Workshop!! Romans: From Trajan to Contemporary with Annie Cicale at Binders Art School

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Are you terrified of Roman letters, do you find them boring, or outdated? Not here! By focusing on Roman Inscriptions, particularly the Trajan Column, Annie will help us find ways to adapt them in fresh contemporary ways.

Many students of lettering are terrified of Roman letters because somewhere along the way they have heard they are “difficult.” We will diffuse that fear! By focusing on Roman Inscriptions, particularly the Trajan Column, we’ll find ways to adapt them in contemporary ways.

Each of you may choose a different path of study. By working with a variety of tools, you’ll find variations and individuality and give you new eyes to see this amazing letter!

To read more about Annie Cicale, visit her website here!

Romans: From Trajan to Contemporary with Annie Cicale

3 Sessions | Intermediate to Advanced | Price: $235 | Friday – Sunday, March 22 – 24, 10am – 5pm |

For registration, questions, or more in info please contact the Education Office at 404-237-6331 ext. 203 or email jacob@bindersart.com.

“Intro to Zentangle®” with Jeannie Mahood & Joan Payton: February 1st, 2013 Meeting Details

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Intro to Zentangle® at Penablers!

Learn the process of Zentangle® (a relaxing process that uses structured patterns to make beautiful art) at our next Atlanta Penabler meeting on Friday, February 1st,  6-8PM, 2013.

Join us as we watch a demonstration and participate in the guided activity by certified Zentangle® teachers Joan Payton and Jeannie Mahood, who were certified to teach Zentangle in 2009 and have taught to over 400 students since. Jeannie and Joan will demonstrate the process that makes Zentangle so special – and you can’t learn that online!

What: Zentangle® with Jeannie & Joan

Where: Binders Art School

When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from 6-8PM

What to bring:

• Pigma Micron 01 black pen

• Paper stump/tortillon (if you have one)

• N0. 2 pencil

• The paper for your first piece will be furnished, so bring whatever additional materials you’d like to play with – maybe you’d like to make a Valentine’s card, or practice your tangles (patterns) using a pointed pen, or use metallic ink or a Gelly Roll pen on some dark paper!

• A snack or drink to share

Hope to see you there!

~Victoria, Jacob, and Anne

PS: Please rsvp to Jacob Gunter (jacob@bindersart.com) so Jeannie and Joan can bring enough paper for everyone.

Welcome Mary & George!

Meet our two new Board Members Mary Ferguson and George Dorsey!

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Ms. Mary Ferguson

1. What do you most love about Penablers?

It’s amazing to me that all of these individuals come together for the sheer love of “penabling.” While we are a paper and ink focused group, there is a sense of levity that allows creative juices to flow. Penablers, to me, is accessible.  

2. What specific skills (artistic and otherwise) would you use to apply to your seat on the Penabler board?

My rocking sense of color coding, list making, and “Type A” personality will bring a foundational structure to the Penablers. I genuinely enjoy learning, so discovering new topics for our meetings would be a priority.

3. What experiences (artistic and otherwise) have you had that would enhance your participation with the Penabler board?

My day job is a financial statement auditor, which means I get to see how a lot of different businesses operate. I have had the opportunity to take classes with other guilds and other calligraphy groups.

4. How else might you like to enhance the Penabler experience?

I think the Penabler experience is exactly what it needs to be right now. As time goes on, I think we, as a group, will determine what works best for us. In the future, I’d like to see supply recommendations on the blog, perhaps a crafting mash-up of mediums, or lectures like how to copyright one’s work, how to document your creative thought process, etc…

5. What other hobbies/interests do you have aside from all things pen and ink and paper?

Concerts—live music is amazing.

6. What’s your day job?

I am a financial statement auditor. Basically, I am hired by various companies to review their records to make sure what they say is there really is there and what they say isn’t there really isn’t there.

7. People and creatures you share your home with:

I share my house with one strange, orange tabby named Motsamai.

8. What’s your all time favorite movie?

Forrest Gump 

9. What’s your all time favorite book? 

The Road Less Traveled 

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Mr. George Dorsey

1. What do you most love about Penablers?

Being able to Congregate with a Creative Mind and Spirit of people who enjoy the Construction of a Letter or Book.

2. What specific skills (artistic and otherwise) would you use to apply to your seat on the Penabler board?

The Willingness to Learn and Listen, and I enjoy working with people.

3. What experiences (artistic and otherwise) have you had that would enhance your participation with the Penabler board?

Had the opportunity in my Short Calligraphy Journey to have attended quite a few Guild Meetings, Workshops, Board Meetings, and Year Long Classes.

4. How else might you like to enhance the Penabler experience?

My 20 years of experience as a business owner, and 6 years as treasurer of HOA has taught me the fine art of patience! 

5. What other hobbies/interests do you have aside from all things pen and ink and paper?

Cooking, Baking, All things Hair, Reading and of course, I love the TV!

6. What’s your day job?

Hairdresser, Business Owner.

7. People and creatures you share your home with:

No people….just Ms. Rik, my 9 year-old 3 pound Yorkie.

8. What’s your all time favorite movie?

Thats a hard one! I have so many favorites. 

9. What’s your all time favorite book? 

A Good ‘Ol Trashy Novel!

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And a special thank you to Meshelle Callahan for also having stepped up to run for Penablers first full advisory board. We wish her all the best and extend our thoughts as she balances caring for family members in two different states (Georgia and Colorado) and look forward to her continued contagious enthusiasm and involvement as her necessary travel permits.