Pointed Pen Class upcoming at ART CENTRAL 1329 Monterery Street, San Luis Obispo

Casual Pointed Pen

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1 Day Class, Saturday, July 16

Noon to 4 pm Class size Limited to 8 

An easy introduction to cursive style lettering with a pointed pen. Practical guide to lettering capitals and miniscules will be focus of the class. Suitable for those new to a pointed pen and great review for those who are experienced

with Copperplate and pointed pen.

Bring a few envelopes for tips and tricks of addressing envelopes

To enroll, contact Mary Lou Johnson,

email mljohnson805@att.net


text to 805-441-3246

Fee: $35 + $5 material fee payable in class

Pen holders will be provided with class enrollment. Other oblique holders will be on hand for try outs. All supplies available at Art Central.

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Great examples of pointed pen

lettering in this edition of the

Speedball Textbook

Best book for beginners: Speedball Textbook

Available in Art Central, Michaels or your favorite art store. 

Books for lettering ideas and inspiration

  • Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens. 

  • Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht. 

  • The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing Zaner-Blosser. My favorite exemplars for Copperplate/Roundhand

Online Calligraphers to follow









Calligraphy Masters

Schin Loong,

8.Pointed Pen Calligraphy 101: Modern Calligraphy Tips $ Tricks