WORKSHOP POLICY: Workshop sign ups begin at guild meetings. You must be present at the meeting to sign up. The meeting when sign up begins will be announced in the meeting email reminder and posted on the website prior to the designated meeting.
CCS members will be eligible to place their name in the workshop drawing at the designated meeting. The ONLY WAY YOU ARE ELIGIBLE to sign up is by putting a CHECK FOR THE AMOUNT OF THE WORKSHOP in the drawing. Names will be drawn one at a time and then placed on on the workshop list until all seats are taken. If names remain, they will be placed on the waiting list in the order drawn.
If seats remain after the meeting, and there are no names on the waiting list, the workshop will be open to mail in registration by members or non-members.
Once your name is on the workshop list, you are OBLIGATED to pay for the workshop or find someone to take your seat in the event you can not attend.
• Major Workshops contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CCS major workshops are two - four days in length. Workshops are reserved for CCS members first then available seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Major Workshop fees are usually $130.00 for CCS members; $150.00 for non-members. Prices are approximate and do not reflect the cost of supplies needed for individual workshops or instructors. You must pay for the workshop at the time you sign up to be enrolled.
• Mini Workshops contact email@example.com. CCS mini workshops are one-day in length. The registration fees for members is $40 and $50 for non-members. There may be an additional fee for supplies. You must pay for the workshop at the time you sign up to reserve your spot.
Please read workshop polices before signing up for a CCS workshop.
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Limited funding is available for CCS members to receive scholarships for workshops. Read for more information.
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Upcoming CCS Workshops
March 2 & 3
Randall Hasson - Text & Texture on Canvas
Members - $130; Non-members $150
Time and Place TBA
Sign up begins at the February guild meeting. Must be present to sign up. New workshop sign up by drawing method will be in place.
Text & Texture on Canvas
In a more specifically focused workshop, participants are invited to explore the versatility of working on artist's canvas. This ground gives the artist the ability to layer lettering, achieve staining effects, experiment with color layering and texture to achieve a depth within th eartwork that is difficult to achieve on paper.
Randall M. Hasson brings a unique perspective to the Art world. His use of calligraphy combined with illustration creates a feast for the eyes and a depth of composition that can take the viewer to multiple levels of interpretation. The written word in text form is used in his paintings to create impact visually and emotionally, while inviting the viewer to “discover” elements over time that are not readily discernible at first glance. These paintings “inspire conversation” according to Randall’s collectors.
His most recent projects have included writing and co-editing the 24th (Centennial) Edition of The Speedball Textbook. That project led to finding the archives of Ross F. George, inventor of the Speedball Pen, and the authorship of his first solo-project Teaching America How to Letter: William Gordon, Ross George, and the Story of the Speedball Textbook, due to be published by the Letterform Archive in 2018.
May 4 & 5
Carol DuBosch - Bone Alphabet
Time and Place TBA
Bone - This contemporary style of calligraphy is know as BONE, because of the bone-like shape of the basic stroke. Bone is a wonderul exercise in pen-manipulation and designing the spaces within and around the letters. Bone id the perfect casual choice of script for many creative projects.
Introduction to Gothic with Kate Van Dyke
Part I - February 9, 2019
Part II - February 23, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
Price and sign up information TBA.
General Workshop Supply LIst
The following supplies can be very useful when attending a workshop. Both basic and optional supplies, and some "comfort" items, can make your limited space more productive.
Basics - Depending on the workshops: Pencils - hard and soft; Small Pencil Sharpener ; Erasers - Pentel click, Hyperaser, Kneaded, Magic Rub Fine; Point Pens - Micron .0905, Pilot Ps500, Tech Liner, Sharpie Fine; Drafting, Watercolor, or Painter's Tape; Ruler (cork-backed steel) or T-square; Penholders; Assortment of Nibs; Ink (unless specific brand and color are on instructor's list) ; Small Bristle Brush for loading ink onto nib; Writing/slant Board, if preferred; Glue Stick or Adhesive Roller bone folder with good tip for scoring; Small Water Container; Small dropper bottler with Distilled Water; Pipette or medicine dropper for using water or ink; Paper Towels, Rags, Handi-wipes, Baby Wipes; Notepaper or pad for notes; Xacto knife with new blades; Cutting Mat; Lightweight Plastic Sheet (approx 1 yd) to cover workspace ; Seperate Paper Carrier with Paper; Mr. Clean *type* Magic Eraser for cleanups.
Optional and Helpful - Depending on Workshop: Layout and Tracing Paper; Colored Pencils, Watercolor, Gouache, Gel Pens (when not included on instructor's supply list); Peerless Watercolor Sheets or Watercolor pencils - take up little space ; Waterbrush ; Rubber Cement Pick-up; Portable light - Ott or other; Camera - always ask instructor for permission to take photos of their work; Chair Cushion; Sweater or long sleeved shirt if you are cold-natured; Apron; Hand and Tool Cleaner - Masters Soap, Hand Sanitizer (wipes can be used); Waxed Paper - cut in squares and put in Ziplock bag; Can or Jar Opener - Magic Grip for stubborn lids or containers; Clips ; Toothpicks and Popsicle Sticks - small amount in small containers; Hole Punch or Japanese Drill Punch; Small Sewing Kit with embroidery thread and bookbinder needle.
Tip: As you attend workshops and decide what kinds of tools you desire, you will also gain knowledge about the ideal supply carrier to fit your needs, from a toolbox to a roomy art carrier. A good tip is to pack supplies in small containers for easy handling, dividing large amounts when possible to take only a a small portion to workshops. these small containers can be refilled right after a workshop, repacked in your carrier, and your basic supplies will be ready for the next workshop. Keep an inventory of these supplies and add to or delete as you personalize them for your own needs.
Final Tip: Most workshop locations have parking just outside or very near the door and toolkit and first aid kit in your vehicle's truck can hold additional supplies that you just may need every now and then, and do not want to add to your basic supplies. For instance, an extention cord and adapter for a toolkit might be need if you are using anything electrical, or a pair of tweezers, Q-tips, plastic gloves, or a razor blade from a First Aid Kit would come in handy.
Article and items compiled by Jo Guffey - thank you Jo!