$300 – $375

Faculty Class - Dressed-Down Pointed Pen with Pat Blair, Master Penwoman

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Berkeley City Club

2315 Durant Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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Join Master Penwoman Pat Blair and Ink.Academy for an exciting and different kind of workshop!! We want to challenge you and offer something that will develop your calligraphy skills on a completely new level.

The pointed pen is a unique tool, strong enough to achieve bold, dramatic forms and yet, fine enough to produce the merest whisper of a line. In this class, we will start with a brief review of the Classic copperplate form. Building upon it, we will make subtle changes to angle, weight and shape to create an entirely new alphabet, one with a casual, more expressive personality. We will study letterforms with a fun, funky and freer feel. We will then do some layout and color study, finally adding the lettering to some simple watercolor backgrounds we produce in the class. This workshop will take place in a beautiful room at a National Historic Building, The Berkeley City Club.

The Dressed-Down Pointed Pen workshop is open to both beginners and advanced calligraphers alike.

Saturday and Sunday classes start at 10.00am, finish at 6pm, with a one hour lunch break.


Supply list

9” x 12” Canson Pro Layout Marker pad
favorite oblique pen holder
a small assortment of pointed pen nibs to include Hunt 22, Gillorr 303, Hunt 101, Nikko Zebra, Nikko G or Leonardt Principal
Moon Palace liquid sumi ink, or McCaffreys Penmans Ink, black
pencil, white eraser
1 sheet 90 lb. hot press watercolor
several tubes of good quality watercolors, not pan watercolors
small mixing palette
x-acto knife
t-square
large round watercolor brush
container for water
metal ruler


Fox + Quills Shop

store time: 9.30am - 10am and during lunch
We love supplies. And we even hand-make supplies! Our Etsy Fox + Quills shop will be onsite with custom leather pen rolls, ink, nibs, and other beautiful items that can't even be found on our website! We will have our Square reader on hand for cc purchases.


Pat Blair

Pat Blair has been a professional calligrapher for 30 years and currently holds the position of Chief Calligrapher at The White House in Washington, DC where she directs the production of calligraphic and graphic work for White House invitations, programs, menus, and certificates. Her work has been published in Letter Arts Review, The Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendar, Scripsit, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Tabellae Insatae. Sharing and teaching what she loves is a high priority. She teaches at the Loudoun Academy of the Arts in Virginia and has been on the faculty of eight international calligraphy conferences. Pat has served two years as President of the Washington Calligraphers Guild, been Chairperson of The Graceful Envelope Contest, and was a Co-Director of Letterforum, the 26th International Calligraphy Conference. Pat’s love of pointed pen lettering led her to her study of Copperplate and Spencerian letterforms. The International Association of Master Penman and Engrossers recently awarded her the honor “Master Penman” for her work in this area.




Refunds and Cancellations

We understand that life is unpredictable and that your schedule may unexpectedly change. As smoothly as we may make everything unfold during the workshops, organizing a workshop involves a great investment of both time and financial resources. Due to those commitments we’ve made to our students to keep these workshops flowing into the future, we have put this policy in place. Should you wish to cancel, here are the guidelines for refunds.

  • 45+ days PRIOR to event start date: 100% refund, less $50 admin fee
  • 30 to 45 days PRIOR to event start date—ticket cost will be fully refunded, less a 50% cancellation fee
  • less than 30 days before the event—100% cancellation fee, no refunds offered
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