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Whispers & Screams: Exploring the Ruling Pen

  • October 06, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • October 07, 2022
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • October 06, 2022, 9:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • October 07, 2022, 9:30 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Veterans Memorial Building, Culver City
  • 7

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Instructor:  Elmo Van Slingerland


Sponsor:  Society for Calligraphy

Workshop Description:

The ruling pen was designed to create technical drawings, but for several years now it has become a very popular tool amongst calligraphers. And not without reason; it is great fun to write with it. It is a versatile tool, capable of creating a wide range of forms, from dark and dense shapes to light and frivolous letters. A ruling pen can make your letters whisper and scream!

In this workshop, we will use the ruling pen intensively. You will learn techniques to use it - from formal to informal, expressive to controlled. Positions of holding the pen, arm/wrist movement, and writing speed are features which influence your lettering. We will focus on these aspects, always with attention to the quality of line and form. 

Elmo van Slingerland is an internationally recognized calligrapher from Gouda, Netherlands. Educated in graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, he has taught calligraphic workshops throughout Europe, in Mexico, Australia, South Korea, Canada and the United States. Commencing more recently, Elmo has instructed many highly acclaimed online calligraphy workshops.

For his entire career, Elmo has worked as a graphic and font designer, and has developed his own font (DTL Dorian). His lettering has appeared in Letters Arts Review, and his calligraphy and type design works have been exhibited in museums throughout Europe and published in both Dutch and foreign language texts.

To see more of Elmo's work go to elmovanslingerland.com

Workshop will run from 9:30am to 5:00pm (PDT) including a 1 hour break for lunch.

Location:

VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING - 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90230  (Corner of Overland Ave and Culver Blvd)                                                                               Free parking located along Culver Blvd

Workshop fee:  $125

Registration Details:

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. Sign­ups 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.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE NO MATTER WHICH PAYMENT METHOD YOU CHOOSE

Click on the REGISTER button and then follow the directions listed below for your chosen payment option

Your payment must be received within 10 days of registering (credit card or check); otherwise, your registration will be cancelled and you will lose your place in the workshop.

Two payment options:

PAY BY CREDIT CARD:  Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "PAY ONLINE."  You will be taken to a page where you can enter your credit card information.  When this is completed, you will be preliminarily registered for the workshop. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Non­members, contact Carrie at the email below for instructions on how to pay your membership by PayPal.

PAY BY CHECK: Click on the REGISTER button and enter the information requested.  When you get to the window saying "INVOICE ME" or PAY ONLINE", choose "INVOICE ME."  Then send your check, payable to SFC, to Carrie Imai at 10636 Bothwell Rd, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Please write the workshop name in the memo space. Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until your check is received. Once your membership status is verified by the workshop coordinator you will receive an email confirming your registration.

Non­members, include a separate check for $42, payable to Society for Calligraphy (SfC), along with your downloaded membership form: SfC membership form  Include your current name, address, phone number, and email with both checks in the envelope. This will give you a years subscription to all of the publications of the SfC and enable you to take all of the Zoom and In-Person Workshops for just the workshop fee. Many fun workshops have been free for members.

Contact Carrie Imai at carrie@carriedesigns.com with workshop questions.



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