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.
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.
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
Small water containerPaper towels
Please don’t forget to register for the meeting: http://www.neworleanscalligraphy.org/events/5/september-meeting/Read More
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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.Read More
*Please Note: New Location We will meet at the North Kenner branch of the library at 630 West Esplanade at 9:30am
November’s meeting will be a hands-on study of blackletter led by Vince Mitchell and Yvette Rutledge of Mystic Blue Signs. We will begin by making the basic forms of this constructed alphabet, then we will follow the video of Reggie Ezell’s version of the same alphabet, step by step. We will use black ink as well as mixing colored gouache and watercolor for use in pens.
Materials: For lettering, you should bring
For working with colored gouache or watercolor, please bring
**Knowing the fundamentals of blackletter will be helpful at our spring 2016 workshop with Irish calligrapher Denis Brown, who will spend two of the four days he is in town showing us a cursive form of blackletter. (See the previous post “Save the Dates” below for more info)
Note: In 2017, Reggie Ezell will be teaching a year-long workshop for NOLAA where we meet for a weekend every two months. The workshop will cover many advanced techniques. Our November meeting is a good opportunity to preview his teaching style.Read More
Mark your calendars for an unsurpassed opportunity to study with lettering artist, Denis Brown.
From April 15 to April 19, 2016, Mr. Brown will conduct two workshops in New Orleans.
Half Uncial will be featured April 15 & 16. This is an introduction to the Celtic hand that is seen in Irish manuscripts such as the Book of Kells.
On April 17 we will begin the topic of Gothic Scripts. The workshop will continue on the following two evenings, April 18 & 19.
Cost per workshop is $200 for NOLAA members and $225 for non-members.
If you are taking both workshops the cost is $350 for NOLAA members and $375 for non-members.
NOLAA is extremely excited to host Denis Brown and hopes that you will be able to join us.
To use PayPal click on the PayPal button in the main menu.Read More
It’s not too late!
There’s still time to join us for the unique opportunity to study with renowned Belgian lettering artist Yves Leterme.
Mr. Leterme will offer 2 two day workshops.
I. Drawn Capitals & Modern Versals- March 14 & 15 (Sat. & Sun.)
II. From Formal to Gestural-lowercase Italic – March 16 & 17
(Mon. & Tues.)
Cost for each 2 day workshop: NOLAA Members – $150
Non Members – $175
If registering for both workshops: NOLAA Members $250
Non Members $300
The workshop location is 1445 MacArthur Blvd., Harvey, LA
Click here for Drawn Capitals & Modern Versals brochure
Click here for Formal to Gestural brochure
Click here for Leterme registration form
Click here for NOLAA Membership Form 2014-2015
Click here for WORKSHOP POLICYRead More