Workshop: Contemporary Pointed Pen

Instructor: Lee Ann Clark
Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4, 2012
Location: 203 Margaret Morrison, CMU
Fee: $100, Guild members; $125, non-members (Registration deadline: October 20, 2012)
Level: Some knowledge of pointed pen writing is highly suggested.

The pointed pen can be a versatile tool and need not be limited to formal scripts.
Lee Ann will teach the many ways the pointed pen can be used to create different
effects using pressure and release to get thick and thin strokes.

Contemporary pointed pen adds your own personality to any writing. It can be elegant, sophisticated, fun and whimsical. This course is designed to explore some variations and twists to add that updated flair to your pointed pen calligraphy. We will explore the mechanics of pointed pen letter formation and work on the details and nuances of what gives this style of writing its elegance and grace while breaking it down into possible variations. We will explore flourishing, layout, and what is involved with working toward a finished project for you or for reproduction.

About Lee Ann

Lee Ann Clark has been a calligrapher and designer for over 20 years. She has taught at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and continues to teach classes and workshops since relocating to the East Coast. A Letter Arts Review co-juror for 2006 and 2007, her clients have included Nordstrom, Seattle Center Foundation, Vulcan, Inc. and the Washington Ballet. She was included in the Scripsit issue Hand & Heart: Calligraphers Embellish Family Celebrations.

Click here for more information about Lee Ann and some examples of her work.

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