Friends of the Alphabet meets on the second Monday each month in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church. A social/library time begins at 7:00. The program on some aspect of calligraphy, book or paper arts begins at 7:30. Past programs have included lectures, demonstrations, mini-exhibits, hands-on projects, and panel discussions.
We also get together at our summer picnic and a holiday party in December. Please feel free to come to one of our meetings and see what we’re about!
|Monday, January 8||7:00 Social Hour /|
|Trinty UMC*||Memory Building: Making a New Year’s Journal|
Using basic Japanese bookbinding techniques, we’ll make stab-bound journals to fill with personal ephemera of the coming year. Materials provided.
|Monday, February 12||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||Love Letters: Valentines with VOOM!|
Take a new approach to the lover’s missive. Hearts will be involved but there the resemblance will end. Unusual cards for your significant others that employ movement with their message. All materials provided.
|Monday, March 12||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||FOTA Sale and Demo Night|
Just when your wallets had cooled down…The latest and greatest in the world of calligraphy and letter arts shopping! Books, materials, multimedia will be on display and available for test-driving. Something for everyone. Lots for you.
|Monday, April 9||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||Think Small: Calligraphy in Miniature|
Learn the beauty of working in miniature and see life in the details. Small letters, small pictures, small projects all make for a big time.
|Monday, May 14||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||Unchartered Alphabets: Lettering and Mapmaking|
Make a map of your favorite place – real or imaginary – and design the lettering to fit the scheme. We’ll study lettering from historical maps and use calligraphic elements to navigate the undiscovered countries in our minds.
|Monday, June 11||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||Silver Linings: Matting and Framing for Calligraphy|
We’ll learn basic methods for cost-efficient matting and framing and look at the ways that mat and frame selection can influence the tone of a piece. Materials provided.
|Monday, July 9||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||FOTA Annual Picnic|
Details to be announced
|Monday, August 13||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||FOTA Monday Night At The Movies: The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels|
Let’s all go to the lobby! Grab your popcorn and get a front row seat for this documentary on the historical and geographical influences of The Lindisfarne Gospels. This beautifully produced BBC documentary travels to the desolate, yet inspiring locale of Britain’s Holy Island, and ponders the inspirations behind St.Cuthbert’s illuminated masterpiece.
|Monday, September 10||7:00 to 9:00||Trinty UMC*||%&!!@*$#!! : Numbers, Ampersands and Unusual Characters|
Undertaking the overlooked figures in calligraphy.