Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Art Legacy League Moves to New Headquarters!!!!!!!

The Art Legacy League is very excited to announce that we have been invited to be one of 7 community organizations that will be sharing the JB Young Opportunity Center1702 N Main St, Davenport, IA 52803, with the administrative offices of The Davenport Community School District. 

This new location will provide The ALL with office spaces, classrooms for workshops, and display cases for artwork throughout the building. Those cases will feature the work of Isabel and John Bloom along with the work of the Reverend Edward M. Catich. His work, and others, will be on constant display as an inspiration for the art classes that will be taught by The ALL. We are very pleased that this location will be the only place in the world where Father Catich's artwork will be on display 365 days a year.  

We are still in the process of learning what the opening times will be for the public to visit and view the works. We will keep you informed on this site!

The ALL will begin our move into the building on August 2017. We will have to customize our office space, organize the display cases, and plan our academic workshop schedule.  We hope to host a grand opening of our new location sometime this fall.

Through our teaching arm, The Catfish Letter Arts School, we expect to utilize the talents of local and regional artisans, some of whom studied with the Blooms and Catich, to offer workshops and courses. However, we also intend to reach out to international artisans and instructors to join us in our educational mission. Below is a list of the proposed workshops and classes we are considering. 

If you are interested in any of these classes, please send us an email to our email address:  We will not share your email address with any other organization.

Art Legacy League List of Proposed Classes

Calligraphy 101
            This is a beginner’s course for those who have had little or no handwriting training.

Calligraphy 202
            This course is for writers with previous calligraphy experience (Reed & Pen).

Brush Writing
            A basic brush course for experienced calligraphers.

Advanced Calligraphy
            Composition, color, and design with reed, pen, and brush.

Brush Tube Workshop (1 day)
            Build a carrying tube for artist calligraphy brushes and pens.

Drawing 101/Sketchbook
            Understanding the structure of figures and objects.

Advanced Drawing
            Adding shaded dimensionality to drawing compositions.

Figure Composition Anatomy
            Analysis of human bone & muscle structure and drawing the figure from life.

Watercolor Painting 101
            Learn the basics of watercolor painting of objects and imaginative subjects in a studio setting.

            Rendering 3-D objects.

Paper Marbling Workshop (1 day)
            Creating multi-colored paper surfaces that can be used in a variety of applications.

Book Binding
            Learn various methods of book binding.

Matting and Framing Art
            Prepare artwork for formal presentation.

Inscription Cutting
            Cut slate inscriptions in the classical tradition.

Origin of the Serif
            A study of the Imperial Roman letter. Textbook = “The Origin of the Serif” by Rev. E. M. Catich.

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