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,
All the participants at the February meeting had a wonderful time making their ribbon books.
Thanks to Eugenia Uhl for another terrific bookbinding project!
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
The NOLAA Calligraphy Exhibit is fast approaching but it is not too late to participate.
This is a wonderful chance for the public to see the beauty of calligraphic art. The opening will take place during Art for Art’s Sake on October 3rd & will remain on exhibit through November 6th. We encourage members of all skill levels to enter a piece. The opening reception will include live music and refreshments, so bring your family and friends!Read More
Several members of our guild are not only talented calligraphers but also wonderful teachers who offer classes in calligraphy & bookbinding.
Roxanne Beard will offer a Copperplate class on September 26th.
Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs has a variety of classes throughout the fall.
Eugenia Uhl offers classes in bookbinding & calligraphy.
For more information click on the Calligraphy Classes tab in the main menu on the left.Read More