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A Sharp Pencil - with Amity Parks

Society of Scribes, Ltd.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

A Sharp Pencil - with Amity Parks

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sharp Pencil: Members 3 Registrations Ended $160.00 $0.00
Sharp Pencil: Non-Members 18 Registrations Ended $200.00 $0.00

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Event Details

This class meets on Saturday/Sunday: May 20 & 21, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

In this class, the humble pencil and its relatives become powerful tools in creating many effects from subtle to stunning. We will use pencils, erasers, graphite sticks/blocks, powdered graphite and their water-soluble cousins to explore the possibilities of this medium for creating refined works of art to quickly made drawings in our sketchbooks.

Starting with basic drawing principles like line quality and shading, we will experiment with each tool to discover the marks it can produce. We will then move on to drawing letters and designing word groups, both formal and casual. The monochromatic drawn letterform forces us to slow down and relate more organically to the forms we are creating. You will find drawing letterforms with care and thoughtfulness to be so helpful in improving your design and lettering skills and in allowing for more refined and subtle attention to detail.

Further time will let us explore how to integrate our letters with their backgrounds into designs that will grab our viewer’s eye. Finally I’ll show you some of the tricks I’ve learned to save time and ensure success when working with this versatile medium.

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When & Where

SVA Annex
214 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Society of Scribes, Ltd.

The Society of Scribes promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related arts in New York City.

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