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!
Class is full
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.”
The workshop chair is putting together an exciting list of Zoom workshops for 2021! Details to follow.
See Workshop Schedule Page for more information
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