2014 September Meeting

Foundational Hand:    The first meeting of the year will be held on Saturday, September13, at the East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie) at 10:00 am.  Member Eugenia Uhl will present the basics of the foundational hand, emphasizing weight, pen angle, branching and spacing.  All levels of experience are welcome.

For the second half of the meeting we will write a page based on the layout of a medieval book, then decorate it with an initial letter. Eugenia will provide examples of initial letters and decorative borders. You may bring your own favorite poem or quote to use for the text.

There is no charge for the meeting, but we request that you to register on the website so we can get an idea of how many people will attend.

Materials List:

pencil, ruler, eraser

graph pad/lined practice paper

black calligraphy felt tip pen 3.5 or 2.0 mm OR dip pen and black ink (#2 or #3 mitchell or         Speedball c-3) Really any size can work but these are best for the book page writing. Need to be kind of small to fit and look like book hand.

2/3 sheets good paper, about 8.5 x 11

colored inks OR colored calligraphy felt tips

colored pencils or markers

your favorite long quote or poem




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