Sunday, March 17, 2013

HRUC Spring Calligraphy Newsletter

Highwood United Calligraphers 
a small group ministry of High River United Church
Newsletter - March 2013

We are running another
Calligraphy class for beginners

Wednesdays, April 3 – April 24 (4 nights) 
7:00 – 9:00 pm   at High River United Church
Instructor:  Melanie McCracken

This is a small group workshop designed, to inspire the beginning
calligraphy enthusiasts about the art of calligraphy in a fun and relaxing setting.    

Cost $60  ( or $30 for those taking as refresher – seriously, can’t we all use a refresher on Italic!)

Pointed brush lettering clip_image004
with Calgary calligrapher Tara Hayden    
at High River United Church, 
Saturday, April 13th   9 am – 4 pm

With a  pointed brush you can press, release, angle and turn to get astounding lettering results. 
Tara will take us through lettering styles designed for the pointed brush.  No experience necessary.  
Cost: $50 

Into the Soul of the Garden
with Red Deer artist Sally Towers-Sybblis

at High River United Church,   
Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4,
9:30 – 3:30 (both days)

Clay pots, birds, gardening tools ,seed packets,...what lies within the soul of the garden?
Or better yet, what lies within your own soul?

 In this class my hope is that you are going to plant a seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower culminating in a beautiful hand painted journal laden with wonderful paintings and hand calligraphed quotes.  Along the way we will also delve into some gardening tips and techniques which we can add to the pages.
Come prepared to share your own gardening ideas.

From start to finish you are going to hand craft your own coptic bound journal using the various watercolor paintings we will be working on over the course of the class.Because this is your own personal journal I thought it might be nice in some areas to add your own personal script to the pages as I have done with mine. However, you are welcome to bring assorted pens and nibs of your choice. I will demonstrate some of my favorite calligraphic hands. You may also want to bring some photos, articles or little scrapbook type items that you can add to your journal.Even a seed packet or two might look nice tucked inside.

Cost for 2 day workshop is $100   (we will be having a potluck lunch on the Friday) 

To register or for more information contact:  Melanie McCracken
123 Macleod Trail, High River   Phone: (403) 652-3168      email:
website: (follow calligraphy links)

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