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Pointed-Pen Calligraphy

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00NZ

Distinction, refinement, sophistication…nothing captures these elements more clearly than hand-lettering with a pointed pen. This one-day workshop gets you started in the calligraphic style used for envelopes, invitations, place cards, escort card, menus, and more recently, in home-decorating signage. 

Students learn the basic strokes that make up the copperplate script alphabet and practice using nibs in an elbow holder. No prior experience required, just a steady hand. A supply fee of $30 payable to the instructor at the first class, provides each participant with a kit of one pen holder; four nibs; one bottle Sumi Ink; one pad of practice paper (9X12 Borden & Riley Cotton Comp, 50 sheets); and instructional handouts.

Instructor: Mary Lou O’Brian

One 5-hour session

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3038/39
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)