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Maker to Maker – Calligraphy

July 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Maker-to-Maker is designed as an intimate group of CIVA members virtually gathering to share their work, receive constructive feedback and discuss their discipline. Each session is moderated by a professional in their medium. Sessions are FREE and open to current CIVA members but are limited to 8 participants per session. Participants should come ready to dig deep and can expect to explore struggles and bonds with their fellow Christian artists.

Each session is structured as follows:

  • Moderator Introduction
  • Participant Introductions
  • Sharing of 2 pieces with constructive feedback
  • Q&A and Conversation with Moderator

CIVA Traveling Exhibits - Scribes of Hope II - Tim Botts 

Today’s calligraphy ranges from highly legible traditional letterforms to those
which have their basis in those same letters, but favor expression over legibility.
While appreciating both approaches, I am most interested in finding a balance
between legibility and expression. These word pictures use letter style, color,
letter path, and layering to express the meaning of a text. This visualizing process
has also become a powerful way for me to meditate on great words, especially
from the Bible

Tim Botts

About the Moderator
Tim Botts has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University where he studied
calligraphy with Arnold Bank. He designed more than 600 books at Tyndale House Publishers
over 40 years before retiring in 2012. He has ten books of his own work published including
Doorposts, Portraits of the Word, and Bound for Glory. He is a founder and artistic director for
Masterpiece Project, an outreach to high school students in the arts. Since 1975 he has
taught calligraphy at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where he resides with his wife

Space is limited. Register to reserve your spot! 


July 9
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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