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Mid-Century Pen Moves

  • January 15, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
  • Zoom - online

PRESENTER: Sue Greenseth

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)

REGISTRATION: Free program limited to 20 students. 


Travel back several decades and enjoy these unique and whimsical alphabets that became popular in the 1970s. These hands greatly influenced many calligraphers at the time, but they are just as relevant today as they were then.  

In this short workshop, the focus will be to move the pen angle to create interesting letter strokes. Two alphabet variations will be introduced. Through study and practice of these unique shapes, students may be inspired to take their own lettering to a new level.


Sue Greenseth is a calligrapher and lettering artist in Portland, Oregon. In the 1970s, she moved from Central Illinois to Corvallis, Oregon, and found herself in the middle of a calligraphic renaissance. She has a broad range of creative pursuits. Early in her career, she taught calligraphy and freelanced as a commercial lettering artist for world-renowned clients. In the 1990s, when e-commerce was in its infancy, she became a designer for her own online jewelry company. These days, Sue continues to teach calligraphy as well as practice as a full-time artist. She loves breathing life into letterforms and animating words with a pen.

Website: suegreenseth.com


  • Layout bond paper (Gilbert Bond preferred)
  • 6mm Pilot Parallel Pen (blue cap)
  • Larger dip pens for practice—Automatic and/or Horizon (optional)
  • Ink
  • Sharp pencil and eraser
  • Ruler
  • Small water container
  • A clean rag

To register, please email Linda Renner at LARenner@yahoo.com 

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