Gael Clauson is a retired speech-language pathologist and reading specialist who has always had an affection for artistic lettering and handmade cards along with watercolor painting. After studying formal calligraphy, she chose instead the playful and creative style of hand lettering to decorate anything she could get her hands on. She is also a self-proclaimed pen/marker hoarder and can be seen stalking stationary stores. Currently the Saturday demonstration baker at King Arthur Flour's Bakers' Store in Norwich, VT, Gael lives in the Upper Valley.
Course Title: Rock Your Writing: Hand Lettering 101 (Spring Term 2019)
"Gael was very actively involved in showing us the different styles of lettering and how best to use them while we were practicing. She is so creative."
"Gael was attentive to all levels and needs, and her enthusiastic interactions were truly inspiring. She even came in early to help a classmate with difficulties."
Course Title: Sketchbook Journaling: Using Watercolor and Hand-Lettering To Explore and Remember (Winter Term 2019)
"The combination of both the water color painting (Patti) and the lettering (Gael) worked very well. It gave a lot of variety and was complementary in creating nice entries in our sketchbooks."
"Excellent class. The projects and instructions were easy to follow. Email followups were very helpful and augmented the class materials."
Course Title: Sketchbook Journaling: Using Watercolor and Hand-Lettering To Explore and Remember (Fall Term 2018)
"Enthusiastic instruction, lots of handouts, videos with great ideas e-mailed regularly to participants, many great examples from books displayed."
"Gael and Patti worked really well together and were such fun! They both have a wealth of knowledge in their respective mediums and are so willing and enthusiastic in sharing techniques."
Course Title: Rock Your Writing: Handlettering 101 (Spring Term 2018)
"Gael's enthusiasm was contagious and her attitude 'You can do this, too!'"
"Gael is obviously an experienced teacher. Each class was well-planned and presented, with a nice balance of times for instruction, practice, and sharing."
"Also, it's FUN! Not every OSHER@Dartmouth class has to be academic: this one reached into our creativity and allowed that aspect to shine -- certainly an important component of healthy aging. 5 stars for sure!!!"