Become a calligraphy expert

Classes in calligraphy have been running at Lake Nite Learning for at least 25 years. This is my 23rd year of involvement.
My aim is to bring to new students the basics of calligraphy, beginning with the Roman script based on the carved letters on the Trajan column in Rome and then with this introduction students are able to move on to a variety of other scripts, ranging from the traditional ancient hands to modern hands.
Some scripts are more difficult than others and over the years I have also developed some scripts of my own, (Neuland lower case) as well as adapting others from a type-face, (Delphin 2, Neuland upper case).
I try to gauge what scripts I can research for further  study by a survey of students in the previous term; there is also a preference to look at each script for 2 consecutive terms so that students can get a good grasp of the lettering and then go on to do a more finished piece, and in many cases exhibit and sell their work.
I  also encourage students to participate in the project that is set for each term.
As both classes are for all levels I endeavor to tutor each student individually.
My classes have a great camaraderie with students lending and borrowing calligraphic equipment and advice, freely. Firm friendships are formed and there are many long-term students, including one who has been attending for 14 years.
Experience the beauty of calligraphy today.
– Angela Hillier

Mindfulness, Meditation and Loving Kindness

Initially, meditation can be a difficult activity to commit to. However, the rewards of a daily, mindful meditation practice can bring benefits that are life-altering.

Studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can bring benefits to individuals who experience stress and anxiety. A meditation practice can, over time, calm the mind and allow us to take charge of our emotional experiences.  

There can be an increase in well-being and happiness as the emotions become more settled and balanced. Being balanced and having a sense of peace, helps us to develop the capacity to mindfully view ourselves with empathy, compassion, and love.

As our self-awareness and self-acceptance matures and gains wisdom, we can gradually expand our internal boundaries into a loving capacity that extends into our external relationships.

Mediation can be practiced anywhere and at anytime. We can mindfully sit, walk and go about our usual activities; we can observe the breath, monitor the body, or recite a mantra or prayer. We learn to become more attentive to our life and to the benefits of a mind that is more at ease with itself and with whatever arises throughout our day.

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