Adolph Bernd Letters Workshop with Peter Thornton

Date(s): 10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm



Adolph Bernd Letters Workshop with Peter Thornton

This workshop will begin with a gentle review of colour and tonal exercises in both ‘harmony’ and ‘contrast’ that are an integral part of Adolf Bernd’s letters. We shall focus on the tonal subtlety found in Bernd’s work—with projects using natural
objects as colour studies (a leaf, stone, flower, etc), as Bernd himself did. There will be exercises to explore the rich reservoir of the many subtleties found in ‘neutrals’ and grays, both warm, cool and inert that will give us a more sustained sense of beauty and satisfaction in our colour palettes.

With our new color skills, we shall begin our work on a simple small capital letter, to explore in a gentle and logical manner, the underlying elements inherent in these forms. This basic ‘understanding’ will serve us well as we move on to work on the more versatile versal letter—and newer options—before adding the third Adolf Bernd element, the background.

Peter Thornton has been a full time professional and enthusiastic calligrapher for over 45 years, working in a studio for 14 years producing Books of Remembrances, and Civic and Royal Certificates etc. before becoming self employed since 1980. He has taught widely throughout the UK and Europe as well as Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and travelled to the U.S., 3 and 4 times every year for 28 consecutive years. He has taught at over 26 International Conventions in the US., Canada and Europe. In
2006 he moved permanently to Tennessee, where he and his wife Sherri now live and teach.

Download the flyer with registration directions here: Peter Thornton Workshop

October 20-21, 2018 9:30 AM -4:30 PM
At ArtWorks, 201 Second Avenue South, Edmonds, Washington
$120.00 WOC Members; $145.00 Non-Members; $150.00 Non-Member Canadian
One scholarship may be available
Mail on or after September 17, 2018 Early applications will go to the bottom of the inkwell, Confirmation will be sent via email. Priority will be given to WOC Members.