Welcome to Escribiente
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, and we welcome guests and members of the public who have an interest in learning more abut the fine art of beautiful writing. Please see our Meetings page for full details and directions.
December 7, 2013
Members Holiday Party
Check your email for details and directions to our member holiday party!
No Meeting in January!
February 5, 2013, 6:30pm
Presentation by Maria Moya
Albuquerque Artist Maria Moya’s present her personal Valentine collection.
Lettering as Texture
Workshop with Amy Jones
Saturday & Sunday, January 18–19, 2014
Do you want to add more depth and interest to your calligraphic pieces? Do you want more practice at layout and design? In this workshop we will utilize a variety of exercise for exploring lettering as texture. The principles and elements of design will be integral to our playful exploration, where we create textured layers on which to letter legible words, or where we create abstract works of art in which lettering is perhaps unreadable. Multiple pieces will be started and developed as techniques are introduced. More details on our Workshop page...
Our calligraphy exhibit was held at the Arts & Crafts building, and included many amazing pieces of high quality works that are worthy of exhibition in any venue.
July 8–13, 2013
IAMPETH is a non-profit organization with over 500 members throughout the world. IAMPETH stands for International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting. Bill Kemp, a member of Escribiente, was the 2012–2013 president and hosted the annual conference in Albuquerque in July 2013.
There were over 220 attendees and approximately 22 of them were Escribiente members. Among the sixteen volunteer instructors were Pat Blair, the chief calligrapher at the White House and Louis LeMoine who works for Walt Disney Imagineering. The conference gave everyone insight into the work of superb quality penmen. Visit the IAMPETH website for more info.