Donald Jackson Comes to Tennessee
The Nashville Calligraphers Guild has coordinated an amazing workshop opportunity with renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson. This is a rare opportunity to both view the St. John’s Bible and hear Jackson himself describe the experience of creating it. Further, he will lead a hands-on demonstration during the weekend. See below for the formal event description and the link for registration.
Registration is now open for the Donald Jackson events at Carson-Newman University. The link below takes you directly to the information and registration page on Carson-Newman’s web site.
The opening reception for the permanent exhibit of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible will be held on Thursday evening, October 6, 2016. Friday, October 7, will feature break-out sessions as well as time to view and study the volumes of the Bible. Saturday, October 8, will feature a full-day session led by Donald Jackson where he will talk about the Bible project, how it came to be, the processes for the completion of the volumes, the tools used, and the challenges of the project. He will also lead the group in analyzing a calligraphic hand and will lead the hands-on portion of the workshop where participants will do lettering with both broad-edge markers and will actual quills on vellum. Price for the Saturday session also includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon break refreshments, as well as many of the supplies that will be used in the workshop.
Carson-Newman University is located in east Tennessee, near Knoxville. The Saturday session will be limited seating with pre-registration required.
If you wish to attend,you should register sooner rather than later as all 100 seats are expected to fill.