• Calligraphy Workshop: Expressive Calligraphy with Folded Pens

  • Sun, 11/17/2019 at 12:00 am
  • POST
    14500 Kercheval St
    14500 Detroit
Calligraphy Workshop: Expressive Calligraphy with Folded Pens - POST - Detroit

Hosted by POST and Patrick Barber, Blackletter Heart Saturday November 16th from 2pm to 5pm$50, includes all materialsIn this 3 hour hands-on workshop, you’ll craft your own folded-nib pen, and then practice modern calligraphy with your new tool. The folded pen is a simple writing tool that pares down the mechanics of pen and ink to its rawest, most essential form. Each pen is different, and the large, flexible nibs offer a variety of line qualities. Make your own pen, get to know its wild, unruly ways, and practice making some beautiful letters. The workshop is open to all, but some previous experience in calligraphy is recommended.Everyone will take home their own folded pen, some alphabet exemplars, and a set of instructions and templates so that you can make more folded pens at home. Aprons + gloves will also be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Ink will stain your clothing! About the instructor:Patrick Barber is an art director, book designer, and lifelong lover of calligraphy and letterforms. His first design gigs were as a tween calligrapher, creating menus and invitations. Formerly of Portland, Oregon, and points west, Patrick now makes his home on the east side of Detroit and creates calligraphy as @blackletterheart. Please note:+ No experience necessary.+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.+ Refreshments will be served.+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly. https://www.mutualadoration.com/collections/workshops-at-post/products/calligraphy-workshop-expressive-calligraphy-with-folded-pens