Classes

Practicing an art . . . is a way to make your soul grow.
Kurt Vonnegut

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
Alan Alda

Students

I love sharing the skills and spirit of calligraphy! I consider myself an eternal student, and I’m amazed at how each of us has a unique creativity to explore and nurture.

You’ll find the classes I offer at the end of the page.

Since 2011, I’ve taught often in Sacramento, San Joaquin and Placer counties (Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Fine Art Center, The Haggin Art Museum, Art League of Lincoln). In 2017, I’ll also be at Placer School for Adults and Blue Line Arts. I’m delighted to return to Mendocino Art Center in April.

My classes and workshops blend modern tools with traditional design principles, are interactive, and feature the latest techniques. We explore letters, then add mixed media designs. Adults of all ages and levels are welcome.

I often meet retired professionals who are interested in developing their own style with a little guidance. You’ll have fun trying out new tools and gain confidence designing classical lettering on cards, envelopes, journals, and other personal projects. Your questions are always welcome!

Students say:

“Your class was so well-organized from the newsletters to the last minute of instruction! I haven’t had time to study art since college, and wasn’t sure where to start with calligraphy. Your experience and calm, confident encouragement made my day. I can’t wait to learn more!”

“It’s such a pleasure to watch you demonstrate. I’ll take another class just to see you lettering, it’s so relaxing!”

“I’ve learned so much from you! Is this my 5th class? Taking a class in your studio is like going to the spa — love my kit, beautiful name card, having tea, and lunch was delicious!”

See updated class information on Facebook here.

Bio: For about a decade, I created special event projects for Catholic Healthcare West / Mercy Healthcare, Hill Physicians, Mercy Independent Practice Association, Sutter Health and Woodland Healthcare.

I also worked on many promotional projects for food commissions in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley, who represented the fruit and nut growers on the West Coast: event invitations and envelopes to national magazine food editors (Food & Wine, Cooks’ Illustrated, Good Housekeeping), which I still enjoy and now teach.

My love for publishing began as a commercial print rep, continued as a national yearbook rep, and as editor of 14 self-published books for 8 authors. Sometime in 2017, my own book will go out into the world (on calligraphy). It’s time :).

I’ve been blessed to study with the best of the best calligraphers, some were awarded the title of master penmen by IAMPETH. These classes were both humbling and awe-inspiring. Practicing, exploring bright ideas, and sharing are part of our united journey. I invite you to come along.

Come to Mendocino Art Center and learn Brush Lettering!

Mendocino

http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Spring17/Moore.html

The topics for classes are:

Script

Script Calligraphy

Marker Pen Brush Lettering

Marker Pen Brush Lettering

Watercolor Brush Lettering

Watercolor Brush Lettering

Medieval Art & Drawn Uncials

Medieval Art & Drawn Uncials

NEW: Graphite & Colored Pencil Drawn Letters

Pointed Pen Illustration

Artistic Journaling

Artistic Journaling

Holiday Art Cards

Holiday Art Cards

NEW: Graphite & Colored Pencil Drawn Letters

NEW: Graphite & Colored Pencil Drawn Letters

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