Learn calligraphy with Rebecca Read

Beginning calligraphy will be taught at the Seaside Public Library

The Friends of the Seaside Library will be hosting a Beginning Calligraphy Workshop on June 25, from 1-3 p.m. in the Community Room. The class will be taught by local artist Rebecca Read.

In an age of instant electronic communications one would think that writing by hand is becoming obsolete. Local calligrapher Rebecca Read would disagree and people who take her class will discover how enjoyable and easy calligraphy is to learn. This art form is gaining popularity with crafters and artists alike, who are making their own greeting cards, posters, and multi-media art. The basic skills of calligraphy are surprisingly simple, and the supplies needed are reasonably priced.

This two-hour workshop will provide an introduction to the practical applications of calligraphy, and hands-on instruction of beginning italic lettering. All materials will be provided; the class is limited to 20 people. Sign up at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 503-738-6742.

Rebecca Read studied graphic design, and typography at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. She did undergraduate work in graphic design at the University of Oregon, and studied calligraphy at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Rebecca is currently a studio artist on the north Oregon Coast.

Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway. For more information call 503-738-6742 or visit www.seasidelibrary.org.

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