On Saturday, May 13, 2006, Louis Lemoine performed another feat of magic.: He held nineteen women in the palm of his hand. The hand in this workshop was “AKIM CURSIVE”, monoline letters. Louis shared many ideas and examples, as well as letting us use our own creativity.
Following are statements from a few workshop attendees:
Although we don’t know where the name “Akim” came from..we’re all glad that Louie brought the alphabet to us!
What fun! Enjoyed everything- must practice!
A wonderful reason to give up housework on Saturday! Terrific class!
Such a wonderful day with imagination! Plus, learning to loosen up was such an experience!
Always a joy to share together and Louis is so generous and positive!
Class with Louie Lemoine always makes me pleased that I took the opportunity to learn something new. He teaches so much more than what I expect to learn. Precious time.
A good time was had by all!
[Louie Lemoine’s] gracious self made the day enjoyable and accomodated each of our abilities to succede in learning and adapting Akim Cursive for personal use. It is nice to be around someone who laughs so often and takes continual joy in what life puts forth.--Yvonne Perez-Collins
Compiled by Kathy Gilchrist
Back row: Suzie Dunk, Jo Brisbin, Jacqueline Lacey, Risa Gettler. Front row: Sylver Kinsella, Lorraine Brown, Jean Igoe, Sue Mann.
Lorraine Brown: Akim Cursive & Button Alphabet
Louie with Yvonne Perez-Collins
Patt Miller and Sylver Kinsella
By Jean Igoe
By Kingsley Benefield
Examples by Louis Lemoine unless noted
Lorraine Brown: The Day Before Mother’s Day
By Yvonne Perez Collins
:Louie’s Akim Cursive with different tools
Above & below: Historical Akim Cursive by Hans-Joachim Burgert ...