Participants learn perpendicular brush lettering techniques in the Art of Handlettering class held at the Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango, Colorado in collaboration with the “A Mile in My Shoes” project—giving a voice to homelessness. Photography by Kyla Jenkinson, www.amileinmyshoesscholarship.com

Giving Inspired by Carol DuBosch

I was attending the national calligraphy conference seeking inspiration so that I can apply it to my work as a visual practitioner—and really struggling with a specific script. Carol placed a pen in my hand and showed me the way. She did so lovingly like she really cared about the letters I was about to make. And that made me see that it was actually attainable. This past May, after the Lettering with the Masters session, I asked where I could send Carol payment and she said,

"I do not want to be paid. I love being your friend, and want nothing more than for you to succeed at all the amazing things you do. If I can assist in any small way, that is "payment" enough."

Carol's generosity both financially and by modeling the way is the inspiration for this scholarship. I'm passing the funds she would have earned onto others and you can participate too.

Your contribution to this scholarship, no matter how big or small, will allow others to take online and in-person courses with me. There have been several individual recipients of the scholarship so far and a group of 16 homefree people who are grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.

You can learn more about Carol at: www.caroldubosch.com

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Scholarship/Supported course invitations are awarded to individuals who:

  • show potential and inspiration in the field of handlettering, visual recording/coaching/facilitation work, and
  • demonstrate financial need, and
  • identify as a member of a marginalized community (including Persons of Colour, Indigenous people, Women, and Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit individuals, especially those who live at the intersections of two or more of these identities).

These invitations aim to evoke equity and justice by creating access for those who may face barriers to participation due to the ongoing impacts of institutional racism, bigotry, misogyny and colonization, and who also enrich and strengthen our field of practice by ensuring a diversity of cultures, identities and perspectives that represent our community and our creative work.

You too can make a difference in someone's creative life...

Thank you!

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