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Botanical Embellishments - Creating Wreaths

  • November 20, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • Online - Zoom


  • Current member of SfC - must follow up with payment before registration is complete. (PayPal button on event page or arrange with Alessandra to pay by check.)

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Sponsor: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

About this workshop: Online mini workshop with Catherine Langsdorf, scribe. We will focus on calligraphic flourishes and decorative florals. Students will explore the small, pointed brush marker to build up floral motifs. These designs can be used in journals, on cards and envelopes, and with frame-able art. Students will work along with the instructor to create a finished wreath of florals. Learning how to use and exploit the flexibility of a pointed brush on botanical embellishments will train the calligrapher’s hand in skills applicable to various alphabets.
   The three learning units include 1) learning the tool and building a range of elements, 2) creating botanical motifs, and 3) making a wreath. Various techniques will be shared (measurement shortcuts and writing in a circle.) Prior to the workshop, color handouts will be provided for students to print. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and to show their completed project.

All levels welcome.  
Workshop will be recorded and available for a month.

Examples of Catherine’s work on this topic are on Instagram:  #lvs_botanical

About Catherine: She began her pursuit of calligraphy in 1987 to enable her to address her own wedding invitations. She continued to study from top instructors at Cheerio and through her local guild, Carolina Lettering Arts Society. She owns Long Village Studio based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She enjoys working with clients on one-of-a-kind lettering projects and providing wedding details to couples. Since 1990, Catherine has taught at various shops and galleries, and through community colleges all over North Carolina. Her instructional articles have been published in Bound & Lettered (2017, brush markers) and she has won awards in the Graceful Envelope Contest since 1999 (2005 Best in Show). Her art can be seen on Instagram @clangsdorf_calligrapher. Catherine is a Chicago-land native with North Carolina roots. She and her husband migrated south in 1992 and have adult twins.

Questions? Contact Alessandra at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com


REGISTRATION: You must be a member both when you register and when the class is held. Pay by PayPal. No refunds. 


Enrollment is for current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance ona first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please do so early enough for your place to be filled. For confirmation and prompt receipt of supply list, we recommend that your payment arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. You do not have a spot in the workshop until you are notified by the coordinator. (Paid events are handled manually, so please allow several days.)   Non-members, please e-mail Alessandra for instructions on how to become a member. Membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf. 

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