A Yearlong Course with Reggie Ezell
Treat yourself to a year of unparalleled instruction with 6 full weekends, every other month throughout 2017. The two-day classes are geared to all levels of expertise with Reggie as the consummate teacher, leading you to depths of creativity once thought beyond reach. His methods have been proven effective and successful for nearly thirty years, sometimes encouraging not-so-gently, but always with humor. A full weekend being immersed in what we love to do is a justifiable reward for investing the time and money to make it happen.
Come and play for a year and watch what happens … you’ll surprise yourself and others!
To reserve your spot in the class, you will need to be a member of our guild (NOLAA) and send in a non-refundable deposit of $100. A payment plan will be available as follows: $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place, then $200 payments due on September, October, November, December, January, February, and March for the full $1500 fee. The overall cost of the workshop may decrease depending on the number of students. NOLAA will be covering Reggie’s monthly material fees. Class size is limited to 30 lucky people. The overall cost is less than $125 per day, well worth all the knowledge you will gain. You can register by PayPal by clicking on the button in the main menu or by mail.
February 18 & 19, 2017
April 29 & 30, 2017
June 10 & 11, 2017
August 19 & 20, 2017
October 14 & 15, 2017
December 16 & 17, 2017
Promptly starts at 9:00 am, ends at 5-6 pm
1445 Mac Arthur Avenue,
Throughout the year several of our members offer calligraphy classes.
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NOLAA Needs You!
It’s time to renew your membership
We’ve had a most productive year featuring outstanding workshops with Maria Helena Hoksch & Denis Brown. Now it’s time to look forward to, among other events, our yearlong course of 26 Seeds: a Year to Grow with Reggie Ezell. More detailed information about this unique opportunity to study with a premier teacher of the lettering arts will be forthcoming.
You may now renew your membership as well as reserve your spot in Reggie’s class using the Paypal button in the main menu.Read More
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 am – 11:30 am
East Bank Regional Library
4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie
It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by! Throughout the year we have been talking about the upcoming course with Reggie Ezell and even using his CD’s as instructive media during our meetings. Reggie is an extraordinary teacher and he will be retiring at the end of 2017. Beginning next year we are privileged to host his final course of 26 Seeds: A Year to Grow. Join us for this unique adventure. Whether you are an experienced calligrapher or someone whose passion for lettering has just awakened, this chance to study with Reggie Ezell should not be missed.
LaVerne Parfait has been fortunate to have taken Reggie’s courses many times over the years. Come and hear how you too can be a part of this faboulous opportunity.
Scribe & Describe
Share with us your latest calligraphic efforts. It’s always great to see what everyone has been up to!Read More
Time is running out!
But it’s not too late to register for an opportunity to study with a master calligrapher. Denis Brown has been studying & practicing calligraphy since he was fifteen years old. He holds a degree in calligraphy from London’s Roehampton Institute & at age 20 became the youngest Fellow in the UK Society of Scribes & Illuminators. Please visit his web site at quillskill.com to see some examples of his extraordinary work.
Mr. Brown will be traveling from his native Ireland to be in New Orleans from April 15th-19th conducting two major workshops. There is still space but you must register by April 1st.
Please note that the Denis Brown workshops will take the place of our regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
There will be no meeting on April 9th.
C E L T I C S C R I P T : I N S U L A R H A L F U N C I A L
Friday, April 15th & Saturday, April 16th
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
An introduction to Celtic writing. We will practice a simplified form of insular half uncial, the Celtic script as used in Irish manuscripts of the Early Christian period such as The Book of Kells.
Tools and Materials: Broad edged calligraphy dip-pens (Brause, Mitchell, Speedball, or similar; large nib sizes, (fountain pens are not suitable), ink, gouache paints, palette, mixing brushes, water jar, pencils, ruler, sable watercolor brushes, sizes 000, 0 and 2, 11”x17” layout paper or other practice paper plus a sheet of quality paper such, e.g. Arches Text Wove or BFK Rives or your own preferred brand. Finely powdered gum sandarac plus a clean bristle paint-bush to apply it with, a cheap brand is adequate, medium/large size.
G O T H I C I Z E D I T A L I C S C R I P T
Sunday, April 17th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
April 18th & 19th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
This hybrid of Denis’ energetic italics with Gothic characteristics results in a lively modern form. Denis’ theory of italic will be introduced so students can aspire to understand forms rather than merely copy them. Advanced pen manipulations will help bring the forms to life.
Tools and materials: Square edged dip-pens, (Brause size 3mm & 4mm particularly recommended in addition to students own preferred brand); ink; ruler; pencils; pad of practice paper A3 size (11″x l7″) or larger; gouache; palettes, mixing and loading brushes. A couple of sheets of a quality paper such as Arches Text Wove or BFK Rives. Finely powdered gum sandarac plus a clean bristle paint-bush to apply it with, a cheap brand is adequate, medium/large size.
Both Workshops: $350/members, $375/non-members
All workshops will be held at Carlo Ditta Meeting Room
1445 MacArthur Ave., Harvey
Please fill out the attached registration form to reserve your space for this exciting workshop opportunity.
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