Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 2012 Meeting

This month we were honored to have Jake Weidmann as our special guest lecturer.  We started out with a hearty potluck and he began with a brief history of Spencerian, the truly American Script.  He progressed from English Roundhand/Copperplate and hopped across the pond in the mid to late 1800’s with the Engravers and Engrossers scripts and landed where his passion lies in Spencerian.  He showed us several samples of well-known pen artists/calligraphers from Michael Sull’s second Volume of Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship: Early American Handwriting and answered any and all of our questions.  Jake showed us slides of his own work and some were displayed on a table for sale along with a few of his handmade pens.  Our meeting went a little longer than usual, but no one seemed to mind. 

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