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The Pointed Pen and its Virtues

One-day workshop offered as part of Rendez-Vous 2019, 38th International Calligraphy Conference.

Teacher

Luc Saucier

Date

Sunday June 30, 2019

Place

Université Bishop’s, Sherbrooke

Workshop hours

10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30

Course registration includes access to Conference activities for the day, such as the exhibition and evening presentation, but does not include meals

***Please note that this class is not for the participants who are already registered, as the classes for the week start on Sunday. ***

Information and Registration

The pointed pen, which is associated with the elegant Copperplate, also lends itself to variations inspired by classical styles and creative calligraphy. This workshop first proposes a study of the pointed pen as a writing instrument; its peculiarities and requirements are very different from those of the edged pen, the usual instrument of the calligrapher. We will of course discuss the basics of Copperplate, but without limiting ourselves to it. This workshop offers an overview of the creative possibilities of the instrument.

Required material, on sale at DeSerres at the Carrefour de l'Estrie (2915 De Portland Boulevard, Sherbrooke):

  • Mixed Media / Mixed Media notebook (brand DeSerres-Fabriano) 14 in X 17 in. OR Strathmore Drawing, 400 Series, 80 lb., 14 in. X 17 in.
  • One bottle of black, blue or brown calligraphy ink, brands Higgin's Eternal orWinsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink. Indian ink is not recommended.
  • Nibs: Hunt No. 22, Hunt No. 56 or Mitchell Copperplate, with penholder. If you have any similar nibs, bring them! (You can also buy pens on site)
  • Sharpened pencil or mechanical pencil 0.5, transparent ruler, eraser, old toothbrush, wipes or paper towels.

Luc Saucier

Member of La Société des calligraphes de Montréal since 1993, Luc Saucier has thirty years of calligraphy experience. Self-taught, he attended workshops with Donald Jackson, Sheila and Julian Waters, John Stevens and Thomas Ingmire. Passionate about history, he prefers classic styles and the art of flourishing. He was calligrapher and poster designer at la Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur de Montréal for 18 years and collaborated on several projects at La Tranchefile, Montreal, between 1991 and 2010. Since then, he has created calligraphy for television commercials and feature films.

Calligrapher to the Chief Herald of Canada since 2005, he has also produced documents for the I.C.A.O., the Quebec Ministry of Culture and the Federal Government. He is the calligrapher in title with the City of Montreal and the Town of Beloeil for the realization of formal inscriptions. Teacher at the Visual Arts Center in Montreal from 1996 to 2004, he gives workshops at his studio in Mont-Saint-Hilaire and in the Montreal metropolitan area.

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