Late Spring 2016 classes and a St John’s Bible announcement





Tribal Knowledge LLC – Anne Kaese’s Heritage Arts Organization
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Late Spring Classes and Events

Yes, summer is coming

I saw robins this morning and with the fog today, I am guessing that my grass will be good and green soon – just in time for St Patrick’s day. A March with no snow on the ground is a wonderful thing!!!

And the welcome is warm here in my studio!
So people seem to have itchy fingers right now and the requests for classes and mini workshops have been piling up. So here are some opportunities for May and June that might be of interest.

And the big news – an exhibition of original pages:


Tuesday evening classes will be announced at the end of April for June and July. Friday morning classes will be an option offered for May and June. Once I get a few more family events scheduled I will be able to release that info so keep checking back


May: A three week class will be offered Monday evenings in May starting on May 9th. Classes will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The cost of the program is $75. Email Anne to register at

June: A different 3 week series will be offered Monday evenings in June starting on June 6th. Classes will run from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The cost of the program is $75. Email Anne to register at

*NEW* Weekend Art Camp – Calligraphy, Illuminated Letters, Bookmaking & More
Please read the Storm Mountain Brochure for a new and different opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Black Hills and spend time with some great women doing art – calligraphy, illumination of letters, bookmaking and maybe more. It is scheduled for May 20-22. This weekend retreat is for everyone – beginners are very welcome. It will be a “Dabble” in the arts, nothing heavy. The cost of $245 includes your room and board, instruction and all supplies. We will spend time working on art, having devotions with the illuminations of The St. John’s Bible, meeting new friends and still have time to hike the beautiful nature trails at Storm Mountain Center, watch the deer, or just relax on the deck.
The location of this retreat is Storm Mountain Bible Camp near Keystone, SD. It is nestled in a beautiful valley with a stream nearby. The accommodations are great and the food will be wonderful. What a great way to pamper yourself before the hustle and bustle of summer schedules. We will be housed in a beautiful lodge with fantastic views of the Black Hills.
We will be car pooling from Fargo, so don’t worry about transportation. The plan is to leave Fargo early on Friday morning and return late on Sunday night.
You can register for this retreat on the Methodist camps website: It is listed under the camps/events section and is called Craft Weekend (bad title on their part). Please register before April 30 as that is the deadline for determining if there are enough registered to make the weekend a “go” and also for me to know how many to prepare for and get supplies.
If you want more information please contact Carol and please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested. It is open to high school age and above.
Carol Knodle

Original Saint John’s Bible Pages coming to Moorhead!
Please go and like the exhibit Facebook page at We are working hard on this amazing exhibit. There will be an informational meeting soon for people in churches and art groups and non profits who want to find ways to collaborate on making this exhibit a community wide experience that touches all the senses, emotions and learning opportunities. Talk to me!

For more info on classes and the exhibit, take a look at my webpage.

And enjoy these last spring days! Too soon summer will be here and we can really huddle down with our art!

For more information on Tribal Knowledge LLC and Anne Kaese Calligraphy, visit my website or Facebook page. All updates and news is posted there as well.

So get ready to get creative this autumn. You know you need to!

Best wishes

Anne Kaese
Tribal Knowledge LLC

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Winter is here so spring cannot be far behind

IMG_2561[1]This winter we installed bird feeders at both my office windows.  Oh boy!  I think we are feeding every bird in a hundred mile radius.  The noise and excitement has been great background noise.  They do make me smile.

What has not made me smile is my calendar through the end of April.  It is crazy with mainly kid stuff.  But they come first and my beloved teaching slides in behind their demands on my time and resources.  So this means there is slim pickings for classes this season…..

So here is what is on the schedule for sure:

Moorhead Community Ed it is!!!!!

Watercolor Hot in the Tropics Monday 2/22; 2/29 and 3/7 6:30pm – 9pm Probsfield 202 $69/64

Calligraphy Italic (yay!) Wednesday 2/3; 2/17 and 2/24 6:30pm – 9pm Probstfield 202 $69/$64

Now if I am correct the room they have me in will take 8-9 students so my suggestion is to sign up soon for those.  Moorhead Community Ed is the link.
Their catalog arrived in the mail today so you can go and book.

Now, as for classes here……  Oh boy, what a mess!  Here is what I can offer at our normal time slots and class rate of $25 per session:

Monday night watercolor:  6:30pm 1/25,  and 3/7 (And 3 nights community ed)
Tuesday night calligraphy: 6:30pm  1/26; 2/16; 2/23; 3/15; 3/22 and 3/29 (There are not many holidays on a Tuesday)
Friday 11:30am 1/29, 2/5, 2/26 and 3/11

I am going to continue the watercolor theme of Hot in the Tropics – looking at ways to saturate colour, overpaint, etc.  For calligraphy, we are going to look at using different tools in different ways with both our natural handwriting and the calligraphy hands you know.  The first lesson will be on making our own pen and that lesson will probably run longer than usual.

Let me know what sessions and dates work for you so I can compile a matrix of who is coming when and make sure we have at least 2 people at every class.
So apologies for the crazy schedule.