call program chair, Margaret Amoss, at 678-367-5852.

Supplies to have on hand: watercolor palette or tube watercolor and palette; a pointed brush #1 or similar (the better the brush, the better the results. Sable brush is the best, but Winsor-Newton Sceptre Series brush is mixed natural and synthetic bristles and comes to a good point. Any brush that comes to a good point will do.); water pot, paper towels and a piece of paper that doesn’t bleed (i.e. Canson or Strathmore Drawing or Sketch Paper Pad). Or make do with whatever you already have!

 

A bit about Carrie Imai: Carrie has been teaching calligraphy and related subjects for over 35 years. Following completion of a certificate program in graphic art and design she started a free-lance calligraphy and graphic arts business, and has worked as a calligrapher for the County of Los Angeles. She has taught at international calligraphy conferences, UCLA Extension, Brandes Art Institute, Hughes Aircraft, RAND Corporation, and guilds across the US and Canada and abroad. She is past President of the Society for Calligraphy, Los Angeles and Director of the Letters California Style conference. She published a book entitled “Dancin’ Pen.”

All these ventures have brought her joy. But in her words, “What really turns me on is seeing the light go on in a student’s eyes. Life is good.” 

Click HERE for details on the MEETINGS page!

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Are You A Facebook Subscriber? 

If so, two Facebook Pages have been created during the quarantine that are of interest to anyone who loves calligraphy!

1) CALLIGRAPHIC INSPIRATION FROM CALLIGRAPHERS AROUND THE WORLD:  Quarantined Calligraphers

2).  INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE INSTRUCTION:  

Quarantined Calligraphers - A Lesson to be Learned

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