Calligraphy with Mary Teichman

 

 

Please contact Mary for upcoming class schedule. 

 

Put aside your computers and electronic gadgets to learn the art of beautiful hand-lettering, using similar techiques and materials as the medieval scribes. Create your own invitations, cards or art works with the 15th century classic Italic script – flowing and elegant – an excellent “hand” for beginners. Step by step, you will first learn to use a broad-edged dip pen and, slowly, how to form each letter. Each step of instruction proceeds slowly and carefully, with each student working at his or her own pace. This meditative discipline also teaches focus and concentration, and can provide a soothing antidote to a busy and hectic life. In the last class, students will write a favorite poem or quotation using colored inks and papers. No experience is necessary and beginners are very welcome. Although the focus of this class is the Italic script, students are welcome to learn another historic “hand” if they prefer. The instructor provides all the materials needed. Six weeks, three-hour session from 6:00-9:00 p.m. For examples of her work, please visit: www.mtcalligraphy.com.

 

6 weeks/ 2.5-hour sessions/ $225.00

 

Materials fee: all materials provided/ professional quality ink, pens, nibs, paper/ practice board $40.00

 

Please register at least one week in advance so I have time to order materials.

 

All classes take place at One Cottage St., Easthampton, MA. To register, please contact Mary at: mary@mtcalligraphy.com

 

 

Illuminated Letters

 

Saturday and Sunday, April 21st & 22nd, 10 am to 5 pm

Explore the ancient graphic art of manuscript illumination by creating your own decorated letter! Using historical examples as models, students can either copy a design, or create their own. We will study gilding on paper using 22K gold leaf, and miniature painting techniques with egg tempera paint. Students will learn how to make tempera paint using pure pigment colors and egg yolks. No previous experience is needed, and supplies will be provided by the instructor. Return home with your own beautifully decorated letter.

Fee is $225, plus $40 for materials.

 

Please register at least one week in advance so I have time to order materials.

 

All classes take place  at One Cottage St., Easthampton, MA. To register, please contact Mary at: mary@mtcalligraphy.com

 

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