April Program – Pointed Brush Baby Steps
April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Presented by Elizabeth McKee
Members: free, Non-members: $10
A Zoom link will be sent to current members a few days before the program. Non-members will be sent a link when they register for the program.
Brush lettering involves the coordination of hand, arm, brain and breath. Frequently beginners are so eager to write words that the arm and breath are left out of the strokes. This results in frustration and feelings of never being able to master this method of writing. In this hands-on presentation with a Pentel Color Brush, Elizabeth McKee will show participants how to hold the brush and breathe into and out of strokes.
Training our muscle memory by making repetitive strokes can be tedious and boring, so to make this more interesting, Elizabeth will encourage everyone to make patterns with the strokes that she provides in her handout.
Elizabeth McKee is a book artist and calligrapher. Her nomad’s life has carried her from New Guinea to Australia, Iowa, Japan, Zambia, Canada, Malaysia, Florida, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Maryland, Russia and Albuquerque. Not exactly in that order. In August 2015, she moved to Albuquerque, NM where she is putting down roots. She discovered calligraphy in Japan in 1970 and was happy to discover it in English in 1980. In 1984, she helped establish the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa and was made an honorary life member in 1990. Since the late 80’s, she has been studying pointed brush lettering whenever she could. Studying with Marilyn Reaves, Judy Melvin, Carl Rohrs multiple times, Mike Gold and Julie Wildman. Some of her books with pointed brush lettering are in Queen’s University’s Douglas Library, Kingston, Ontario https://elizabethmckeebooks.
Her most recent endeavor has been to create an introductory series of pointed brush classes to help make lettering with a pointed brush more accessible to beginners. You can see her work on her website: https://elizabethmckeebooks.
A handout will be provided before the program. Tools to bring: