Monthly Meetings

February Meeting

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Ribbon Book Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:30 am to 1:00 pm East Bank Regional Library 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie Book making has always been a much requested topic.  So once again we have called upon Eugenia Uhl to lead us in a hands on demonstration of the construction of a Ribbon Book.  For the covers of these delightful books, you will need two pieces of thick decorative paper. Eugenia has printed  photographs onto Arches paper using her home printer. Please be sure to have you paper & ribbons cut to the specified sizes as this...

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January 2016 Meeting

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in monthly, Uncategorized | 0 comments

   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...

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NOLAA meeting – November 14, 2015

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in monthly, workshop | 0 comments

Blackletter Workshop *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...

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2015 October Meeting

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in monthly | 0 comments

Exploring Handwriting Saturday, October 10 9:30 AM at Mystic Blue Signs 2212 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA You should bring: pencil, ruler, eraser, a bottle of ink a dozen sheets of paper: smooth enough not to inhibit pointed pen motion pens: 1.  a flexible pointed pen nib with penholder 2.  a dip pen with a small chisel edge like a Brause 3/4mm or 1mm or a Speedball C5 3.  a chisel marker size 2mm 4.  a finepoint felt-tip marker like a Pigma Micron #1, #2, or #5 The idea is to have a range of tools available so we can find the one that gives...

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2015 September Meeting

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in monthly | 0 comments

Back to Basics September 12th at 9:30am at the East Jefferson Regional Library (4747 W. Napolean Ave, Metairie) We hope you will join us at our first meeting, Back to Basics, on Saturday, September 12 at 9:30am at the East Jefferson Regional Library. NOLAA president Debbie Fleming will review Italic calligraphy and show a DVD on italic from calligrapher teacher Reggie Ezell.  Beginners, here’s your chance for a lesson in a basic calligraphy style in an informal setting. We will also explore different inks and papers. *There will be a...

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2015 May Meeting

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in monthly, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Orleans Lettering Arts Association meeting—Saturday May 9 Interlocking Monogram Design East Jefferson Regional Library 4747 West Napolean Avenue, Metairie 10am — 1 pm Please register on the website ( members and non-members) if you will attend the meeting so we can plan for the number of participants. {Fill in Meeting Registration  form on www.neworleanscalligraphy.org }  NOLAA’s final meeting of the year will be a hands-on mini-workshop in designing interlocking script monograms. Whether drawing two- or three- letter...

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2015 April Meeting

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in monthly, upcoming | 0 comments

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...

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2015 February Meeting

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in monthly, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Envelope Etiquette The February Meeting will be held at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library on February 21, 2015. Meeting time is 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This month we are privileged to have Alice Labat return to show us the ins and outs of envelope etiquette. With over 20 years of experience with wedding invitations, Alice is the perfect person to demonstrate addressing envelopes in the Copperplate style.   Materials List Oblique Copperplate Penholder & Nib Favorite Ink: Higgens Eternal, Sumi, Walnut Water Container Paper...

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2015 January Meeting

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in monthly | 0 comments

Exploring Different Hands The January meeting will be held at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library on January 10, 2015. Meeting time is 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM In September Eugenia Uhl reintroduced us to the Foundational hand.  We will begin 2015 by exploring the Carolingian hand, which shares characteristics of Foundational and Uncial.  A demonstration of Legende will follow along with an examination of its structure in comparison to other more familiar hands. Materials List Broad edge nib (Brause 2mm or Mitchell 2) or 2mm chisel edge...

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2014 November Meeting

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in monthly | 0 comments

The November meeting will be held on November 8th at  St. Francis Xavier. Meeting time is 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM November is upon us and Christmas not far behind.  So to get you in the creative spirit we have planned a glittering program with an emphasis on gilding.  Lisette Copping and Mary Dawes will discuss and demonstrate techniques used for Medieval illuminations concentrating on the various glues used for gilding illuminated manuscripts. After Lisette and Mary have shared their expertise, we will have a hands on project using Instacoll and...

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