Nancy Anderson Trottier, a Clinton native who now lives in Ontario, Canada, will teach the class “Making a Single Signature Manuscript Book,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant St. The cost is $55, plus $25 materials fee.
The workshop for novice calligraphers will teach the basics of designing and laying out a manuscript book, including how to select the text, lining the pages, making a dummy, completing the writing and illuminating, and binding the book. Participants should bring their own calligraphy pens and ink, while paper, binding materials, and tools and materials for illuminations will be provided. Participants will take home their completed book, course workbook, binding needles and paste and marbled papers. To register, go to www.artlegacyleague.org or email email@example.com. Class size is limited to 25. Students may register at a $10 discount.
The workshop is being taught for The CATFISH Letter Arts School, a division of the nonprofit Art Legacy League, which honors the life and works of Catich, the priest, calligrapher, scholar and printer who founded the Art Department at St. Ambrose in the 1930s.
MAKING A SINGLE SIGNATURE MANUSCRIPT BOOK
Wednesday MAR 20, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Trottier
This workshop will build on the experience a novice has with pen calligraphy. Participants will learn the basics of designing and laying out a manuscript book, including how to select the text, lining the pages, making a dummy, completing the writing and illuminating, and binding the book.
Instruction will be given for using piercing cradle and stitching the folio. Each participant will complete each of the stages of creating their own manuscript book and will bind the soft cover folio in marbleized paper.
Participants should be prepared to bring their own calligraphy pens and ink, with paper, binding materials, and tools and materials for illuminations provided at the workshop. Instruction will be given in groups and one-on-one. Participants will take home their completed book and a course workbook. COST: $55*, plus $25 materials fee (Maximum 25 students.)
Students enrolled in high school, college, or university programs may register at a $10 discount from the full charge of each workshop (i.e. $75 = $65 Student Rate, $55=$45 Student Rate) Please provide a copy of your student ID when registering.
Please use the forms on this website for registering and also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your registration or ask any questions. We look forward to seeing you in March!