Calligraphy Workshops. Sherrie Lovler teaches workshops
on abstract art, lettering in color on black paper, and
passing along the teachings of her mentor, Dick Beasley.

Nature, Art & Calligraphy

The world offers bountiful resources for art and picture making. The fundamental elements and principles of design are alive in every corner of creation. This workshop opens our eyes to experience nature as our teacher.

The quality of a line, color combinations, countless shades of greens and grays we see daily can be inspiration for calligraphic expression. Seeing 'emphasis' in a sunset, 'pattern' as trees in a forest, or 'rhythm' in the waves of an ocean helps us understand these design principles.

We will work with words, emotions and letterforms and how they relate to color, line, texture, balance, movement and harmony to create calligraphic paintings. We will look at dynamic forms in nature to inspire new calligraphic marks and designs. Come with a willingness to see with new eyes and explore art in an open, creative and supportive environment. You will walk away with new pieces and inspiration and energy to keep your creativity active.

Students' work

Review of workshop

This is a two-day workshop. For an information package please call
707-528-1723 or send an email.

"It truly was one of the greatest workshops
I have ever taken...!"
  — Trish Taylor Austin, TX

Current Workshops:
The Dance of Light and Shadow
Nature, Art & Calligraphy
Subtle Colors in the Night
Using Wooden Tools
Sink Art
Color Me Beas

Sherrie Lovler has a BA in Studio Art and has been teaching calligraphy and related arts for over 30 years, including classes and workshops at Northern Arizona University, Sedona Arts Center, Colorado Institute of Art, Ghost Ranch, calligraphy conferences and through calligraphy guilds around the country. Her work has been in many juried and group shows and most recently in a solo exhibit featuring 34 of her paintings inspired by 34 original poems. She is the founder of Ink Monkey Press and has published and coauthored the book TWO AS ONE: Poems from a New Love. Her images and writings have been published in The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering, Letter Arts Review, Bound and Lettered and many other books and journals. Sherrie is internationally known for her artwork and prints which are available at and her newest art and poetry can be seen at

Past teaching engagements


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