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  • 09/25/2018 3:26 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

  • 07/12/2018 1:31 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)
    taught by Meg Kennedy
    Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Jul 18 - Aug 1, 2018
    Session: Summer
    Medium: Print, Paper and Book Arts | Level: All Levels
    Member: $69.00 | Non-Member: $78.00
    Note: Held at Main Line Art Center
    This type of woodblock printing originated during the early 20th century in Provincetown, MA, from a community of artists seeking to emulate Japanese prints using only one woodblock. The process involves carving an image into white pine and painting one small section at a time with watercolor, which results in a multi-colored woodblock print without multiple registrations for color. The most well-known practitioner of this distinctly American art form (also called “the Provincetown Print”) was Blanche Lazzell.  Students will learn to transfer their image onto wood, carve and proof the image, and paint as many unique prints as time allows.  Minimum enrollment needed to run each program, so please register early!

    Core Takeaways:

    1. Introduction to the Provincetown Print. 

    2. Learn to abstract their image into a form that will adapt to this woodblock technique and transfer it onto wood. 

    3. Learn to carve the woodblock, using X-acto knives. 

    4. Proof and refine carved image before painting. 

    5. Learn to print with watercolors and gouache

    Student Supply List:

    A regular pencil (e.g. HB) and a soft pencil (4B)  tracing paper, 9 x 12", X-acto knives with straight pointed (#11) and rounded (scalpel) blades,silver spoon (soup or serving size), one sheet of thick printmaking paper (e.g. American Masters, Rives BFK, Magnani Pescia, Kochi), watercolors and/or gouache (tube preferred but pan ok),  a few smallish pointed paintbrushes, variety of sizes

    $15 materials fee payable to the teaching artist on the first day of class


  • 02/09/2018 10:45 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Book Arts
    taught by Meg Kennedy

    Main Line Art Center 
    746 Panmure Rd, Haverford, PA 19041

    Check their website for tuition and supply lists.

    Long-Stitch Bindings

    Thursdays, Feb. 22 – Mar. 15, 2018
    (4 weeks) 1-4 pm

    Coptic Bindings

    Thursdays, April 4 – 19, 2018
    (3 weeks) 12:30 – 3:30 pm

    Tape-Bound & French-Stitch Bindings

    Thursdays, April 26 – May 31, 2018
    (6 weeks) 12:30 – 3:30 pm

  • 02/09/2018 10:42 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Calligraphy workshop
    taught by Maureen Peters

    Free Public Library of Monroe Township
    713 Marsha Avenue
    Williamstown, NJ 08094

    Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30PM

    Create various projects using calligraphy & other artistic techniques. Maureen Peters of the Philadelphia Calligraphers Society will teach these workshops. Some materials will be supplied. No prior experience is necessary. This program is free and open to adults 18 and older. Registration is required. Call 856-629-1212 x206.

  • 02/09/2018 10:40 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Intro to Uncial Calligraphy
    taught by Debra Dick

    Crestwood Area Community Education
    281 South Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top, PA 18707
    High School Art Room

    Class meets for two weeks:
    March 13 and 20, 2018
    Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    Fee: $30 payable to “Crestwood School District”
    Materials: $5 PLEASE make separate check for material fee payable to “Debra Dick.”

    Click here for Registration Form and mail along with Check(s)
    To: CACE, PO BOX 353, MOUNTAIN TOP, PA 18707

    Enrollment is limited to 10 students

    Course Description: Uncial calligraphy is more than 2,000 years old yet looks surprisingly modern and fresh. Its voluptuous, elegant letterforms make it a unique fit for hand-lettered greetings, short … (read more...)quotes, titling/headlines, and tee-shirt designs. Additionally, Uncial is the perfect “hand” for the beginning calligraphy student, and makes a good jumping-off point for learning other calligraphy styles.

    In this two-part class you’ll use a broad-edge marker to explore this easy-to-learn style. We’ll start with basic strokes then build upon them to create beautiful letterforms. We’ll also cover spacing and some basic layout. Throughout the class you’ll learn about calligraphy tools and materials, and view examples of Uncial and other styles of calligraphy. Through playful pen exercises you’ll gain strong lettering skills as well as confidence in your ability to continue with this timeless art form. You’ll also complete a small finished piece that will be suitable for framing or card making.

    No previous experience is necessary to participate! Please bring the following items to class: Legal pad (white); Pencil; White eraser; Ruler (12”-18”); Paper clips (just a few); Color pencils of your choice (instructor will have some to share if you don’t already have some). Optional items: Notebook and Pen. 

  • 02/09/2018 10:36 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    One Day Paper Arts Workshop
    taught by Mary Elizabeth Nelson

    Wayne Art Center
    413 Maplewood Ave.
    Wayne, PA 19087

    April 14, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    (610) 688-3553

    members $100
    -members $115
    supply fee $20.00

    Using a wide variety of paints and inks we will decorate large sheets of Arches paper. Cutting or tearing our sheets to manageable page sizes we will construct a couple of soft cover books. The colors we choose will reflect our personality, or we may step out of our comfort zone going for wild and wonderful! Come let your creative nature take over for a day!

    M. E. Nelson
    305 Manor Ave, Downingtown PA 

  • 02/07/2018 6:29 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Once a month Drop-in Studio 
    taught by Maureen Peters

    Glassboro branch of the Gloucester County Library
    2 Center Street
    Glassboro, NJ 08028

    Third Monday of the month  at 10 - 11:45 a.m.

    Learn to create art projects using calligraphy skills. Some materials provided; bring your favorite calligraphy supplies and composition book. 

    Please register. at:

  • 02/07/2018 6:17 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Weekly Drop-in Studio
    taught by Maureen Peters

    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St.
    Woodbury, NJ 08096

    Meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

    Maureen Peters of Letterworks Art and member of the Philadelphia Calligrapher’s Society joins us every week, creating unique pieces using calligraphy techniques, brush work, resists, embossing, stamping and more.    If you’ve ever thought about trying calligraphy here’s your chance! All levels are welcome; supplies and instructions are available for newcomers. These programs are open to everyone 15 years of age and older, and no sign-up is required.

  • 02/07/2018 6:05 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Various classes
    taught by Maureen Peters

    East Coast Calligraphy and More
    821 Haddon Avenue
    Collingswood, NJ 08108


    check class topics and schedule at:

  • 01/11/2018 1:26 PM | Laurie Silverstein (Administrator)

    Copperplate for Beginners
    and Continuing Students
    taught by Deborah Kaplan

    2/3/18 – 5/4/18

    Main Line School Night

    Creutzburg Center, Radnor, PA


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