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Fine Art Department

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Phawnda Moore

Instructor: Phawnda Moore
April 8–9, 2017 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Come ride the waves of brush lettering on the inspiring California coast. Learn a complete alphabet and variations with a brush marker to create personal projects: cards, envelopes and flyers. This form of calligraphy is the most contemporary and expressive, and amazingly easy to do.

The brush is an important part of art history in both East and West. Discover its influence in many cultures around the world and embrace its versatility and convenience.

We’ll make simple illustrations in both the marker pen and watercolor (flowers, fruit, etc.) to get acquainted with the brush.

In an interactive format, you’ll also become more confident about choosing papers and lettering tools, referencing color wheels, exploring design, and knowing how to fix mistakes.

You can try different layouts, then switch up to do beautiful watercolor lettering for a quote of your choice. You’ll leave with your quote ready to frame and will use your new skills for many occasions.


PHAWNDA MOORE is a professional calligrapher and nationally-recognized designer and artist. She has a degree in English, a certificate in graphic design from UC Davis, and studies with master calligraphers. “In art, there's always something new to learn, explore, and pass on. It’s my pleasure to be a part of others’ dreams, challenges and successes."

Phawnda is a writer at EmptyEasel.com. She also contributes art and articles to three calligraphic societies’ publications as well as Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered. She was selected to design a licensed alphabet for Chameleon Art Products in 2015.

She was a graphic designer and calligrapher for three decades, and also was an editor/designer for the Chancellor’s Office California Community Colleges, Office of Communications.

Phawnda teaches often throughout the state. Her creative, interactive workshops blend modern tools with traditional design principle.

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Read more about Phawnda Moore
Style Magazine – Graphic Designer and Artist Phawnda Moore of Rocklin

Current MAC Members: $207
Non-members: $230 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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