2015 April Meeting

Fun, Fabulous Filigree

The April Meeting will be held at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library on April 11, 2015.

Meeting time is 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Please join us a Maria-Helena Hoksch demonstrates using filigree to add decoration to your letters.  We will explore filigree in Medieval manuscripts and in the American Golden Age of Penmanship.  Maria-Helena will show how filigree can be adapted to contemporary  lettering and share some examples of her work.  She will also bring a set of Lombardic capitals that can be decorated or you can draw your own.  Be ready to play, let your creativity flow and have fun with filigree!

Materials List

red or blue gouache for filigree




pointed nib with straight or oblique holder (a red or blue fine point marker may be substituted)

gold, dark blue or black gouache or Sumi ink for painting in letter

small brush–size 0, 1 or 2

watercolor paper

practice paper

tracing paper

mixing brush

mixing tray

ruling pen (optional)

Scribe & Describe

Don’t forget to bring your latest calligraphic endeavors.  We always have a great time seeing what everyone has been up to.

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