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Mid-Century Pen Moves

  • July 16, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • July 17, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • July 16, 2022, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • July 17, 2022, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom


  • 1) Register by clicking the REGISTER button.
    2) Then, scroll to the bottom, and pay by PayPal or send a check following the instructions.
PRESENTER: Sue Greenseth

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


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 4-hour 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



Workshop fee $42 by PayPal - or - $40 by check. Please be sure to click on the "REGISTER" button at the top left first before making payment.  

To pay by check, email Linda Renner at LArenner@yahoo.com. Send a check for $40 payable to "Solar Nibs" to: Linda Renner, 3223 East First Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Be sure to indicate the class name in the memo section of your check. Non-members, include your membership form and a separate check for $42 payable to "SfC." Form can be found here:


If you have any questions, please email Linda at LArenner@yahoo.com

Workshop is limited to 30 participants. Registration is for 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 registration should be complete, or your check should arrive no later than two weeks before the workshop.

NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior 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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