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Drawing on Tradition: The Illuminated Calligraphy of Irene Wellington

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
York Street
Additional Dates: 

Sep 3 2014 9:00AM
Sep 10 2014 9:00AM
Sep 17 2014 9:00AM
Sep 24 2014 9:00AM

Irene Wellington (1904-1984) is widely acknowledged as one of the most renowned and influential people in the development of 20th century calligraphy. She had an important role in the transformation of calligraphy from a medieval craft to a modern art form. You will first analyze Ms. Wellington³ calligraphy styles and her design elements based on Victorian illustrations. Learn then to combine calligraphic lettering with botanical illustration as you work with colored inks and gouache or watercolor. You will design and complete a composition using italic or copperplate calligraphic writing as a complement to your favorite botanical subject matter. Fee: $230 member, $285 non-member. Prerequisites: Botanical Illustration in Pencil I, Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink I, Light on Form or Perfecting Perspective, Knowledge of some form of calligraphy (italic/foundational/Spencerian/copperplate) required.

- Wed, Aug. 27, Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24, 9 a.m.  noon

Instructor: Renee Jorgensen

Registration begins June 10, 2014 at 9am. Classes will appear sold out until then.