Suzie Beringer (through Portland Society for Calligraphy) - The Magic of the Parallel Pen...Beyond Letters! - July 23 & 24

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

The Magic of the Parallel Pen…Beyond Letters!
With Suzie Beringer

We are so excited for our workshop with the fabulous Suzie Beringer from the Pacific Northwest! In this workshop, students look at the Pilot Parallel Pen and the many possibilities the pen offers for artistic expression. Suzie will share great design ideas that look at creating different borders along with showing how to manipulate this pen to create beautiful foliage as well as other endless designs. Students will also do some unique color mixing. This will be a fun and insightful prepared to walk away loving the Parallel Pen and its amazing flexibility!

Class Size and Workshop Admission: The class will be limited to 25 students. Shortly following registration for the workshop, students will be notified if admitted, and, if not, their credit card charge will be reversed. All who register at any time on the opening day will be treated the same for purposes of possible admission. 

Dates: Saturday, July 23rd; and Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm (PDT) with a lunch break midway

Location: online via Zoom 

Level: All levels

Cost: $120 members/$150 non-members (includes guild membership)

Registration Opens:  Monday, June 13th, 2022. The registration portal will open at 9 am PST. Registration will close when the class fills and, in any event, no later than Thursday, June16th, 2022, at 9 pm PST.

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Supply List: 

  • Basic Calligraphic Tool box
  • 6.0 Parallel Pen (*please note the size) (FP67)
  • Watercolors (either pan or tube) (S1000, S609, WNWC1, WNWC2, WNWC3)
  • Gum Arabic (I84)
  • Water Pot (S1005)
  • Paper Towels
  • 6-Well palette (S679)
  • Natural bristle loading brush (BR43)
  • Pencil, eraser, ruler (I prefer a C-thru), scissors (PL38, E13, S798)
  • Low Tack Tape (washi tape will work) (S412)
  • Pipette (S1039)
  • layout paper (#37 Boris Marker Layout) (P09-50, P32)
  • Tracing paper (Borden &Riley) (P43)
  • 5X8” or larger scraps of Arches text wove (PA03) (velin) or Arches MBM (PA104)
  • Higgins Eternal Ink (I08) or similar black non-waterproof ink such as Pelican 4001(I04)
  • One 8.5X11” page protector
  • Circle maker (S1085) or a drawing compass (with lead in one end)

*Optional Supplies:

  • Other Parallel pen sizes if you already have them
  • Gold Pearl Ex + gum arabic (I139, I85)
  • Ecoline 718 Warm Grey (I153)
  • Dr Ph Martins Pen White (I38)
  • small glass votive holder (you’ll see why later)