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.

Sink Art

Need an innovative idea to push your art to another dimension? Try pouring water on wet ink! Beautiful marbling patterns form adding special interest and focus to your work.

This was one of Dick Beasley's favorite techniques. We will study examples of his
work for inspiration and to understand his methods of working.

Play with different ways of directing the flow of ink and water, layer patterns of sink art, experiment with inks and paper, and learn to respond to what is already on the page. Fill shapes with color, letters and lines and use the principles of design to create finished works of art. This is a fun-filled weekend delving into unexpected and refreshing places.



Dick Beasley had a unique talent for creating calligraphic paintings. Well-known and loved by the calligraphy world, he died suddently in 1992. I had the great fortune to study with Beas and to teach at Northern Arizona University from 1987-1989. I love passing along what I learned from him. To read more about Dick and to see his work, click here to go to his memorial website.


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

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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