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Olive Bull – Getting the most out of folded pens and ruling pens

February 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - February 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

A 2 day workshop, suitable for all levels.

Although ruling pens were first developed as a Drawing Instrument, calligraphers have put it to use in a manner never envisaged by its manufacturers. The ruling pen allows a freedom which is not possible with traditional tools and offers a lively contrast with more controlled lettering.

Similarly, there are now a great variety of folded pens on the market – some which you can make yourself – and these also produce wonderful marks which can sometimes be unpredictable and hard to reproduce!

Instruction will be given on ways in which you can use these pens to best effect, and students will be encouraged to explore as many uses as possible.

Throughout the course, students will make a sampler book as a reference in future.

A knowledge of Italic, Roman Capitals or Foundational would be helpful.

Cost $100 for members/$130 non-members (includes basic membership for the year).



February 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am
February 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm


Meredith building, Friends School
Boa Vista Road
New Town, Tasmania Australia
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