Thursday, 8 June 2017

Upcoming Classes!


CALLIGRAPHIC BRUSH WRITING
Clinton River Arts Center, Clinton Iowa
June 29 @10am-3pm  with 1 hour lunch break

The River Arts Center in Clinton will host a continuing class learning calligraphy in the morning and combining with a project in the afternoon using watercolor and/or calligraphy pens. The class begins at 10AM and the morning is primarily for beginners or review. There is a lunch break and the afternoon is from 1-3PM. The cost is $35.00 for the day with a $5.00 discount for Clinton Art Association members, who operate the center.
The River Arts Center is located at 229-5th Ave. South and is open Wed through Sunday from 1-4 PM. Register at the art center or call 563-243-3300.


INTRO TO WATERCOLOR FOR TEENS
Moline Public Library, Moline IL
July 12 @6pm-7:30pm

Artist Amy Nielson will teach students ages 11-18 watercolor painting at the Moline
Public Library on Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00. Learn basic watercolor techniques and
create your own work of art. Registration is required. A minimum of 10 registered
participants is needed to hold this event. For more information, contact the Moline
Public Library at 309-524-2470 or visit us at 3210 41st Street, Moline, IL or online at www.molinelibrary.com.

Location: 
Meeting Rooms



BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY
Moline Public Library, Moline IL
July 15 @10am-Noon

Take your writing from ordinary to extraordinary in this engaging introductory
calligraphy workshop at the Moline Public Library. QC artist and calligrapher Amy
Nielsen will lead students in a creative study of the formal alphabet, which is one of the
most important basic alphabets in western calligraphy. Using felt-tipped pens, you’ll
develop an understanding of all the basics to be able to write a formal alphabet. All
supplies are provided. Space is limited and registration is required by contacting the
Reference Desk at 309-524-2470.

Location: 
Meeting Rooms

Friday, 10 February 2017

Artist In Residence, CREATION STUDIO, Bettendorf Public Library!!!!

Creation Studio
Artist In Residence Studio Hours 
Saturday February 18th  10-1PM
February 21st from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Come meet native Quad Citizen Amy Nielsen and watch as she works on one of her pieces. She mixes the qualities of gold leaf embellishments with watercolor, traditional pen and ink, and calligraphic brushes to produce unique works having a distinct signature. Amy started her career with Hallmark Cards and has used that experience to incorporate tight illustrations with precise calligraphy and a sense of natural illumination. She is inspired by nature and by the words used by all of us as we express our feelings and our frustrations. Supported by the Friends of the Bettendorf Library


Amy Nielsen will be working on a Calligraphic Broadside for Dr. Peter Crocker. Brush Writing, Calligraphy, and Decoration or Illumination of the piece will be demonstrated as Amy designs this piece right before your eyes. Be careful though. Usually when you walk in her area she will make you try whatever she’s doing!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, BETTENDORF PUBLIC LIBRARY.



Amy's Work on Display