Harvest Crittenden, Master Penman, has been a professional lettering artist for more than 30 years. Past owner of The Gold Leaf and founder of Acorn Arts, she specializes in calligraphy, illumination, and engrossing. Harvest is a past winner of the Marjorie Pavelich Calligraphy Grant, as well as past president of The Michigan Association of Calligraphers. Having studied illumination and lettering in the United States and Italy and has served on the faculties of numerous regional, national and international conferences and offers workshops internationally. She is the Director of the Spencerian Saga held each year in Geneva, Ohio. In 2010 Harvest was inducted as a Master Penman by IAMPETH, which is an international, non-profit association dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful arts of calligraphy, engrossing and fine penmanship. Her work can be seen in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Harvest has been published in numerous publications, including American Artist, Pen World Magazine, Bound & Lettered, Somerset Magazine, Morphing Monograms, The Speedball Textbook, Calligraphy- A course in cursive script (Italy) and many others.

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!