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Exciting World of Ruling Pens

  • May 22, 2021
  • 10:00 AM (PDT)
  • May 23, 2021
  • 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom-online

Presenter: Julie Wildman

Workshop, sponsored by Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter

About the workshop: According to the 'Handwritmic' website, it was Friedrich Poppl (1923–1982), a German calligrapher and type designer, who first used a ruling pen on both its tip and its side for calligraphy in the 1950s. 

Since then, calligraphers all over the world have used both traditional and modern ruling pens for expressive, energetic writing as well as drawn letters with interesting edges.

In this class, we will explore five styles of ruling pens which I have in my toolbox: two types of traditional pens, plus the Dreaming Dog #3; the Ruling Writer; and the Handwritmic (a.k.a. "Brody") pen. Students do not have to have all of these. Just one of them will be fine.

We will learn how the pens respond to different hand and arm movements; different fluids like sumi and walnut ink, as well as gouache; and different papers.

Be prepared to have a wild time, and be sure to wear an apron. You'll need it!

Cost: $60 

Questions? Email  Alessandra at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com 


WORKSHOP IS FULL--please contact Alessandra to be placed on the waitlist. 

Workshops are limited to 20 participants. Enrollment is limited to current paid Society for Calligraphy members only. Your membership must be current at time of sign-up as well as when class is held. No reservation will be held until your dues are current. If your membership lapses, you become ineligible and your space will be filled from the waiting list. Sign-ups are accepted in advance on a first come, first served basis. No refunds unless your place can be filled from a wait list. If you must cancel, please allow sufficient time for your place to be filled. For prompt receipt of supply list and confirmation, your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop. 

   Please 1. your check payable to SfC to  Alessandra Kawakubo, Alessandra Kawakubo, 22891 Hilton Head Drive, # 197, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4413

   NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. *** You must ask permission of the artist/instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos. 

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