Mad Art Inc.

Illuminated Initials
January 4, 2011, 8:47 pm
Filed under: Member News, Workshop & Classes

Illuminated Initials

Saturday, February 5 & 12, 9 am – noon

Instructor:  Bev Choltco-Devlin

Location:  Hamilton Public Library, Community Room

$20 members; $25 non-members

In this two-part workshop, participants will create their own illuminated (decorated) initial letter inspired by such works as The Book of Kells, the Lindisfarne Gospel, the Books of Days and those of William Blake.  You can model your letter after the traditional forms and styles used by illuminators over the millennia or create your own expressive initial with motifs and symbols from your own life.  Fundamentals of letterform construction will be covered as a starting point.  All basic paper and supplies will be supplied but an optional materials list will be provided to registered participants.  No prior lettering, drawing or calligraphic experience is needed.  This workshop in intended for teens and adults.

Beverly Choltco-Devlin studied art and printmaking at the Academy of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the De-

Young Museum and the Munson-Williams Proctor Institute.  Her professional work in calligraphy has included clients in San Francisco (The Executive Forum and several other corporate businesses), Colgate University, and a variety of commissioned works.  Bev works as the reference and electronic resources specialist for the Mid-York Library System.


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Is it possible to still sign up for this? I was in the gallery last Saturday and found out about it. I was told that the workshop didn’t happen this past Saturday on the 5th? Is it still taking place this Saturday, and if so it says that it is two parts: does that mean it takes two times to complete the project?

Jamie Hart

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