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F18A15 Getting Started in Calligraphy

Calligraphy comes from the Greek words "kalos," meaning beautiful and "graphos" meaning writing. The word calligraphy can refer to any elegant form of writing. This ten week course will begin with the study of two forms of lettering: Italics and Black Letter. From there we will explore freeform script and embellishments and borders to create finished works of art that make use of words and imagery.

Instructor: Mary Shira teaches art history, studio painting and creativity at JMU. She has been a professional artist and illustrator for over 35 years, working out of her studio and for clients such as Hearst Publishing and Rosetta Stone.

Additional Fee: Supplies for the class will be $25.00 payable to the instructor the first day of class.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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