“Where Creativity Has No Limits” – that’s our motto and has been since we first opened our doors in the summer of 1960. At that time we pledged to supply artists with the finest products, best prices and unparalleled customer service and we stand by that pledge today. Shop with us for a huge selection of art supplies for painting, drawing, pottery and printmaking. Find creative gifts for kids and young artists and outfit your studio with sturdy and comfortable chairs and easels. Select quality picture framing products to preserve and protect your artwork or choose our well-regarded custom picture framing service. We also offer a full range of classes, workshops and demos.
I LOVED this class. I'm completely new to handwriting/calligraphy (and not at all an artist) but Heather (the instructor) was INSPIRING, sweet, friendly and a great teacher. She's seriously the most talented person I've ever met. I'm going to practice a lot so maybe someday I'll be good enough to take her more advanced classes! :) I'd highly recommend this class. It's reasonably priced (although if you want to continue what you've learned - you'll still need to buy the tools and materials from Plaza.) But they aren't very much - and it's nice to support a local art store. Heather was awesome! Loved her.
Did a lot of practice which I know is essential. Thought the teacher could have put more individual instruction in it rather than sitting quietly while we copied letters.
Great opportunity to learn from a master calligrapher, Joanne Wasserman.The focus of the class was on students developing ccontemporary interpretations of traditional illuminated manuscript capitals. Joanne emphasized the visual “stories” which might be told through using decorated letters as a springboard to the imagination of the artist. Even though illuminated script is a revered, centuries-old art, Joanne encouraged us to explore our own expressive style in the class projects. Materials provided were good quality and the instruction and inspiration by the teacher first rate! You definitely don’t have to be a calligrapher to take this class—only to have a willingness to put your own spin on a a beautiful traditional art form.
I learned several new skills but the training area wasn't conducive to effective learning....e.g., poor wall space to post samples, teacher spent 10% of the time taping up brown paper to write on. As well, the teacher seem disorganized and unprepared, rambled about history of the content rather than weaving it in while we were practicing. As well, the samples shown we not relevant to what she was teaching. On the positive side, the teacher was upbeat, had a good sense of humor and clearly knew her craft...but being good at a craft doesn't always translate to being able to teach it well. I left halfway through the class since it became clear that more of the same would be happening in the 2nd half. I will enroll in other CourseHorse classes but will not be taking another one from this teacher.
Excellent class! Instructor was expert, helpful, interesting and fun. What more could you want?!!
Jill S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.