Introduction to Pointed Pen Straight Up
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Our quick Introduction to Pointed Pen-Straight Up offers students a chance to try their pointed pen with less formality than standard Copperplate. We’ll be keeping our letters more upright. This allows the student to relax and experiment without feeling intimidated. We hope you will join us!
Barbara is an internationally known calligrapher/artist and teaches in southern California, across the USA and Canada. She thoroughly loves teaching and sharing with students. She also teaches online global classes through Zoom and loves the idea of reaching so many people. Her work includes a wide variety of lettering styles and mixed media applications, and has exhibitions across the country as well as in many private collections. Her work has creative passion while showing the exhilaration of discovery in playful experimentations with skillful execution. She has taught at several International Lettering and IAMPETH conferences. Barbara has designed the logo for Somerset Studio Magazine and The Calligraphy Collection font cartridge for Cricut. She has also designed several greeting cards for Marcel Schurman, now Papyrus.
Follow Your Heart is a philosophy that shows in her work, and continues with growth, heart and inspiration. You can see her work at www.barbclose.com.
• Pointed nibs you like
• Straight pen holder
• either Walnut ink or Pelikan 4001 (an ink you like that flows well)
• Canson Pro Layout Marker paper or other translucent practice paper you may have