JUNE EVENING CLASSES: Postponed due to scheduling conflicts and a lack of interest
Summer/Fall classes will be offered at a later date.
If Interested: Please call or email the office to be added to the waiting list.
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Instructor: Carol Savage, an artist and owner of Calligraphy for Life’s Celebrations, has been teaching in a wide variety of settings for decades. Her passion and skill for fine lettering was ignited with the release of The Saint John’s Bible.
Years of private weekly art classes throughout elementary school introduced Carol to watercolor, pastels, printmaking, pen and ink, charcoal and pencil. Sewing became such a beloved activity during her teen years that she had the skills to sew her wedding dress. Employment as engraver at a printing company led to earning a Master’s Degree from Webster University.
As a high school art teacher, Carol’s skills expanded further in a wider variety of media. Each day she taught a combination of clay, leather, technical drawing, sketching, photography, macrame, design, painting and more. Is it any surprise to learn that her most complex art involves the adventuresome results of mixed media?
Carol’s engagement prompted her to practice the cursive lettering hand she had learned at Washington University so she could design their wedding invitations. She began her business as a professional calligrapher with projects needing hand lettering, painting, and design, challenged to write on exotic surfaces such as papyrus, birch bark, animal skins and basketballs. In the past decade, she has explored fiber arts- modern embroidery, needle felting, weaving, macrame, and sewing home decor items.
Carol has taught art in private schools, to homeschoolers and in non-profit art centers for more than 20 years. Teaching is always a thrill for her. Students in her classes discover the ability within themselves to express ideas in a variety of media. Older students are challenged with more detailed projects, often combining media and styles. She loves to present materials and ideas to jump start the innate creativity within each student and guide each individual to achieve a personally satisfying result for their project.
History: The Saint John’s Bible is a work of art and work of theology. A team of Benedictine monks and scholars from Minnesota under the guidance of the artist Donald Jackson from Wales brought together the ancient techniques of calligraphy and illumination with an ecumenical approach to the Bible rooted in Benedictine spirituality.
Class: Pallottine has a replica of Saint John’s Bible which is truly a work of art illuminating the word of God inscribed in ancient techniques of calligraphy. Come explore this work of art that unites an ancient Benedictine tradition with technology and learn the basic lettering skills.
- Introduction of tools and general concepts of hand lettering thru the ages.
- Students learn an alphabet using pen dipped in ink. All materials are provided.
- Students complete a personal project to correct techniques and make corrections.
- Final week to finalize projects and wrap up.