The theme for 2019 is Quintessence: The Fifth Element.
There are many names for the invisible force that moves makers. The title here comes from my background in Greek mythology, but it is a universal theme for the mystery, for what we cannot measure or sell.
At St Meinrad, the focus is on lettering in a natural and contemplative atmosphere. Our western calligraphic heritage is soaked in the monastic traditions, where the art of calligraphy thrived because of monasteries and nunneries in the Dark and Middle Ages. Now, in the time of keyboards, the art of calligraphy has been re-ignited. Nothing replaces the touch of a hand.
At St Meinrad, we get to practice being scribes, and improvising with ink, paint, paper, graphite and pens.
The class size is limited to 10, and it is helpful to have some experience in calligraphy.
Fee: (Room, board and workshop): $675
All registration is handled through St Meinrad Guest House:
812 357 6611 Julia Weyer: GuestServices@saintmeinrad.edu