Meetings and Workshops for 2019-2020

  • September 13, 2020

    Regular meeting and mini workshop

    Note this is a week later due to Labor Day

    This will be a show and tell of what we have been doing during the pandemic plus Vivian Mungall will show how she laid out several pages in Elora's book

  • September 25-27, 2020

    Workshop with Barbara Close

    One day of Power Pages on how to lay out a piece

    Two days on Italic Refinement.

  • October 4, 2020

    Regular meeting and mini workshop 

    Susan Largen will teach Akim Lettering

    The meeting will be available both on Zoom and at the JCC. There will be a limited number allowed to attend the meeting in person.

  • October 18, 2020

    One Day Class - Vivian Mungall will teach French Round 

    The class will be available on zoom and at the JCC. There will be a limited number allowed to attend the class in person. 

  • November 1, 2020

    Regular meeting and mini workshop

    Each member will have a piece of vellum (calf skin) to try out different mediums on from markers to ink to paints. Bring your favorite medium and gain confidence in lettering on vellum.

  • November 15, 2020

    One Day Workshop: Jenifer Patrick, Italic Calligraphy

  • December 5, 2020

    Holiday Luncheon.
    December  

    Place and date to be determined later

  • January 10, 2021

    Regular meeting and mini workshop

    Note this is a week later due to New Year's Day

  • January 17, 2021

    One Day Workshop: Versals/Illumination with Vivian Mungall
    Note this class will have a project on vellum

  • February 7, 2021

    Regular meeting and mini workshop

  • February 21, 2021

    One Day Workshop: Neuland with Linda Ross

  • March 7, 2021

    Regular meeting and mini workshop

  • March 25-27, 2021

    Major Workshop - Heather Held

    Note dates are tentative

  • April 11, 2021

    Regular meeting and mini workshop -  Note this is a week later due to Easter

  • April 25, 2021

    One Day Workshop: Modern Calligraphy

    with Jenifer Patrick

  • May 1, 2021 - Saturday

    May 1, Saturday, Noon

    End of Season Luncheon

    Note date, time location to be decided and updated

Major and One Day Workshop Information

  • September 25-27, 2020

    Barbara Close

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL for both Zoom class and at JCC attendance.

    Power Pages/Design Techniques

    First Day - September 25, 2020

    This is a layout and design technique course that presents gentle ways to use those wonderful lettering skills & create page design and artful compositions without fear. It’s a fun and exciting approach to “filling the page” without just a page of practice alphabets, using the white-space as an element also. We’ll work from small—medium—large scale projects. Confidence will build as created pages are made. You will amaze yourself and others of your accomplishments.

    Our imaginations can take us to new heights...if, we allow them to do so with open minds and a will to explore new territories. Barbara will show techniques in designing page layouts, without intimidation. Fun, step-by-step processes will be reviewed as well as thinking outside the boxes. We’ll be creating the art you once dreamed of with full confidence and joy. The essential calligraphic quality of marks and letter-making will be stressed. Many fun and unusual tools will be employed to help create these.

    Italic Refinement

    2nd & 3rd day - September 26 & 27

    Review of the beautiful Italic hand is always a favorite and something that never gets tiring. We’ll take a look at straight ascenders, flowing Chancery; talk about pen angles and slant…all of which make up this lovely hand. Then we will kick it up a notch and try some stretching, tightening & more flourishing.

  • Information and Registration form for Barbara Close

    Click Here for more Information on the Barbara Close Workshop and Registration Information

  • March 25-27, 2021

    Heather Held

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL

     

One Day Workshop Information

  • October 18, 2020

    Vivian Mungall

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL

    French Round

    French Round Hand  is a script in which the heavy strokes are nearly upright, giving the characters when taken together a round look. Ronde script appeared in France at the end of the 16th century. In its original form, it borrowed some of its letter forms from the round Gothic style. This style of writing was still in use (with some modifications) until the 20th century because it was used in French school manuals to teach the bases of cursive writing.

  • November 15, 2020

    Jenifer Patrick

    Italic Calligraphy

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL

    Italic has long been requested. Italic is most recognized as Calligraphy by the general public. Italic evolved between 1400-1600 in Italy and then Europe. This hand writes faster, cleaner and more legible than contemporary writing. You can later branch into versions of Gothicized Italic, formal, informal – many variations available!

  • January 17, 2021

    Vivian Mungall

    Versals/Illumination

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL

    Versals/Illumination - Versals are often seen as first letter in a paragraph or section of the Bible, or important documents. Can also be contemporary, statement letter! Illumination - Usually large Versals with more bold lines/color, decorated with designs or gold. Statement letter. Often includes borders, leaf patterns.

  • February 21, 2021

    Linda Ross

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL

    Neuland

    Neuland was designed by Rudolph Koch in 1923 for the Klingspor Type

    Foundry in Germany. The style is very bold and compact, makes a statement, and works well when used with several other letter styles or color. We will learn the original and basic Neuland, and then take off with many variations. You will go home with samples of so many ways you can use this style! This is not precision work, and excellent for beginners, or those that want to cut loose with their creativity

  • April 25, 2021

    Jenifer Patrick

    Modern Calligraphy

    9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Roth Family Jewish Community Center - Maitland, FL

    Jenifer will share her lovely style of this new trend in calligraphy – flowing and bouncy letters. She will also show you some of the many variations, and you will finish up with a quick project to show off your new writing.

     

  • Information and registration form for One Day Workshops

    Click Here to download more information on One Day Workshops and registration form. The class is available thru Zoom and at the JCC. There is a 15 person limit to attend at JCC.

Most regular meetings are held at:

The Roth Jewish Community Center
851 North Maitland Avenue
Maitland, Florida
407-645-5933

Located at the the corner of (414) Maitland Blvd. & Maitland Avenue.

Directions: Take I-4 to the Maitland Blvd. (SR414) exit and head east.

Turn right onto North Maitland Ave. First right turn is the entrance to the Roth Jewish Community Center. You will see the Main Entrance Lobby straight ahead as you are entering. You will need photo ID to enter the building.

There will be signs in the building directing you to our meeting room.

You will take the hallway to the right as you enter the building.

Alternate routes without using I-4 can be found using 17-92 and also Maitland Avenue, as well as others.