When: Monday, October 14, 2019
6:30 for Pre-Meeting Activities
7:00 for Meeting
From Thumbnail to Final
A calligraphy project lands in your lap. Maybe it came from a client, perhaps it’s something you need to submit to a show, or it might be a class assignment. You have the ability and opportunity to make something beautiful and unique. It could be an easy task, but sometimes it isn’t. As artists, we all deal with deadlines, occasional creative block, or the lack of motivation to just get started. As Howard Glasser said, “There’s more to it than wiggling your fingers and out come the letters.”
In our October program, Sue will walk you through some methods she uses for coming up with ideas, evaluating a project’s constraints, determining a scope, and if working with a client, understanding their needs. Finally, she will share with you the criteria she uses to choose the best idea, and then the steps she takes to turn it into finished art.
Sue has always been fascinated by letters. In the 1970s, luck and love intervened when she moved from Central Illinois to Corvallis Oregon, and found herself in the middle a calligraphic renaissance. She was thrilled to have found her niche. Her calligraphy teacher at Oregon State University, Allen Wong, saw her zeal for calligraphy, and nurtured her talents. She got her BFA in Advertising Design.
Sue taught Basic Italic at Linn Benton Community College, then worked as a freelance lettering artist in commercial arts. She took time to become a jewelry designer, a Project Manager for a large corporation, and raise a family. After years of adventures in career and family, lettering is again Sue’s full-time passion. She loves breathing life into letterforms and animating words with a pen.
Karen Van Hatcher will also present another “Decade Project”, Covering years, 1999-2009.