July 7.6.12 Meeting Notes: Filigree Flourishing with Finetec by Victoria Lansford

Our first meeting was a BLAST! We all enjoyed Victoria Lansford’s demo on flourishing and everyone got to dive in on a good hour’s worth of experimentation afterwards.

Here are some great pictures of our group, Victoria’s presentation, and some of the great work produced that night.

Our table of treats was deliciously varied and people were really generous with their materials and knowledge. We had a wonderful range of skill levels and I was really happy to see so many beginners dive right into the process.

I was particularly moved when I realized I was sharing a room with so many important figures that have helped shaped my career (whether they know it or not!) my first calligraphy teacher Carol Gray, one of my first design teachers at Portfolio Center Julia Mahood, and her son Noah Macey who happens to be my youngest calligraphy student to date. Lots of talent and love in that room and let me tell you – the first Penabler meeting couldn’t have been more perfect.

This time next month, our Second Penabler meeting will be on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 from 6-8:30PM. Italian calligrapher Barbara Calzolari will give a lecture and demonstration called “Passion for Calligraphy.” She’s in town that weekend giving the much anticipated 3-day workshop From Nib to Brush.


August 3, 2012 Meeting Details: Passion for Calligraphy Lecture and Demo by Barbara Calzolari


Join us for our Second Atlanta Penablers meeting Friday, August 3rd, 2012 and meet Barbara Calzolari in person!


 “Passion for Calligraphy” 

Lecture and demonstration 

by Italian calligrapher Barbara Calzolari.

Watch Barbara tame the page with her evocative brush strokes as she demonstrates the transition from Pointed Pen Variation with a nib, to a Pentel Brush Pen. 

What to Bring: 

• A snack or drink to share 

• Your recent work (optional) 

• Your Bad Self

 Membership to Atlanta Penablers is free. To become a member, contact Jacob Gunter at Jacob@BindersArt.com 

or call 404.237.6331 x203.

Visit facebook.com/theAtlantaPenablers

for more details and inspiration.