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***MASTER PENMAN Michael Sull - ALL LEVELS - dip pen

$2,580.00 / Sold Out

[ Master Penman Michael Sull ]
Followed by the Master Penman Barbara Calzolari's workshops in April, we are excited and honoured to have Barbara's mentor - Master Penman Michael Sull to conduct two full day calligraphy workshops - "Introduction to Spencerian" and "Flourish Fundamentals" at KALO MAKE ART studio in June. He will be traveling all the way from Kansas City, USA to Hong Kong especially for these workshops!

The IAMPETH Master Penman Society (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) was created in 2001 to recognize members who had achieved a distinguished level of excellence in penmanship and the calligraphic arts. There are currently only 12 Master Penmen recognized by the IAMPETH in the world! Our workshops have very limited seats available, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from a real Master!

Don't miss out our Early Bird Offer which ends by Friday, 3 June 2016 while seats last!

[ Workshop Info ]
Venue: Kalo Make Art Studio
Address: 18-20 Wyndham Street, Ivy House, Rm 201, Central, HK
Capacity: min. 6 students | max. 24 students
Language: English only

[ Workshop Fee ]
• Spencerian Preparation Workshop: complimentary if you sign up for Saturday "Introduction to Spencerian" workshop only.
• Meet and Greet: complimentary if you sign up for Saturday and/or Sunday workshop(s).
• Standard Fee: HK$2880 per workshop inclusive of Student Kits.
• Early Bird: Offer: HK$2580 per workshop (offer ends on Friday, 3 June 2016, while seats last!)
• Lunch Pre-order: students can pre-order lunch for HK$60 per meal option (Quinoa Salad OR Prosciutto Ciabatta), students are also welcome to bring food or dine out during the lunch break.

[ Spencerian Preparation Workshop ]
Friday, 10 June 2016 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This one-hour workshop will be conducted by Kalo and is complimentary for students who have signed up for the "Introduction to Spencerian" only. The aim is to help everyone to learn and understand the basics of Spencerian Script in prepare for the Master Penman Michael Sull's workshop. Please bring along your oblique pen holders and calligraphy supplies for this workshop.

[ Meet and Greet ]
Friday, 24 June 2016 | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The "Meet and Greet" is a private evening event for students who have signed up for the Saturday and/or Sunday workshop(s). Master Penman Michael Sull will be introducing himself and sharing his calligraphy work. You will be able to see the photographic imagery of his masterpieces and he will also be answering your questions about calligraphy. Our "Meet and Greet" event is a perfect chance to get to know your teacher and his work before the workshop(s)!

[ Introduction to Spencerian - dip pen ]
Saturday, 25 June 2016 | 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (8 hours workshop + 1 hour lunch break)

This special workshop will be a magical door into the beauty, elegance, and techniques of America's 19th century Spencerian Script. Internationally-recognized Master Penman Michael Sull will share the techniques of this beautiful vintage penmanship. From the fundamental letter forms and basic strokes to the capitals and ornamental letters, this workshop will be a memorable introduction to this most beautiful style of western handwriting. Original works by the legendary Master Penmen will be presented throughout the workshop for further study. All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.

[ Content ]
Students would be introduced to Spencerian Script. Topics will cover the history of Platt Rogers Spencer, tools & equipment - oblique penholder, inks, papers, etc., fundamental concepts of Spencerian: curvature, movement, contrast, variability; muscularity of penmanship, posture, writing zone, letter height, size and the element of shading, foundation strokes, lowercase, classic (traditional) capitals, basic layout & design for composition writing in Spencerian.

[ Requirement ]
• All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
• Participants must be 18 years old or above.

[ Materials ]
• Please bring along your oblique penholder (Basic oblique pens are available for purchase at the workshop.)
• All other materials will be provided.
• Students are welcome to pre-order lunch OR bring food or dine out during lunch break

[ Flourishing Fundamentals – dip pen ]
Sunday, 26 June 2016 | 9:30 am to 6:30 pm (8 hours workshop + 1 hour lunch break)

The workshop will give students the fundamentals of creating and adding decorative elements to their letters and pages. Flourishing (also known as off-hand flourishing or "non-lettering penmanship") is the marvelous art of creating designs and patterns instead of letters with a steel pen and ink. This magnificent art was considered to be the highest degree of skill of the legendary Master Penmen. Join Master Penman Michael Sull as he shares the time-honored techniques of adding spectacular flourishes to Spencerian writing to produce images of elegance, grace, and timeless beauty on paper. Techniques of the traditional strokes and patterns will be covered, including the methods of ornamenting Spencerian writing with the curving plumes, bird designs, foliation and cartouches of a century ago. All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.

[ Content ]
Flourishing: basic concepts, use of muscles, traditional patterns (cartouches, plume, quill, birds, scrolls, borders), filigree flourishing techniques; accent flourishing, paper and pen manipulation, use with lettering, design and composition. Masterpiece Flourishing: basic and advanced concepts; mastering curvature, negative vs positive space, pen and paper manipulation, having your design fit any shape or size; decorative accents, space-filling techniques, symmetrical design techniques.

[ Requirement ]
• All skill levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
• Participants must be 18 years old or above.

[ Materials ]
• Please bring along your oblique penholder (Basic oblique pens are available for purchase at the workshop.)
• All materials will be provided.
• Students are welcome to pre-order lunch OR bring food or dine out during lunch break

[ Important Note ]
ALL SALES ARE FINAL, WORKSHOP FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE. It is highly recommended that you check your availability before signing up for the workshop(s) as seats are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Thank you for choosing Kalo Make Art for your calligraphy experience!