Dates and Times: At this time we have a small group of students who meet one afternoon per month; email me to be put on the class schedule list.
Location: Sweetwater Print Cooperative, 117 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida
Cost: $20.00 per class
Materials: Students supply their own materials. Brushes, ink and paper available for sale at class.
Persian and Arabic Calligraphy: I am available for workshops on Arabic and Persian calligraphy, including presentation on the historic and contemporary significance of the Arabic script worldwide, an introduction to the major calligraphic styles, and hands-on calligraphy instruction at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level. I have recently given workshops through Florida State University (FSU), Valencia College, the Silk Road Club at the University of Florida (UF) and the Hillsborough County Public Library System (Tampa, Florida). If you have an interest, please contact me with your specific needs.
I accept a very limited number of students for private classes in Italic and other calligraphic styles in English. I am also available for workshops and presentations–I most recently held a workshop for the Art Club at Santa Fe College.
BOOKARTS, CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS LISTED BELOW ARE OFFERED PERIODICALLY
If you have an interest in any of these topics, or would like me to offer one of these workshops in your area, please contact me: email Stewart Thomas or call 352-514-3838.
ARABIC AND PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHY.
I offer workshops in Arabic and Persian calligraphy available to organizations, libraries, community organizations, college and universities. Most recently I have conducted workshops at Florida State University, Valencia College, the Hillsborough Public Library System (Tampa, Florida) and the University of Florida. Please contact me to arrange particulars.
Bind your own blank journal or album with a spine that can expand and contract to hold photographs and other items glued into the pages. Make your own blank journal to use in our November 22 workshop.
If you are interested in seeing a repeat of a past workshop, or have suggestions for future workshops, please contact me. Thank you for your interest!
ACCORDION BOOKS: 10 amazing variations on the accordion binding.
COPTIC BINDING: an ancient bookbinding technique popular for its versatility and beautiful exposed stitching.
MULTI-SIGNATURE BOOKBINDING: creating a sewn, square-spined, quarter linen book.
LETTERPRESS PRINTING: introduction to setting and printing metal type.
MARBLED PAPER: learn the classic method of creating marbled decorative papers.