Beginning Pointed Pen Calligraphy

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This class is designed to give students an opportunity to learn to use their traditional dip pens to make beautiful marks. Learn about nibs, grasp, different inks, papers, and making simple letters in calligraphic style.

David Grimes Calligraphy Portland Oregon Workshop

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Beginning Pointed Pen Calligraphy

  • March 14th, 2020
  • 10:00am – 2:30pm
  • 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, Ore.
  • 8 students

Learn the absolute basics of pointed pen calligraphy. No experience required. We will cover choosing materials, holding the pen, working with different nibs, inks, and papers, and logical steps to deconstructing letters that we see and translating them into calligraphic strokes of the pen.

The small class size ensures that each person receives feedback from David as they work on the various techniques presented in class.

This class is designed for beginners.

Light snacks and drinks provided. Please pack a lunch.

Materials —

All materials provided by the instructor

  • Oblique dip pen holder
  • Starter calligraphy nibs
  • Pencil
  • Ballpoint Pen
  • Clear Layout Ruler
  • Paper & Paper Samples
  • Various Inks

Registration & Contact —

  • $125 USD (includes materials)
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David’s teaching methods have resulted in some pretty impressive results as evidence by his students. In my opinion, he is one of the finest modern day practitioners of Engrosser’s script.

– Dr. Joseph Vitolo of

Calligraphy Workshop

Comments from past students

His workshop is one of the most inspiring and helpful calligraphy workshops I have joined. His detail-oriented attitude allows him to explain everything about letter forms in a very clear and precise manner.

– Angie Fong (Hong Kong, March 2018)

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