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Mid-Century Pen Moves Part 2

  • June 17, 2023
  • (PDT)
  • June 18, 2023
  • (PDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • June 17, 2023, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • June 18, 2023, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom


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PRESENTER: Sue Greenseth

SPONSOR: South Los Angeles Chapter (Solar Nibs)


If you took the fun workshop, “Mid-Century Pen Moves”, you may have been one of many who asked to learn the majuscules. This brand-new course covers the capital letters and tips for writing small. We’ll explore x-height and interlinear line spacing options.

The first hour of the class will be spent reviewing the minuscules, so you are welcome to join the class even if you missed the first course.

Skill level: Students should have familiarity with making steep and frequent pen turns.

This workshop will be recorded and available for a month. 

Zoom invitation and handouts, if any, will be sent out a few days prior to workshop date.


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.


  • Layout bond paper, or good quality marker layout pad - You will use this over the ruled lines handout, so it needs to be somewhat translucent
  • 6mm Pilot Parallel Pen (blue cap), or 6mm dip pen
  • 3mm Pilot Parallel Pen (pink cap), or 3mm dip pen
  • A larger dip pen such as an Automatic 4, or 4A, or similar size Horizon pen
  • Ink – Higgins Eternal, walnut ink, or any favorite ink to use with dip pens
  • Sharp pencil and eraser


  • 1/16-inch-thick balsa wood (this will be broken into strips, to dip in ink and use as a nib) - You can sometimes find this in hardware stores, or in packages of small sheets through Amazon. You need only a very small amount, so if you decide to get this, you will have enough to share with friends!
  • A thin marker, such as a Micron 01, or a Pilot Hi-Tec Maica 03


1) First, register by clicking the "REGISTER" button at the top left of this page. This workshop is for SfC members only. 

2) Then, make payment by PayPal or check. Workshop fee is $42. No refunds will be issued.


If you have any questions, please email sfc.solarnibs@gmail.com

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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