Inspired by the artwork of Carlo Zinelli, individuals are invited to learn the art of calligraphy in a workshop led by professional calligrapher Anna Pinto. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of calligraphy and learn two styles of script. Limited to 20 participants. All materials will be provided.
The Dialogue & Studio workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deeper level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops.
Anna Pinto is a freelance calligrapher for private clients as well as many cultural, corporate, and educational institutions. She has taught calligraphy in the Art Department of Long Island University in Brooklyn, and teaches workshops for various calligraphy and book arts groups around the country. She is a member of the Board of New York's Society of Scribes. Her specialties are the Italic style and casual handwriting styles. She particularly enjoys incorporating color and drawing into her work, and working with clients to find just the right expressive solution for their projects. Her calligraphy has been seen in publications that range from Artist and Alphabet: Lettering Art in the Twentieth Century (Godine) to Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Calendar 2006 (Abrams), to Drawing Dimensions: a Comprehensive Introduction by Cynthia Dantzic (Prentice Hall), to The Perfect Wedding Reception and The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride Mellinger (Harper Collins). Her work is also represented in private collections and the collections of libraries at Rutgers and Yale, and the San Francisco Public Library. She is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Image: Side A (double-sided), Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), Untitled, San Giacomo Hospital, Verona, Italy, 1970. Gouache on paper, 19 x 27 1/2 in., Collection Robert A. Roth. Photo by Bill Bengtson.