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Flourishing Festival with Pat Blair
Registration Is Now Closed.  We look forward to seeing all of you at the below dates!

As lace on fabric, flourishes can add life and the ‘finishing touch” to hand-lettering. Their beauty lies in their free, effortless grace.  In this course, Master Penman and former White House Chief Calligrapher Pat Blair will teach us to add flourishes with letters and under names and addresses.  We will also cover larger flourishes that can be used as borders as well as wedge (triangle) brush florals to complement the flourishing.


This will be an online workshop, with a total of 4 2-hour sessions.  Handouts and a link to the ZOOM class will be e-mailed to each participant 2-3 days before class.  If you are unable to attend a session, a recording will be available for 2 weeks after the session.  Non-members are welcome.


Workshop schedule:

Saturday April 24,  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EDT

Saturday May 1 ,  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EDT

Sunday May 2, 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Saturday May 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EDT


Cost: $85 (please use PayPal buy now button below.)


Supply list:

  • Oblique pen holder 

  • your favorite pointed pen nibs, such as Hunt 22, 56 or Gillott 303 or 404, the Nikko or Zebra G Nib or Leonardt Principal

  • a good quality layout bond paper, such as 9” x 12” Canson Pro Layout Marker

  • Sumi Moon Palace black ink, McCaffrey’s Penman’s Black ink, or walnut ink

  • Triangle (Wedge) brush, (Silver Ruby Satin or Rosemary & Co. are current brands available)

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Watercolors – whatever you have on hand

  • Small palette and water container

  • Several sheets of hotpress watercolor paper

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