Workshop: Roann Mathias—Calligraphy on Canvas

Discover the creative possibilities of lettering on canvas. In this class students will use various acrylic media to create subtle backgrounds for their lettering. Composition and design principles will be covered, before any lettering begins. Also, using ink jet transparency transfers to add imagery to your piece. Students will learn how to use both brushes and metal nibs for calligraphy on canvas. The final result will have depth and texture.

Roann Mathias is a mixed media artist who has specialized in calligraphy since 1980. After receiving a master’s degree in Art History, she began designing greeting cards, stationery and calendars for The Printery House of Conception Abbey. She has also designed cards for Cleo, Expressions Greetings, Abbey Press and DaySpring. Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review and Somerset Studio Magazine. Roann’s calligraphy has been exhibited at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and the first AlphaMark show.

September 26–27, 2015
9:30 AM–4:30 PM
Location: 203 Margaret Morrison Hall, CMU
Fees: $125, Guild member, $150, non-member

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 18, 2015.

Mathias Brochure and Registration [.pdf]

Supply list will be sent to student upon payment of workshop.

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