Friday, August 14, 2015

Two new classes and workshop opportunities

Drawing and watercolor painting.
Painting in Yury's studio
Beginning in the fall, I have a friend who is a fabulous painter and artist. He will be teaching a 10 week drawing and watercolor painting class. It will be on Friday mornings from 10-12:30 pm at my studio. His name is Yury Chudnovsky. I've been taking lessons with him and he was a co-teacher at my journaling class this summer. You can start the class with no experience or be an intermediate in drawing and watercolor painting and you'll fit in. This time I'll be the assistant teacher.  I would like you to contact me so I can see who is interested  in joining. The class will be $375 for 10 weeks 2.5 hours classes. It is $15 per hour. There is a maximum of 10 students so this is a really good deal and a wonderful opportunity to learn from this very experienced artist. You can look at his work at YCfineart.com. He has lived in Los Angeles for many years and does indoor and outdoor murals, canvases, watercolors. We are fortunate to have this opportunity. Contact deannsingh@me.com Hurry space is limited!


Brush writing assignment in my class




Yury drawing on site

sketch of sidewalk action at Grand Central Market Downtown LA
Carmen Uriarte-Hawkins









Engraving Calligraphy onto glass, metal,wood and 3 dimensional objects. 
I have a friend who is an artist with an MFA from Otis who took the Engraving program with Ken Brown in Tennessee. She is certified in his program. She will be teaching a workshop and an ongoing class on how to engrave your calligraphy on glass and other materials including ceramics. She has many, many opportunities to engrave on wine, liquor, and perfume bottles at holiday time in major department stores and private parties. She would like to train a group of calligraphers so you can share in all the jobs that come her way. This are on going through out the year. We will have a demonstration of the technique in a free 2 hour workshop at my studio. Then we'll set up a workshop to get people ready for Christmas work. If you've ever wanted to add another skill that you can make money with your calligraphy you should consider this. You will need a Dremel drill and a few paints but you will be able to see this at the demo. I'm asking you to contact Carmen or me to say you'd like to come to the demonstration and if you think you might like to join the workshop. Then we can schedule it according to the needs of the students. Carmen Uriarte-Hawkins art is at phoenixraisingart.com. Contact Carmen at Carmen@phoenixraisingart.com for any questions or deannsingh@me.com to rsvp.

decorating with glass paint

Sunday, August 2, 2015

copperplate

The Tuesday night copperplate class will begin September 22, 2015. 10 weeks $300 10 student maximum. Learn from formal to informal and flourishing. 7-9 pm
The Wednesday night illumination and calligraphy class is 10 weeks, $300 10 student maximum. 7-9 pm

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Copperplate Workshops

Copperplate Workshops
I'm taking enrollment for 2 special workshops at my studio. The first will teach you proper copperplate for the most elegant and beautiful script. The second will help you convert to a modern style that is unique to your hand. There are many new styles out there calling themselves "modern calligraphy" that are very popular, so here's a chance to learn how to make up your own but do it with knowledge and structure. We will also learn a unique way of flourishing your script styles. The classes will have a 10 student maximum so you will get plenty of individual attention. I've been doing this type of calligraphy for 35 years and have the know how and the experience to see that you learn the skills needed. A follow up workshop will teach you how to do envelopes, place cards, banners, chalkboards, etc. All the things that are necessary for event planning. Sounds fun, huh? Sign up now! Email DeAnn at deannsingh@me.com to hold you spot. Saturday and Sunday September 26-27, Oct. 24-25,2015.



















Illumination and Calligraphy

Illumination and calligraphy
2015
This fall beginning in September I will be having a few classes that include Illumination and gilding. We will work toward a finished 8.5"x 11" manuscript page.  Some of my students over the years have completed a manuscript page for each style of calligraphy that they've learned, even pointed pen! We did a very modern application for that one. These pages are all the same size so can fit into a portfolio to present your work in its best form. Most of us think of 
calligraphy as it was presented in the manuscripts of old, so this is a way to learn the history as well as the practical techniques of gilding and page decoration. I think when you have a goal to work toward you tend to do your homework and practice better.
Sinai Temple will do Uncial. The ancient form come to us from the Greeks. Everyone loves the "chunky, round" forms. I have a template all ready to use to create the manuscript as soon as we have learned the letterform.
The Wednesday night class has just completed a manuscript page with Rotunda, from the Italian gothic period. This class will be ready to start
 another letterform with more gilding and decoration techniques. Come join us. Class begins Sept. 23, 2015











Thursday, June 18, 2015

free workshop

Free Workshop at Designing Letters
Sunday June 28, 10:30-1:30
Blind Embossing and Stencling with chalk
We will have materials and tools to work with. You can also bring materials to finally learn what to do with them. Blind embossing is the technique where you press paper into a stencil and it makes it rise above the paper plane. You can color it also with stencils. We will show you samples and let you make your own. Bring a little something to share for lunch and we’ll enjoy each others company. 
Designing Letters 4032 Marcasel Ave Los Angeles 90066 (Culver City) come through the white gate and come in the back.
Please  RSVP with DeAnn at deannsingh@me.com.

For questions, contact Marjorie at myveryown613@hotmail.com or at (310) 892-9447.