Friday, January 14, 2011

Calligraphy pieces from the many Marsha Brady workshops that I attended back in the late 1980's.


  1. Marcia is a great lady! She originally taught me and others in a Calligraphy class at Jefferson Junior High School in Long Beach, California! I was in seventh grade, so I would have been about 12. I am 46 now, haha, and I miss her very much. In the early '90's, I attended Cerritos Community College in Cerritos, California to pursue a paralegal degree. One year when I was perusing the class schedule for which classes I was going to take, I noticed that there was a calligraphy class taught by none other than Marcia Brady! Imagine my surprise! Of course I signed up for it, showed up a bit late the first day, and when I walked in, Marcia said, "Can I help you?" I said yes, I am here for the calligraphy class. She asked, "Have you ever taken a calligraphy class before?" I replied yes and she said, "When did you take the class?" I said, Oh, it was about 15 years ago. She said, "Really? Who was your teacher?" When I replied, "You were the teacher!" the whole class gasped, turned around and looked at me and then at her. It was quite an experience. She is an incredible lady, I always admired her very much. Your hand definitely reflects her teachings. Perfect! Just like everything she did. You are very lucky to have been under her mentorship as she is definitely a contemporary master! All the best to you and your calligraphic endeavors!

  2. I first met Mrs. Brady in 1974, I was 14 years old. She taught a calligraphy class at Jefferson Jr. High in Long Beach, CA. She was rather strict in her teachings and was almost monk like in her mannerisms. I adored her. She taught me how to do chancery italic and uncial lettering. When I attended Long Beach City College I worked at the Graphic Arts Dept. as a calligrapher. I lettered all the certificates for the nursing depts., real estate, etc. After I graduated from college I moved to Oregon where I have owned my own Sign Company since 1992. I thank Marsha Brady for giving me the love of lettering.