General membership meetings are held five times per year:
September, November, January, March, May
on the second Monday of the month (unless otherwise advised)
The guild is planning to keep to our regular schedule of General Meetings. We will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom, and we are considering how and when to organize hybrid in person and virtual meetings so that those who live near and far can attend and participate. We hope that you will enjoy the fun instruction we have planned!
As they say…Zoom is the next best thing to being there!
Stay tuned to your e-mail or to this page for more information.
The Next General Meeting will be on
Monday, November 13, 2023, 7 - 9 pm EST via Zoom, featuring
“Dynamic Italic: Nontraditional Tools and Settings”
This presentation will explore the use of the italic hand in the professional and personal work of Paula Fagerberg outside the boundaries of traditional calligraphy. We’ll look at the effects of various tools on the formation and character of the letters, along with ways to alter, condense, expand, spindle, fold, and mutilate the letterforms, all the while retaining their integrity and the hallmarks of what makes the italic hand italic. Along with a handout, Paula will share tons of examples from her collected work, including art journal pages, mail art, and professional illustration both digital and “analog,” all featuring adaptations of italic. Come be inspired to see with fresh eyes, and take away new ideas to play with in your own calligraphic work.
Paula Fagerberg is a professional graphic recorder and mixed-media artist in the Atlanta area, and has previously served as FOTA’s newsletter editor and as VP of programming. She first joined FOTA many years ago as a tender young maiden, immediately becoming intensely enamored with calligraphy and taking every workshop offered by the guild. She quickly branched out to attending Camp Cheerio and the annual calligraphy conferences, becoming proficient enough to start teaching calligraphy herself, and having work accepted in the annual Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendars and The Speedball Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Pen and Brush Lettering. Alongside calligrapher Carol DuBosch, Paula taught as part of the year-long “Lettering with the Masters” instructional series (available online). See some of Paula’s work on Instagram at @PaulaFagerbergArtist.
A link will be sent to members ahead of time. If you are interested in attending this meeting but are not currently a member of Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet,
please call Program Chair Margaret Amoss at 678-367-5852.
Meeting details are sent to members via e-mail!
Meetings consist of a social hour followed by a short meeting and program.
Social time: 7:00-7:30 pm (Please feel free to bring a snack to share)
7:30 pm Short Business meeting and Program
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
Meeting location and parking:
550 Pharr Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (unless otherwise noted)
Meetings are in the 2nd floor conference room: signs will direct you there.
The entrance to the parking lot is on Pharr Road.
The entrance is the driveway between the Stay Bridge Suites Hotel and the 550 building.
Park in the lot underneath the building (subterranean lot).
Upon entering from the street, drive straight and down the ramp.
This lot has both direct access to the elevator into the building and a security camera.
Parking is free: no validation necessary.
Map: 550 Pharr Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305