MEETINGS

Atlanta's Calligraphy Guild

General membership meetings are held five times per year:

September, November, January, March, May

 on the second Monday of the month (unless otherwise advised)

The guild is planning to keep to our regular schedule of General Meetings - we will be meeting virtually, via Zoom, until it once again is safe for us to meet in person.  The great benefit to this is that our members who live outside the Atlanta Metro area will be able to join us!  Programs are under discussion and we hope that  you will enjoy the fun instruction we have planned!

 

As they say…Zoom is the next best thing to being there!  Stay tuned to your e-mail or to this page for more information. 

HELPFUL ZOOM INFO HERE

MAY MEETING DETAILS

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.” 

 

 

Date:
Monday, May 10th

Where:
Via Zoom

(link will be sent to members the morning of the meeting by Corresponding Secretary)
Time:
 
6:55 PM:  Zoom Waiting Room Door will open
7:00-7:20 Social Time 
7:20-7:30 Announcements
Program: 7:30 until around 9:00PM

 

THE PROGRAM

January Meeting was a success with Gina Jonas!

Gina has been a professional calligrapher and teacher for 41 years and is the author of two books, including Calligraphy as Art and Meditation: A New Approach

You can check out her website: http://www.ginajonascalligrapher.com/

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Carrie Imai Creative process.jpg

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Meeting details are sent to members via e-mail!

 

IN-PERSON MEETINGS:

Meetings consist of a social hour followed by a short meeting and program.

Social time: 7:00-7:30 pm (Please feel free to bring a snack to share)

7:30 pm Short Business meeting and Program

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Meeting location and parking:

550 Pharr Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA  30305 (unless otherwise noted)

Meetings are in the 2nd floor conference room: signs will direct you there.

The entrance to the parking lot is on Pharr Road.

The entrance is the driveway between the Stay Bridge Suites Hotel and the 550 building.  

Park in the lot underneath the building (subterranean lot).

Upon entering from the street, drive straight and down the ramp.  

This lot has both direct access to the elevator into the building and a security camera.

Parking is free: no validation necessary.

 

​​Map: 550 Pharr Road, NE

Atlanta, GA  30305

Beautiful Art by Margaret Amoss!
"Dropping Color into Wet Letterforms"
Calligraphy written quote
Calligraphy supplies