The Monoline letter is ubiquitous and has many voices. It was a favorite of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods and continues to thrive today. Discover the diverse and lively world of the magnificent monoline letter in this colorful workshop. From creating White House invitations (really!) to expressive calligraphy pieces and logo design, monoline lettering is as diverse and as easy to create as it is fun! Regardless of skill level, this workshop will bring new, exciting life to your work.
Rick Paulus has been a calligrapher and a teacher for over forty years. Rick apprenticed for several years at the legendary Tolley Studios, in Washington, DC, before becoming the engrosser for the US State Department. In 1998, he was appointed chief calligrapher of the White House, where he remained for two presidents. Today, in addition to enjoying calligraphic explorations, Rick is dedicated to sharing the knowledge gained through many years of studio production and experimentation to students young and old alike.
WHEN: September 17 & 18, 9AM – 5PM WHERE: Norwood Sportsmen’s Association, 576 Nichols St. Norwood, MA REGISTRATION: Opens August 19, 2022 Scholarships are available for current members.
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As this is an in-person workshop, we will follow the current CDC guidelines and encourage all participants to use their discretion with personal health status and masking choice. Workshop registration fees will be refundable in case of cancellation due to personal last-minute health issues. Questions? Contact Dave Flattery: email@example.com.
The cost of this 2-day workshop is $125. If more than 18 enrollments are postmarked or made by PayPal on Friday, August 19, 18 participants will be selected in a lottery from the registration requests.
Payments are welcome through PayPal. We greatly appreciate your effort to pay the registration fee electronically. You do not need a PayPal account to proceed with payment – any credit card will work.
If you wish to pay by check, make it payable to Masscribes, Inc. postmarked no earlier than Friday, August 19, 2022. Mail to Elissa Barr, 697 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Please include your email address and phone number.
Enrollment is limited to 18 Masscribes members. If more than 18 enrollments are postmarked or made by PayPal on Friday, August 19, 18 participants will be selected in a lottery from the registration requests.
You must be a Masscribes member to take this workshop. If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2022/2023, please fill the form and submit the payment on the Masscribes membership page
Workshop fees are refundable only if your space can be filled from a waitlist.
The word texture comes from the Latin word ‘textura’ which means “yarn weaving”. It also applies to the links of the
chapters of a literary work, as well as the mineral constitution of rock. In the 15th Century, a gothic small letter was named “textura” which points out its precision and the way of interlacing each letter to write a word.
First, the participants will practice interlacing letters starting from their handwriting. Then, they’ll work on capital letters practicing their calligraphic knowledge. After which, they will progressively get free from readability and experiment with a playful approach leading to a very large range of writing textures.
The first objective of this workshop is to show how endless the possibilities of creating textures are and also the part they play in a composition. The second objective is to enrich graphic vocabulary and scriptural composition.
Payments are welcome through PayPal. We greatly appreciate your effort to pay the registration fee electronically.
If you prefer to mail a check, please send it payable to Masscribes, Inc., postmarked no earlier than Friday, January 10, 2020, to Elissa Barr, 697 Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445. Please include your email address and phone number.
Enrollment is limited to 18 Masscribes members. If more than 18 enrollments are postmarked or made by PayPal on Friday, January 10th, 18 participants will be selected in a blind lottery from those enrollments.
You must be a Masscribes member to take this workshop. To pay your dues or to join Masscribes, include a separate check for $30 or join by PayPal on the Masscribes membership page.
Workshop fees are refundable only if your space can be filled from a wait list.
In this workshop we’ll make two, possibly three, simple, elegant, Japanese-style folded boxes. The boxes are geometrics, formed from one long sheet of card stock scored and folded to create equal triangular shapes. The form can easily be expanded from a square to a pentagon, hexagon, octagon, etc. The first box will be made from heavyweight translucent Pergamenata stock, to understand the overall structure and assembly. The second box will be finished with Japanese papers. We will create decorative lids using avariety of techniques and finish them with beautiful beads or finials. The third box, time permitting, will be a variation by either expanding the number of sides or changing the folds.
Barry Morentz owns and operates his Manhattan studio where he creates calligraphic works and handmade books, boxes, and portfolios. He holds an MA in Medieval History, but abandoned pursuit of a doctorate in favour of an even less likely career in calligraphy. Initially self-taught, he began his formal calligraphic studies, primarily with Sheila Waters, in 1977, and eventually with almost every internationally recognized master. A seminal experience was participation in the Hermann Zapf Master Class at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1985, and subsequent paleographic studies in Rome and the Vatican Library. He has taught numerous workshops throughout the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and at five international Calligraphy Conferences.
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