Sorry to Have Been Out of Touch

We have unfortunately had no success in securing venues for the upcoming meetings this year.  So it is with great regret that we find it necessary to suspend our meetings in April and May.  We continue to explore new meeting sites and if anyone has any suggestions for the future please pass them on.

Do to the infrequency of our meetings this year, we have decided to extend the current membership period through 2018. Therefore, if you joined NOLAA for the 2016-2017 year your membership will be in effect until May 2018.

On a happier note, congratulations to Amy Morvant who is this year’s recipient of IAMPETH’s Tate Grant. Amy will use her scholarship to attend the Spencerian Saga and we can’t think of a more talented or deserving candidate.

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January 2017 Meeting

We have hit a snag in scheduling our January meeting.  Our usual venue, the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, is updating its meeting rooms.  This is good news and bad.  It means that our future meetings there will have updated more user friendly equipment, however, the facility will be closed to us for January.  

Regretfully, we have been forced to cancel our January meeting.

      The bright spot on our horizon is the year long course with Reggie Ezell which begins in February.  There is still room in the class and those of us who have signed up to take it can’t wait to begin.  If you haven’t already given it full consideration, please do so.  It is a once in a life time opportunity to study with a most generous and talented calligrapher and teacher.

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October 2016 Meeting

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

East Bank Regional Library

4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie

In September we began our study of Copperplate with the basic strokes and the lowercase letters.  We will continue our exploration of this elegant hand by focusing on the capital letters.  Copperplate capitals can be ornate and filled with flourishes or they can express the simple beauty of the oval and the compound curve.  Since you need a firm foundation on which to build, we will concentrate on the unadorned letters.  You have to walk before you can run.

Materials List

Oblique Pen Holder

Your favorite pointed nib (such as Hunt 101 or Nikko G)

Smooth practice paper  (such as Canson Pro Layout Marker or Borden & Riley Marker Paper)

Moon Palace Sumi Ink

Dinky Dips or Dappen Dish

Ruler

Eraser

Pencil

Scratch Paper

Small Water Container

Paper Towels

To register for the October Meeting email  debra.fleming25@gmail.com

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September Meeting

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

East Bank Regional Library

4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie

Welcome back to another year with the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association.  We have some wonderful events planned for a year that includes a not to be missed opportunity to study with Reggie Ezell.  If you have not already registered for this extraordinary year long course, there is still time.  You can even take advantage of the installment plan by using PayPal.

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Copperplate calligraphy has become wildly popular.  So this year we will focus our general meetings on demonstrating this beautiful hand.  The September meeting will be an introduction to Copperplate.  It will include the very basics of using the pointed pen, the pressure and release technique and the lowercase letters.  This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners who have always wanted to learn to write in Copperplate script.  It also offers more advanced calligraphers the chance to hone their skills.

Materials List

Oblique Pen Holder

Your favorite pointed nib (such as Hunt 101 or Nikko G)

Smooth practice paper  (such as Canson Pro Layout Marker or Borden & Riley Marker Paper)

Moon Palace Sumi Ink

Dinky Dips or Dappen Dish

Ruler

Eraser

Pencil

Small water containerPaper towels

Scratch Paper

Please don’t forget to register for the meeting:  http://www.neworleanscalligraphy.org/events/5/september-meeting/

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Membership Form 2016-2017 website version

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May Meeting

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

10:00 am – 11:30 am

East Bank Regional Library

4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie

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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!

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Denis Brown Workshop

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.

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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

$200/members, $225/non-members

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.

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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

$200/members, $225/non-members

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.

You may also pay using PayPal by clicking on the PayPal button in the Main Menu on the left.

Denis Brown Workshop Form

WORKSHOP POLICY

 Membership Form 2015-2016

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