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Hosted by POST + Patrick Barber (of Blackletter Heart)
Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm to 8pm
In this 2 hour hands-on workshop, craft your own Pop-Can Pen using readily available materials, then get to know its fun and unpredictable ways!
The folded pen is a simple art tool that pares down the mechanics of pen and ink to its rawest, most essential form. Each folded pen is different, and the large, flexible nibs offer a variety of line qualities and are the perfect pairing for a spectrum of mediums from water to ink to paint. Patrick will provide tips for writing with your very own folded pop-can pen along with some sample alphabets. You don’t need to be interested in calligraphy to enjoy this workshop—it’s about making and enjoying your own unique mark-making tool.
Everyone will take home their own folded pen, and a set of instructions and templates so that you can make many more pop-can 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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