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Additional learning opportunities:


Based on the "Breakouts" that Legacies introduced last summer, LETTERFORUM MINIs are 90-minute mini-classes where you can try a new lettering style, sample a new technique or test a new tool with skilled and knowledgeable instructors. The MINIs place on Saturday afternoon 7/22 at 2 and 4 pm, and on Tuesday 7/25 at 2, 4 and 7:30 pm. Each MINI costs $25.

You can still register for the workshops below by mailing your $25 payment before 7/15, which also is when any waiting lists expire. During the conference, any Mini-Workshops that are still available will be posted at the door of the Letterforum office in Taylor Hall, and you will be able to register there only on Saturday and Tuesday, 12:30-1:30.

Seats still are available in the following Mini-Workshops:

Saturday, July 22:

  • 2:00 – 3:30 - Pastel Dust
  • 4:00 – 5:30 - Alphabet Book and Other Shapes
  • 4:00 – 5:30 - Leaf Painting
  • 4:00 – 5:30 - Paperbag Scrapbooks

Tuesday, July 25:

  • 2:00 – 3:30 - Alphabet Book and Other Shapes
  • 2:00 – 3:30 - New Tool Tour <added in May>
  • 2:00 – 3:30 - Oops, Now What?
  • 4:00 – 5:30 - Casual Roundhand <added in May>
  • 4:00 – 5:30 - Multi-Section Recycled Books
  • 4:00 – 5:30 - Paperbag Scrapbooks
  • 7:30 – 9:00 - Oops, Now What?

The following Mini-Workshops are full:
- Lee Ann Clark's Casual Roundhand, 2-3:30 pm on Saturday, 7/22
- Brenda Broadbent's Parallel Pen Wizardry, 2-3:30 pm on Saturday, 7/22
- Brenda Broadbent's New Tool Tour, 7:30-9 pm on Tuesday, 7/25

Special supplies for our Mini-Workshops are being provided by the Washington Calligraphers Guild.


In addition, Letterforum participants can study privately after regular class hours with selected faculty (those marked with an asterisk) during the week. Each 25-minute session costs $25, payable directly to the instructor.

SIGN UP via e-mail or mail in form


Serendipity means "discovery of things not sought."
Come visit serendipity night -- following the evening programs on Sunday and Wednesday -- and see fellow participants demonstrate a painting technique or new lettering style, showcase a craft or a new tool. You're sure to discover new ideas and interests. Bring your notebook, camera and curiosity!

If you would like to be a demonstrator at Serendipity, email letterforum2006@aol.com with your name and topic. Or visit the Letterforum office to sign up for either Sunday or Wednesday night.