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Hosted by POST and Patrick Barber, Blackletter Heart
Saturday November 16th from 2pm to 5pm
In this 3 hour hands-on workshop, you’ll craft your own folded-nib pen, and then practice modern calligraphy with your new tool.
The folded pen is a simple writing tool that pares down the mechanics of pen and ink to its rawest, most essential form. Each pen is different, and the large, flexible nibs offer a variety of line qualities. Make your own pen, get to know its wild, unruly ways, and practice making some beautiful letters. The workshop is open to all, but some previous experience in calligraphy is recommended.
Everyone will take home their own folded pen, some alphabet exemplars, and a set of instructions and templates so that you can make more folded pens at home.
Aprons + gloves will also be provided, but please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Ink will stain your clothing!
About the instructor:Patrick Barber is an art director, book designer, and lifelong lover of calligraphy and letterforms. His first design gigs were as a tween calligrapher, creating menus and invitations. Formerly of Portland, Oregon, and points west, Patrick now makes his home on the east side of Detroit and creates calligraphy as @blackletterheart.
+ No experience necessary.
+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.
+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.
+ Refreshments will be served.
+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.
POST Workshop Details:
+ All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
+ On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.
+ Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.
+ Let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance. Although we have 2 small steps at the front entry, our side door is wheelchair accessible. Our workshops are held in a production studio setting, but we will attempt to make the space functional for those with physical limitations, special needs, severe allergies, etc. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
+ Upon arrival, please check in with POST staff. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.
+ All are welcome here. This is a safe space for learning, creating, and connecting. Bigotry, misogyny, rude/inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Workshop registration fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. Seats are limited and the projects/materials are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of students. If you cannot attend and you give us at least 7 days notice, we will issue a credit for the full amount of your registration fee. The credit may be applied towards a workshop of your choosing. The credit is good for a one-time transfer and will expire 90 days after the original workshop date.
If you do not provide us with 7 days notice before canceling, you will not be given a credit however, your seat may be transferred to a friend. Please let us know if someone will be coming in your place.
If a workshop is cancelled by POST for any reason (weather, illness, etc) we will contact all students and issue refunds for the full amount of the registration fee.
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