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Grown Up Finger Painting
with Paste Paper


 One Day Class at Art Central
Saturday, August 26th -1:30 to 3:30
1329 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo

Learn about this ancient technique for decorating papers by making marks in colored paste with assorted texture tools. Traditionally used in bookbinding, paste papers are now used to make cards, beads, bookmarks, lettering backgrounds and collage. Open space for two. Class almost full.

text or email Mary Lou Johnson 

805-441-3246 email

Speedball Textbook 25th Edition.jpg



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

  • The Anatomy of Letters by Charles Pearce 

Online Calligraphers to follow









Calligraphy Masters

Schin Loong,

Pointed Pen Calligraphy 101: Modern Calligraphy Tips & Tricks

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