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Apr 18,2015 -     Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calligraphy Basics for Personal Projects Date/Time: Saturday, April 18th / 12-3pm This interactive and informal workshop will introduce participants to the letter families and proportional relationships between letter groupings in the Chancery Cursive, (or Italic) lowercase alphabet. Using nibs and ink or calligraphy markers, participants will begin practicing the letters using the groupings and by the end of the three hour workshop, all will have the experience of making letters in beautiful flowing italic. If time permits, participants will produce a small greeting card including their names. Instructor: Lorrie Frear Lorrie Frear teaches Graphic Design and Calligraphy as an Associate Professor in the School of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lorrie is fascinated with just about everything related to letterform design and typography, and she shares this fascination and passion readily with her students. Lorrie has conducted Lettering and Calligraphy Lectures and Workshops at several other universities, including MICA and Carnegie Mellon University, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Syracuse University, the University of Rochester, the Western New York Book Arts Center and the Rochester Brainery. Lorrie’s objective in all of her workshops is to make letters and words come to life for students and to infuse a life-long passion for and appreciation of letterform and typographic selection and application and wordplay that will assist them in their professional and personal lives. Check out an article on Lorrie and her beautiful calligraphy here! Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC. You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.


Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing