WINTER 2022
LETTERING ARTS GUILD WORKSHOPS

  • All registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. You may mail or e-mail your registrations. Your place will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

  • In the event that we reach our class maximum on the first day of registration, all names will be put into a hat and drawn randomly.

  • We have estimated the costs on the basis of a minimum number or students per class. We reserve the right to cancel any class that has insufficient numbers.

  • Except in the case of a class cancellation, your fee cannot be refunded, as workshops will all be recorded.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Payments can be made by:

- E-transfer to LAG.payment@gmail.com

- Cash

- Cheque (NO post-dated cheques. Please provide a separate payment for each workshop. Cheques will be deposited the week prior to the workshop)

- Credit card (via Square at meetings)

Download the autumn brochure here

Sweet Pea Watercolour & Italic Variations

When: Friday, September 16, 2022

6:30 pm-9 pm (Sweet Pea Watercolour)

AND

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9 am-4 pm (Italic Variations)

Instructor: Connie Ferguson

Registration Deadline:  First come, first serve.

* After September 9, if we have not reached max enrollment, you may register for either the Friday class OR the Saturday class. Contact Roxanne or Christina.

Where:  Moose Hall

140 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer County

Cost: Members $80

         Non-Members $95

 

Just Friday $40 for members (non-member $50)

Just Saturday $70 for members (non-member $85)
 

Beginner italic or some Italic experience is a pre-requisite for this class

We will kick off this one and a half day workshop on Friday evening by learning to watercolour paint some beautiful delicate sweet peas. We will be creating a simple booklet from pages we will decorate with sweet peas and other decorative bits. One page will be blooms and on the second sheet we will paint some smaller, essence blooms along with panels of colour to use for decorative design additions to the book.

On Saturday, working from basic italic forms we will invite variation to counterspace size, letter and work height combined with pressure release on downstrokes. The result offers visual texture and contrast along with some dance within the letter and words. You will be able to complement your sweet pea watercolour booklet using Italic variation techniques to add your own words or some others.

Beginner Italic or some Italic experience is a pre-requisite for this class.

Every Letter Is A Jewel

When:

Saturday, October 15 from 9 am-4 pm via Zoom

*Zoom recording will be available to members indefinitely

            

Instructor:  Julie Wildman

Where: Wherever you feel comfortable. This class is                         offered via Zoom

Cost: FREE for LAG members who have renewed their membership by October 1

Suitable for all levels

This class is a pre-requisite for Day 2 of the workshop, which will take place on January 14, 2023 and will be a pay-per attendance workshop

These drawn and painted letters are sure to delight everyone--from beginners to more advanced students. Because of the small format (3" x 3"), students are not intimidated by the space and often create beautifully designed layouts as well as their creative letters.

On Day One, students will be led through a series of exercises on how to create their own unusual letterforms. Working in the 3" x 3" format, we will use a few different mediums to make our little "jewels". This class also introduces principles of design as we pay close attention to the placement of the forms and the negative space around them. some colour will be added to our letters, with suggestions for more colour techniques given to those who won't join us on Day Two. For those will be attending Day Two, we will do a few letters written with resist fluids.

On Day Two, additional media will include the resist fluids, and a variety of different colouring techniques including gouache, watercolors, metallic pigments dropped into the wet media, and more.

On both days, we will work on white and black papers to achieve different effects. Please see attached pdf for supply list.  Locally, Alberta Art & Drafting store is a great option for sourcing your calligraphy and art supplies.

Blackletter

When: 

Tuesday evenings, November 8, 15 & 22, 2022

6:30 pm- 9:00 pm via Zoom

Class recording will be available if you're unable to attend live

Instructor:  Tamer Ghoneim

This class is suitable for all levels

Where: Wherever you feel comfortable. This class is                         offered via Zoom

Cost: Members $75

          Non-members $85

This workshop is a complete, step-by-step walk-through of a unique blackletter alphabet that has formed the foundation of Tamer's internationally published and featured work. Tamer's goal is to encourage people of all ages and skill levels to learn the rewarding art of blackletter calligraphy.  He believes in using a positive, fun and supportive teaching style that encourages and motivates students while learning and inspires them to find joy and pride in their creative abilities.

 

Students will be provided with all of the information and knowledge needed to immediately begin writing a beautiful blackletter hand including detailed, step-by-step instructions for constructing a minuscule alphabet, potential variations of each character, finishing elements and ideas, and practice tips and tricks. Student questions and interaction throughout the workshop will be encouraged and valued in the interest of providing as much individual attention as possible.

Detailed supply list is available online at https://tamerghoneim.com/blackletter-basics-supplies