Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
East Bank Regional Library
4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie
Book making has always been a much requested topic. So once again we have called upon Eugenia Uhl to lead us in a hands on demonstration of the construction of a Ribbon Book.
For the covers of these delightful books, you will need two pieces of thick decorative paper. Eugenia has printed photographs onto Arches paper using her home printer.
Please be sure to have you paper & ribbons cut to the specified sizes as this will speed up the process.
Ribbon 1.5 x 21 inches, cut in 3 equal pieces (7” each) OR thick decorative paper works too
Covers, thick decorative paper, 2 pieces: 9.5 x 8.5 inches
Bookbinding thread 1 ply, 9x height of book (8.5″) = 76.5 inches
Inside pages: 28-8.25 x 9.25 inches, we will fold these to make 7 signatures, use whatever type paper you would like on the inside of your book
Piercing Cradle (a phone book works well) We will have some to share
Pencil, eraser, extra piece of scrap paper (3×8.5”)
Xacto knife, ruler, cutting board
PVC glue, cheap glue brush, scrap paper (to glue on)
2 medium book binding clamps
Several of our members teach calligraphy classes throughout the year. Roxanne Beard will be teaching “Calligraphy Basics Series-Italic” on March 5th. Eugenia Uhl teaches several classes in bookbinding and calligraphy at the New Orleans School of Art & Craft. Please click on Calligraphy Classes in the main menu for contact information on Roxanne and Eugenia and for a listing of current classes at the New Orleans School of Art & Craft.
Seastones–Adding Ovals to Your Copperplate with Maria Helena Hoksch
Saturday, January 9, 2016
9:30 AM to 5 PM
Carlo Ditta Meeting Room
1445 MacArthur Ave., Harvey
Many great artists borrow inspiration from nature. Platt Spencer, the father of American penmanship, was no exception. While visiting Lake Erie, he pocketed numerous small stones which became for him a guide to good form.
Over many years of intense study local calligrapher, Maria Helena Hoksch, has developed her own way of using ovals to enhance her copperplate lettering. She calls this style Seastones.
Please join us as Maria Helena guides us in exploring this lovely style, turning a lettered page into a beach covered with polished pebbles. We will then apply the Seastone script to addressing envelopes.
Lined guide sheets will be provided. Prior knowledge of any pointed pen script is useful but not essential. For those who don’t feel comfortable with pointed pen, you may work with fine tip markers or sharp pencils.
You may participate in a morning session or stay for a full day of more in depth study.
Members–$25 for 1/2 day, $40 for full day
Non members–$35 for 1/2 day, $55 for full day
To register please print out the registration form below & mail in by January 5, 2016.
Hard and soft pencils
Lighter or Matches
Fine Black Marker (Sharpie Pen)
Hunt 101 nibs, at least two
Palace Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Winsor Newton Ivory Black Gouache
Water container for cleaning/rinsing the nib
Soft Paper Towel
Little Inkwell or Container, for dipping your pen
Canson Pro Layout Marker Pad, 9″x12″
Drafting Dots or removable tape
Blotting paper for cushion, slant board,Ott light & long extension cord, your favorite pointed nibs, Cranford black paper (smooth, comes in pad), Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof white, another dipping dish, extra envelopes (smooth & thinner), protractor & old toothbrush
You can obtain supplies from David Art or on line through Paper & Ink Arts or John Neal.
It’s Christmas once again & time for our holiday card exchange.
Please join us on December 12th at 10:00 AM.
Bring a handmade card & your favorite cookies to share.
We will meet at the Keller Library & Community Center
300 North Broad, New Orleans, 70119.
This is a lovely way to greet the holiday season with calligraphy & good friends.Read More
*Please Note: New Location We will meet at the North Kenner branch of the library at 630 West Esplanade at 9:30am
November’s meeting will be a hands-on study of blackletter led by Vince Mitchell and Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs. We will begin by making the basic forms of this constructed alphabet, then we will follow the video of Reggie Ezell’s version of the same alphabet, step by step. We will use black ink as well as mixing colored gouache and watercolor for use in pens.
Materials: For lettering, you should bring
For working with colored gouache or watercolor, please bring
**Knowing the fundamentals of blackletter will be helpful at our spring 2016 workshop with Irish calligrapher Denis Brown, who will spend two of the four days he is in town showing us a cursive form of blackletter. (See the previous post “Save the Dates” below for more info)
Note: In 2017, Reggie Ezell will be teaching a year-long workshop for NOLAA where we meet for a weekend every two months. The workshop will cover many advanced techniques. Our November meeting is a good opportunity to preview his teaching style.Read More
Mark your calendars for an unsurpassed opportunity to study with lettering artist, Denis Brown.
From April 15 to April 19, 2016, Mr. Brown will conduct two workshops in New Orleans.
Half Uncial will be featured April 15 & 16. This is an introduction to the Celtic hand that is seen in Irish manuscripts such as the Book of Kells.
On April 17 we will begin the topic of Gothic Scripts. The workshop will continue on the following two evenings, April 18 & 19.
Cost per workshop is $200 for NOLAA members and $225 for non-members.
If you are taking both workshops the cost is $350 for NOLAA members and $375 for non-members.
NOLAA is extremely excited to host Denis Brown and hopes that you will be able to join us.
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