SUMMER TERM 2021

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ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY & HANDWRITING

In-Person at the Catlin Gabel East Campus

8245 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR (former OCAC)

Vollum Building, 2nd Floor

Did you know that practicing writing is good for your brain? This six-week class will help you nurture your mind while learning an elegant pen and ink style you can use in everyday life! Italic calligraphy was developed during the Renaissance and revived by Lloyd Reynolds here in Portland. For use in schools, Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty developed an Italic handwriting style as well. In this class covering both styles, students will learn to write with edged pens and ink on paper. We'll cover proper positioning for good ink flow and minimum hand stress, practice achieving elegant and consistent lettering, and even how to cut a quill pen and write with iron gall ink the old-fashioned way.

Mondays: 6 - 8:30 pm

July 12 - August 16

6 Weeks $200  /   Instructor: ZORNADO

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POETIC THRIFT - Creative Mending

This eight-session class will cover the history of mending traditions across the world and teach participants practical and aesthetic techniques for common mending needs such as mending woven fabrics with inserted patches, appliqued patches, needlewoven repairs, and hand darning; mending holes and tears in knitted fabrics; hidden mending methods; and embellished stitches, including sashiko, cross-stitch, and other embroidery. We’ll finish with a comprehensive sample book and a variety of personal mended items.

​WEDNESDAYS: 6:00 to 8:30  -  Dates TBA

 8 Weeks $205  /  Instructor: FITZHUGH

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BOOKS, BOXES & PORTFOLIOS

Learn basic bookbinding and box-making skills as you make books and boxes designed for specific purposes. We will make easy sketch books that open flat, a small portfolio, a magic box with a hidden compartment, a companion box to hold your art supplies and more.

THURSDAY: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm -  Dates TBA

10 Weeks $250  /  Instructor: ZORNADO

• Click for Tool List.  Most materials included, some may need to be purchased for special projects.

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CALLIGRAPHY - Classic & Experimental

Learn the art of beautiful writing in a relaxed setting. Starting with classic Portland-style italic letters, we will learn variations and different effects using experimental tools. We'll make iron gall ink and cut a goose quill pen. One session will be devoted to creating decorated papers to use in a small hand-sewn book of our writings. Beginning to intermediate level.

​FRIDAYS: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Dates TBA

10 Weeks $250  /  Instructor: ZORNADO

• Click for Tool List.  Most materials included, some may need to be purchased for special projects.