CALLIGRAPHY EDUCATION IN BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Calligraphy Guild offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year in the form of classes, workshops and other training events. For more information on how these educational opportunities work, see our workshop guidelines.


WORKSHOPS & events 2016-2017

 

January 2016:

VALERIE WEILMUENSTER
Manuscript Illumination and Gilding Techniques
January 16, 17, and 18, 2016

february 2016:

VALERIE WEILMUENSTER
Illumination and Gilding: Putting It All Together
February 13,14, and 15, 2016

MARCH 2016:

ZENTANGLES
with Elizabeth VanderKamp, certified instructor

august 2016

HEATHER HELD
The Enchanted Meadow
August 6-7

november 2016

HEATHER HELD
Holiday Flourishes and The Italian Hand or Victorian Pen (tbd)
November 12-13 

2017 WORKSHOPS

MARCH 2017

NANCY CULMONE
Capturing the Wild Colors - Techniques for Colorful Writing

March 25-26

NANCY CULMONE
Magnum Copperplate in Glowing Color: Large, Bold and Colorful Copperplate Letters

March 27-28

 

JUNE 2017

KATHY MILICI
Storybook Script 1 and 2
June 3-4

Cost: $150 approximately

Storybook Script

AUGUST 2017

AMITY PARKS
The Fearless Series -  Working Without Worry
August 26-27
Cost: approximately $175 (could be lowered if more sign up)



In this class you will develop a series of works of art that combine lettering, painting, drawing, collage, recycled materials, photographic images and transparency layers. Your goal will be to create pages that avoid the obvious, that force the viewer to look closely to see what is buried within. By layering your work/letters, you invite your viewer ‘into’ and not simply ‘across’ the page, a slowing down so to speak, which allows the message to go to a deeper and more meaningful place.

You will work in a small scale in multiples, focusing on the development of a series of work, refining your designs and the integration of words and letters into your pages. Working on several pieces at once allows for more risky exploration and takes away the preciousness and fear we often feel when working on a single piece.

Principles of lettering and design will find new expression through the freedom of working small and with the versatile arrangement of elements possible with these hybrid layering techniques. You will explore how to incorporate the personal into your pieces, and why this is necessary to create work that tells a compelling story.

NOVEMBER 2017

KATHY MILICI
The Flourished Name, Monogram, and Envelope
November 10, 11 and 12

WORKSHOP SIGN UP INFORMATION

Deposits are being accepted for all workshops through the end of 2016. For each workshop, there is a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $40.00. You may pay the deposit for more than one workshop, but you must put the name of each workshop on each check so that the workshop chairs and the treasurer know what workshops you are registering for.

Total cost of workshops will be determined once a plane ticket has been purchased or mileage estimated. Deposits received will determine whether or not a workshop will run.

Balance of workshop is due 90 days prior to the workshop dates.

Please make your check payable to the Birmingham Calligraphy Guild care of Mary Ann Morrow. Please mail your check to:

Birmingham Calligraphy Guild

c/o Nan Keen
324 Emerald Lane
Chelsea, AL 35043

The receipt of your deposit and a LOTTERY determines your position in the class. Checks will be deposited upon receipt.

All communication regarding workshops will be by email unless we are notifed otherwise.

For additional workshop information

 

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meetings / programs

March 19, 2017
1-5 pm Emmet O'Neal Library
Guild Meeting, followed by independent work

April 22, 2017
1-5 pm Emmet O'Neal Library
Fantastic Flourishing with Melinda Sapp

June 11, 2017
Bill Lilly Envelope Reconstruction
1-5 pm Emmet O'Neal Library

June 17, 2017
Past Paper "Tasting"
9-5 pm  Mountain Brook Board of Ed (to be confirmed)
Cost: $50 (limit 12 participants)

July 16, 2017
Colored Pencil Session with Jean Masters
1-5 pm Emmet O'Neal Library

August 12, 2017
ORIENTATION FAIR
9-1 pm    Place to be announced

September 16, 2017
Guild Meeting
9-1 pm     Place to be announced

November 4, 2017
Guild Meeting
Emmet O'Neal Library meeting room

December 9, 2017
Guild Meeting
Emmet O'Neal Library meeting room

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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