A former art student of the late Rev. Edward Catich of St. Ambrose University will return to teach a calligraphy workshop on book making. Nancy Anderson Trottier, a Clinton native who now lives in Ontario, Canada, will teach the class “Making a Single Signature Manuscript Book,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Bettendorf Community Center, 2204 Grant St. The cost is $55, plus $25 materials fee.
The workshop for novice calligraphers will teach the basics of designing and laying out a manuscript book, including how to select the text, lining the pages, making a dummy, completing the writing and illuminating, and binding the book. Participants should bring their own calligraphy pens and ink, while paper, binding materials, and tools and materials for illuminations will be provided. Participants will take home their completed book, course workbook, binding needles and paste and marbled papers. To register, go to www.artlegacyleague.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited to 25. Students may register at a $10 discount.
The workshop is being taught for The CATFISH Letter Arts School, a division of the nonprofit Art Legacy League, which honors the life and works of Catich, the priest, calligrapher, scholar and printer who founded the Art Department at St. Ambrose in the 1930s.