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.


Subtle Colors in the Night

Black paper can be the background for pen-based lettering of brilliant, solid color, as well as the host for subtle and varied hues. Move from using a controlled palette to a fluid approach where surprise and spontaneity are integral to the design.

Paint part of a color wheel on black paper; add white paint gradually to a color in a line of lettering. Change smoothly from one color to another. Work with the double primary palette to make clean colors and also revel in those dirty shades that come from playing off the grid. Develop confidence in the use of color. If you've never used paint in your pens, here's the chance to begin. If you are experienced in using paint, now is the time to stretch yourself by exploring the balance between color, white paint, and water.

Review of workshop with lots of pictures

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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