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.
NOVEMBER MEETING DETAILS
Monday, November 8, 2021
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Holiday Card Demonstration
ATLANTA FRIENDS OF THE ALPHABET
FREE TO MEMBERS
Monday, November 8, 2021
General Guild meeting at 6:30
Julie’s Demonstration from 7-9p.m.
Eastern Standard Time
HOLIDAY CARD DEMONSTRATION
It’s that time of year again! Time to think about holiday cards
for the special people in your life.
I'll demonstrate a few easy lettering styles, and then we'll play
with fun ways to decorate both cards and envelopes.
IF YOU WANT MORE!!
Julie will be doing a 6-hour workshop on Holiday Cards on
November 16, 17 & 18 from 11a.. until 1 p.m. each day….
and the link of that is www.wildmandesigns.com/onlineclasses
Brief social time and guild business to begin at 6:30 pm,
and the program will start at 7:00 pm.
Note that this meeting will be held via Zoom.
A link will be sent to members ahead of time. If you are interested in attending this meeting but are not currently a member of
Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet,
please call Program Chair Margaret Amoss at 678-367-5852.
Julie Wildman is a highly regarded professional in the fields of graphic design, commercial lettering, calligraphy and workshops. Her studio is in northwest Indiana, only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago.
Her calligraphic interest began in the late ‘80s after a friend gave her Timothy Botts’ book “Doorposts,” and she saw the written word illustrated in such a way as never before. About ten years later, she had the privilege of taking a year-long class with an internationally known calligrapher and was hooked. She joined the Chicago Calligraphy Collective soon after and embarked on a lifelong journey of studying letters.
Since then, her work has been exhibited in juried shows throughout the Midwest and the U.S., including the Newberry Library in Chicago.
In 2007 and 2014, her pieces “Psalm 117” and “An Alphabet Book,” respectively, won the Newberry’s Purchase Prize Award and became a part of the Library’s permanent collection. Her work has also been published in many issues of Letter Arts Review, as well as Bound & Lettered, a publication featuring the works of accomplished calligraphers and book artists.
She loves line, shape, color, texture, paper, ink, and paint and often can’t believe she gets to play with them for a living! She enthusiastically shares her love of “beautiful writing” with young and old by teaching calligraphy for staff development classes, on-site promotional events, community programs and personal growth workshops throughout the Chicagoland area, U.S., and Canada. And now with Zoom classes, she has taught students from more than 20 countries around the world.
For a complete curriculum vitae and to see more of her work, please visit her website at wildmandesigns.com
Monday, November 8
(link will be sent to members the morning of the meeting by Corresponding Secretary)
6:30 Social Time and General Meeting
Program: 7:00 until around 9:00PM
Meeting details are sent to members via e-mail!
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