Monthly Meetings

February Calligraphy Meeting

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in monthly, Uncategorized, workshop | 0 comments

Medieval Manuscripts Join us on Saturday, February 16 for a presentation on medieval manuscript page layouts with Sondra Venable, then use these techniques to create a page layout of your own. Sondra will have books on hand as well as work of her own. Saturday, February 16, 2019 · 9:00am – Noon Materials A poem of 2-3 stanzas, or a quotation of similar length A sheet of hot-press watercolor paper, 9″x12″, or 11″x14″ Graph paper or other practice paper Black ink Pen with broad nib, 1-2 millimeters wide Red, blue, and...

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September Calligraphy Meeting: Making A Pop Up Card

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in monthly | 0 comments

  September 15th (This is the 3rd Saturday, we are meeting this day because of conflicts but remainder of year will be the 2nd Saturday of the month.) 9am-12pm This is a fun card that you can decorate with calligraphy or stamps or drawing or whatever you want.  We will be making the card together in class. You can decorate the 4- 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 squares ahead or in class. Everyone should go home with one completed card.   It fits into a 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 envelope which you can bring with you or get later.   Also bring any projects that you are...

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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in monthly, upcoming | 0 comments

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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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in monthly, upcoming | 0 comments

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...

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Sorry to Have Been Out of Touch

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in monthly, news, upcoming | 0 comments

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,...

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January 2017 Meeting

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in monthly | 0 comments

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...

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October 2016 Meeting

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in monthly | 0 comments

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...

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September Meeting

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in monthly, upcoming, workshop | 0 comments

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...

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May Meeting

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in monthly | 0 comments

  Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 am – 11:30 am East Bank Regional Library 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie 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...

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Denis Brown Workshop

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in monthly, workshop | 0 comments

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 to see some examples of his extraordinary work. Mr. Brown will be traveling from his native Ireland to be in New Orleans...

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