The Enchanted Letter with Heather Held


  • Plaza Artist Materials 633 Middleton Street Nashville, TN 37203

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

This workshop is an exploration in designing and decorating a contemporary illuminated letter. The letters are based on a rounded script alphabet and transformed into meandering ribbons or graceful leaves. The student will be guided through the pencil design stage of their own unique letter as well as the decorative foliate extension. The design can be embellished with a simple 23K gilding technique or gold gouache. Pointed pen flourishes are added to the design, which is further embellished with colour. The final design is evocative of the graceful capital letters found in Victorian illustrated books. Knowledge of the pointed pen as well as any rounded script.

Workshop registration opens on Saturday, May 14, to current Nashville Calligraphers Guild members only. If spaces remain, the workshop will be opened to non-members one month prior to the date of the workshop. Registration closes two weeks prior to the workshop. All workshop participants must be registered at least two weeks prior to the date of the workshop. For more information, please contact Ann Cobb.