JUNE MEETING

Our dear friend Reggie Ezell has generously donated several of his DVDs to be given as door prizes. If you did not have the opportunity to attend his course or even if you were lucky enough to be a part of the class, this is a wonderul way to experience Reggie’s expertice.

Please join us on June 9th for a chance to win!

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GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, June 9,2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Orleans Public Library
Mid City Branch
4140 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70119

 

Hello Valued New Orleans Lettering Association Member,
Our guild is experiencing some changes. Surely, you have noticed our lack of meetings. After the 2017 Reggie Class, we need to plan for Fall of 2018. If you are interested in the future of NOLAA, please join us for a meeting on June 9th. We will discuss the coming year and will be eager to hear your concerns and suggestions. In order for the guild to flourish, we need YOU.
If you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like to see discussed or if you cannot attend the meeting, please email them to eugphoto@bellsouth.net.
We finally settled on a meeting place for this June, the newly renovated library on Canal Street.  Please come and voice your ideas for the future of our precious guild.

 

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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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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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Calligraphy Lessons

Throughout the year several of our members offer calligraphy classes.

Please click on Calligraphy Classes in the main menu to get information on upcoming events.

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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!

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