This is a continuation of Denise Lach’s 1st workshop Play on Writing/Writing Textures that emphasizes the dialogue between an image and the written word. The aim is not to illustrate text but to single out an emotion, a color or a word and translate it into a graphic vocabulary with design and composition in mind. 


Denise Lach is a French calligrapher who teaches screen printing and script design at the Ecole de Design in Basle, Switzerland. Both the playful and textural aspects of her writing are a major part of her research. She regularly exhibits and teaches in France and abroad. She contributed to André Gürtler’s book Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy and written Free and Equal in 2000, Preambles and Forewords in 2006 and Schriftspiele in 2009 which was published in English as Calligraphy, A Book of Contemporary Inspiration.

Denise studied at the Basel School of Design where she now teaches, and is a committee member of the Swiss Society of Calligraphers. She has exhibited regionally and internationally, and has taught calligraphy courses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Canada and in the French Alliance parts of Southern India and Sri Lanka, Bangalore, Madras and Colon.

Date: Monday and Tuesday,

March 2, 2020 – March 3,2020

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Trinity Cathedral
Level of Workshop: All levels for those who have taken the first workshop; Intermediate to Advanced for those who have NOT taken the first workshop

Tuition: $100 (members) and $130 (non-members) which provides membership through 2020.

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