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Introduction to Calligraphy on Thursdays in September at River House

$30

with Liz Monaco

Calendar Sep 1, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

The word calligraphy means beautiful writing. It can be used on letters, note cards, invitations, place cards, bookmarks, documents, certificates, etc. Look around and you will see some form of calligraphy on signs, home decor goods, and buildings.

This 5-week course will give you an introduction to italic style alphabet. Many variations can be attributed to the italic style also known as Chancery, such as modern calligraphy and the more elegant Copperplate.

Supplies needed:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Calligraphy Pens: 1 pointed nib, 1 broad tip nib (Cartridge style or dip pens)
  • India ink or non-waterproof ink for dip pens
  • 12" ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Right triangle
  • Unlined paper (printer copy paper)
  • White plastic eraser
  • Small water container
  • Lint-free cloth

5-week session takes place on Thursdays in September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 - noon at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Please register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled!

Classes are for adults age 18+

Herbology on Wednesdays in September at River House

$30

with James Carucci

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The Herbal Pharmacy: Essential Techniques

What is the difference between a salve and a balm? How does one make an elixir? This hands-on course, part of the Herbal Pharmacy Series, will teach you the essential techniques for preparing herbal rememdies and herb crafts. Each week, you will learn a specific technique, then apply it by making an herbal remedy or herbal craft you can enjoy at home or give as a gift.

James is a professor of Biological Sciences at St. Johns River State College, and is a Master Herbalist with over 20 years of experience.

4-week session will be held on Wednesdays September 7, 14, 21, 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 at the River House, 179 Marine St. St Augustine, FL 32084

Register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled.

Classes are for ages 18 and up.

Connecting to Grandchildren with Storytelling

$10

with Debra Weller

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Storytellers from the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine will teach you how to tell enchanting stories to your grandchildren. Techniques on learning a story will be demonstrated. The focus will be on learning fables, folktales, or personal stories to engage your grandchildren both in person and virtually.

This two-hour workshop will take place on Thursday, September 29 from 10:00 - noon at the River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine 32084

Please register by August 29 to keep your favorite class from being canceled!

Classes are for adults ages 18+





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