Saturday, February 23, 2013

Catfish Letter Arts School-Enrollment Continuing!

Paul demonstrating Brush Trajan Roman Alphabet.
Two more Catfish Letter Arts School workshops are coming up in March. Both workshops will be held at the Bettendorf Community Center which is located at 2204 Grant Street in Bettendorf, Iowa.  Each workshop is filled with lecture, demonstration, and one-on-one instruction for everyone!

The month of March is a wonderful time to visit Iowa! Hope to see you soon. Here is what's happening:

Saturday MAR 9, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m./Sunday MAR10, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Herrera
This workshop will introduce the novice to the basics of writing letters
with a chisel edge brush. Participants will learn the basics strokes and
stroke sequence and direction needed
to write Trajan's Formal Roman

Paul providing one-on-one instruction for essential brush strokes.
Nancy providing one-on-one instruction for sewing on  the soft cover.
Instruction will be provided in group and one-on-one. COST: $75*, plus $15 materials fee (Maximum 25 students.)

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 to confirm your registration or ask any questions. We look forward to seeing you in March!