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10AM-9PM

THURSDAY

Preshow. Weekend Traders & Table holders only

10AM-5PM

Preshow. Weekend Traders & Table holders only

FRIDAY

 

Seminars and workshops are limited to 20 in a room.

 

Free Seminars included in admission:

11 am - 1 pm  Kenro Storytellers Live!  with Vanessa Langton

     Contact info@esterbrookpens to be part of the live audience - art history

3 pm - 4 pm  Lisa Vanness

 

Fee Based Workshops:  Registration Required

Noon - 3 pm   Introduction to Italic Calligraphy by Nik Pang - $70

  • Join me in learning the beautiful, classical, forms of Italic script!  Cancelleresca, or Chancery hand, came about from a marriage of humanist and Roman forms and really hit its stride during the period we know as the Italian Renaissance. These scripts were so popular in their multitude of variations that they quickly became adopted by both the church and became adopted throughout the old world as a standard.

  • This widespread use lead the slanted, broad pen, script to such renown that, even today, we still call many small broad nibs "italic".

  • Classically beautiful, flowing, very nearly ideal in readability and highly refined through the ages it's no wonder that Italic is still considered by a large number of calligraphers and typographers to be a "perfect script".  

  • In this course we will focus on the history, forms, and execution of creating classic (and perhaps a few contemporary) Italic hands.

  • The course includes all materials and handouts. If you wish to bring your own tools feel frew. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own ruler and mechanical pencil if possible. Hope to see you there!


Short Bio:
Nikola Pang is a calligrapher from California who has been studying and practicing classic western calligraphy professionally since 2013. He has done event work for clients including Montblanc and Cartier and a number of private commissions. Currently he does contract certificate and special awards work and teaches classes in letterform and calligraphy at Stanford University.

Register at nik@entropy.ink

 

 

1 - 3:30 pm   Pen & Ink Wash Art Workshop by Susan Gable - $70

  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to do quick pen & ink wash sketches?

  • Now is your chance. Join me in learning how to create quick pen & ink sketches using your favorite fountain pens and fountain pen inks.

  • In this workshop we will: learn the basics of sketching, how water interacts with ink on paper, blend ink colors on paper, explore a variety of art papers, and have fun while creating art.

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to use your favorite fountain pens and inks not just for writing, but for sketching as well.

  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorite fountain pens with wide/broad nibs (e.g. medium, broad, and stubs) to experiment with. Come to the workshop with your pens filled with the following ink colors: blue, green, red, purple, yellow/gold, and brown. Suggested dye based (wet) ink brands are: Diamine, Robert Oster, and Monteverde.

  • The following basic supplies will be provided: handouts, water brush, pencil, whimsical fountain pen, and a variety of paper to use during the workshop.

  • This workshop is $70 for 2 hours of instructions/demonstrations and time to practice techniques and sketch with your pens.

Register at slgable@verizon.net

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10AM-5PM

SATURDAY

SUPERSHOW PUBLIC ADMISSION, $10, cash or check only at the door

Seminars and workshops are limited to 20 in a room.

 

Free Seminars included in admission:

11 am - 1 pm  Kenro Storytellers Live! with Penboyroy

        Contact info@esterbrookpens to be part of the live audience - his mysterious backstory

11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Gary Garner "How to Create an Outstanding Pen Collection on a Budget"

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Dale Beebe "Tool Use in Pen Repair"

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Jon Veley "Leadhead's Roundtable" 

       Questions and answers about pencils and articles he has posted

2 :30 pm - 3:30 pm  Gary Garner "EBay Buyer Beware"

 

 

 

Fee Based Workshop:  Registration Required

1 - 3:30 pm   Pen & Ink Wash Art Workshop by Susan Gable - $70

  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to do quick pen & ink wash sketches?

  • Now is your chance. Join me in learning how to create quick pen & ink sketches using your favorite fountain pens and fountain pen inks.

  • In this workshop we will: learn the basics of sketching, how water interacts with ink on paper, blend ink colors on paper, explore a variety of art papers, and have fun while creating art.

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to use your favorite fountain pens and inks not just for writing, but for sketching as well.

  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorite fountain pens with wide/broad nibs (e.g. medium, broad, and stubs) to experiment with. Come to the workshop with your pens filled with the following ink colors: blue, green, red, purple, yellow/gold, and brown. Suggested dye based (wet) ink brands are: Diamine, Robert Oster, and Monteverde.

  • The following basic supplies will be provided: handouts, water brush, pencil, whimsical fountain pen, and a variety of paper to use during the workshop.

  • This workshop is $70 for 2 hours of instructions/demonstrations and time to practice techniques and sketch with your pens.

Register at slgable@verizon.net

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10AM-5PM

SUNDAY

SUPERSHOW PUBLIC ADMISSION, $10, cash or check only at the door

Seminars and workshops are limited to 20 in a room.

Free Seminars included in admission:

11 am - noon  Rachel Crawford "Ink Cataloging"

      Find out some compact ways to swab and catalog your inks

11 am - 1 pm  Kenro Storytellers Live! with Matthew Morse

        Contact info@esterbrookpens to be part of the live audience - graphic design

1 pm - 2 pm  Jim Crawford (Pen Sloth) "Studies in Elegance: Zoom, Naginata Togi, and Architect Nib Grinds"

 

Fee Based Workshops:  Registration Required

9 am - Noon   Copperplate Calligraphy by Nik Pang - $70

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  • Come learn the beautiful calligraphic style of copperplate script!

  • Copperplate calligraphy, also known as roundhand, engrosser's, and engraver's script, is considered by most to be the mother of all pointed pen hands. It still stands as one of the most recognizable and highly demanded design elements in pointed pen calligraphic works. In this course we will go over a concise version of its history and learn to use dip pens in order to form the basic strokes of its construction.

  • This course is geared towards beginners but those with more experience may attend it as a refresher course and I do my best to teach to the level of each individual in the second half of the course (plus it's always nice to have experienced attendees help).

  • The course is $70 for the 3 hours and includes all the tools (nibs, holders, papers, handouts). Attendees are welcome to bring their own supplies for use if they wish. I also encourage attendees to bring a pencil and ruler with them.

 

Register at nik@entropy.ink

 

1 - 3:30 pm   Pen & Ink Wash Art Workshop by Susan Gable - $70

  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to do quick pen & ink wash sketches?

  • Now is your chance. Join me in learning how to create quick pen & ink sketches using your favorite fountain pens and fountain pen inks.

  • In this workshop we will: learn the basics of sketching, how water interacts with ink on paper, blend ink colors on paper, explore a variety of art papers, and have fun while creating art.

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to use your favorite fountain pens and inks not just for writing, but for sketching as well.

  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own favorite fountain pens with wide/broad nibs (e.g. medium, broad, and stubs) to experiment with. Come to the workshop with your pens filled with the following ink colors: blue, green, red, purple, yellow/gold, and brown. Suggested dye based (wet) ink brands are: Diamine, Robert Oster, and Monteverde.

  • The following basic supplies will be provided: handouts, water brush, pencil, whimsical fountain pen, and a variety of paper to use during the workshop.

  • This workshop is $70 for 2 hours of instructions/demonstrations and time to practice techniques and sketch with your pens.

Register at slgable@verizon.net

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