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The Gilded, Painted Letter and More with Rosemary Buczek

  • January 13, 2024
  • (PST)
  • February 03, 2024
  • (PST)
  • 4 sessions
  • January 13, 2024, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (PST)
  • January 20, 2024, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (PST)
  • January 27, 2024, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (PST)
  • February 03, 2024, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (PST)
  • Online - Zoom

Sponsored by Inland Empire Chapter

January 13, 2024 - February 3, 2024, 8:00 am-10:00 am PST

About the Workshop: We will look at the classic Versal letter, a letter so adaptable as to allow all sorts of decorative elements.  We will focus on the use of 23K gold, drawing the versal letter and looking at the elements of the letter that make it so bold and unique.  Then we will paint the letter in watercolor, paint its background, perhaps a diaper pattern or a damascene pattern, one of Rosemary's favorites.  Then we will go beyond the letter and work on a simple vine to tie it all together.  
     We will take a look at contemporary sizes used to apply 23K gold in both raised and flat methods of application.  These contemporary sizes have a simple method and we will go through that step by step so that each student will be able to successfully apply gold leaf to any of their designs.  
     Next we will take a look at painting the letter with interesting detail and apply flourishes to finish it off.  We will complete a beautifully ornamented letter by the finish."

Workshop will be recorded.

About Rosemary Buczek:  Rosemary graduated from Caldwell College, New Jersey, in 1971 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She began freelance work from her home and in 1987 formally opened her studio, "The Gilded Quill". Rosemary's love of the Medieval Manuscripts of the Medieval Ages has influenced her designs and use of color.

Cost: $75, paid by check or Paypal (see details below)

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


Alessandra Kawakubo at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com.

Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your payment should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. Supply list will be provided within the week following receipt of your registration.

To pay by check, Contact Alessandra Kawakubo at  iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com. Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with the check (s) in the envelope. Non-members, include a separate check for $42, made out to Society for Calligraphy, along with your membership form: https://societyforcalligraphy.org/resources/Site/Membership/Membership.pdf or contact Alessandra to process membership electronically. Limited to 30 participants.

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