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ABC 2020 | Alberta, Canada


The 2 day class is Lettering & Pattern

The 2 day class is Lettering & Pattern

Letters and Patterns (2 days):

In this class we will explore alternate and fragmented letterforms with wide pens, gouache, watercolor and ink. There is pleasure and discovery in making patterns and color, whether you are a beginning or advanced student. 

Students will document their work in a pattern book. 

All levels of experience are welcome. The class is a mix of guided 
exercises & open exploration in a contemplative atmosphere. 
Space reserved for students who can attend the full two days, 
and leave their cell phones behind.

Draw Us Near  ink and paint on paper L Doctor

Draw Us Near ink and paint on paper L Doctor

Absence and Presence (3 days)

The blank page, the white canvas– these are universal symbols of absence for the writer, painter, calligrapher, or maker. Fear and doubt often rise to the surface. It is humbling. How, I wonder, can I ever improve on the possibility inherent in this nothingness? 

Absence is the creative force, the initiation, the spark, for the making of anything "new".

In this class we will enter the temenos, the protected place of our making, and invoke the muse, our imagination and inner imagery. The class will be structured with periods of silence and guided exercises in writing, painting, and calligraphy.

All levels of experience are welcome. The class is reserved for those students who can attend the full three days, and leave their cell phones behind.

For registration and questions, contact Katharyn Blades: reddeerabc@gmail.com

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