During the mid 1970s calligraphy introduced Tina Hudak to the arts while pursuing a graduate degree in other academic areas. Employment at one of the major calligraphy studios in Washington, D.C. not only provided an income, but set her on a path to gain extensive artistic education in hand-papermaking, bookbinding, letterpress, and even letter carving.
She has studied intensively with some of the finest artists in their fields: Sheila Waters and Ieuan Rees, master scribes, Hermann Zapf, premier typeface designer, Richard Grasby, master designer & craftsman, Helen Frederick, founder of Pyramid Atlantic, Brad Freeman, master printer & book artist, Kathleen Amt, polymer clay & book artist, are among some of these.
She is an active member since the 1980s & currently the consulting librarian for Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. In the 1990s she was a member of Fiberworks in The Torpedo Factory Art Center and created Dancing Paper Studio with a Resident Artist Grant at Glen Echo Park for teaching & collaboration.
Using visual arts as the medium, words are an integral component of almost every piece of work whether poetry, prose, or flash fiction. During the years of the COVID pandemic, she has published two books: