Lettering artist Yvette Rutledge has developed her own ornamented initial designs for hand-engraved jewelry. The pieces shown are all one of a kind custom sterling silver originals, approximately one inch in diameter.
Hand-engraving tools are so precise that they encourage very fine details while
requiring extreme patience and control.
Each metal object has particular qualities that affect engraving, like hardness, texture, etc. so that a steel handle on a hunting knife responds differently to the cutting tool than a cast gold ring
At the Center for the Lettering Arts we have begun to make engraved copper plates
for printing, which have to be engraved backwards in order to be printed by the traditional intaglio
Designing Organically: this class will meet for two 3-hour sessions TBA. The cost will be $100 with materials included. Interested students should contact Eve or Vince for specific times. Please call (504) 525-4691 for more details.
Tutoring: tutoring sessions in handwriting to improve penmanship, tailored to the individual student. Tutoring sessions are 1-1/2 hours.
Font Club will have a work session designing, scanning and importing glyphs into FontLab or Fontographer to create a font, Saturday, December 21 at 3pm. Call us at (504) 525-4691 for more information or if you have any questions.
Font Club normally meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Also you can visit www.aiganeworleans.org for graphic design events and meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans School of Art and Craft offers classes in all styles of art-making, including calligraphy. They can be reached directly at (504) 944-7900. For more info visit www.NOLAArtandCraft.com
NOLAA is a non-profit organization whose monthly meetings are mini-workshops in a variety of calligraphy techniques, well worth the $25 per year membership fee. Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Visit www.neworleanscalligraphy.org for more info.
We are proud to have an exhibit of Claire's photographs in the gallery. The images present the abandoned structures of the former Six Flags Amusement Park, altered through her unique perspective.
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