Calligrapher Catherine Langsdorf on the art and style of lettering

Published 11:01 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tryon Arts and Crafts School’s next bi-monthly Crafts and Conversation lunchtime lecture will be held on Thursday, April 13, from 12-1 p.m. at 373 Harmon Field Road and will feature calligraphy artist Catherine Langsdorf, offering a visual presentation on the art of calligraphy. The series was developed to provide an inside look into the art of craft for all within our community. Audience members are invited to bring lunch or a snack and beverages will be provided.

At the lecture, Catherine will cover the wide range of calligraphy styles based on a historical timeline. The second segment, will be a demonstration of the many tools which calligraphers use to craft various hands and a brief explanation of basic skills. Attendees will be encouraged to probe into the field of calligraphy and gain an insight into the countless styles. Calligraphy, as an art form of words, can give an artist a means of expression.

Catherine became involved with calligraphy in order to be able to address her own wedding invitations. This initial encounter ignited a love of crafting letters and the desire to pursue a wide range of styles and techniques. Catherine has been driven to enhance her skills by studying with internationally acclaimed lettering artists and by teaching others. She has published instructional articles in calligraphic journals and her art has been published in books. Since 1990, she has been providing professional calligraphy services through her studio, Long Village Lettering. Most recently, she has been a freelance calligraphic designer for Crane & Co., an American luxury stationery business. Catherine is a Chicago-land native.

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Come and hear more from Catherine and learn more about the art of calligraphy. This lecture will be informative and fascinating. Bring your lunch and “join the conversation!”

For more information call 828-859-8323 or visit

Submitted by Cathy Fischer