Julie Kechele

Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

A lettering artist for over thirty years, Julie works in a variety of media including ink, watercolor, acrylic, collage, and stitchery, on both paper and fabric. She is skilled in a number of styles, ranging from controlled, traditional lettering to more expressive mark-making. She has studied with a number of acclaimed calligraphy artists including Yves Leterme and Michael Gold. Julie teaches calligraphy and hand lettering at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and serves as president of the Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild. Julie's enthusiasm for calligraphy has fueled her present efforts to demonstrate and pass on her knowledge of this disappearing art to future generations.