Earning a BFA in 1991 in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduate studies in Graphic Design at The Portfolio Center, Anne Elser began her artistic career in 1997 as a painter, bookbinder, designer, and calligrapher. She also began teaching on the gratutate level and continuing education where students are encouraged to follow a personal growth path via sharing a creative table that is inclusive, encouraging, challenging, and LOTS of fun. She currently teaches private calligraphy and bookbinding lessons from her home studio in Decatur, GA, and online. Anne also travels in the states and internationally, conducting workshops and lectures, and is an IAMPETH instructor. Her work has been featured in books and magazines across the country, and for both private and corporate clients such as Tiffany&Co, MontBlanc, Louis Vuitton, Paces Papers, Landor, Martha Stewart Weddings, Belk, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Clicquot Veauvé, World50, Ogilvy, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Speedball. Anne’s creation of the calligraphic hand, Open-Shaded Script was published in the Speedball Textbook’s 25th Edition - a Comprehensive Guide to Pen and Brush Lettering. Artist, calligrapher, teacher, mother, and friend, Anne believes making art creates a channel for truth and is a soulful reflection of the connections shared by all. 

Topics: Calligraphy and Bookbinding

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