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Parallel Pen Weekend: Marvelous Designs


Saturday, April 8   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Shelly Banks.

If you like to draw or create designs, take this class for a new way to express yourself. The Pilot Parallel Pen is a favourite among calligraphers, but it’s great for more than lettering. For design or calligraphy the Parallel Pen has many advantages, including the convenience of cartridges and the smoothness of application. Their nibs are easy to learn to use, and their ink comes in a great range of colours.

In this class you will learn how to make expressive designs by drawing with this exciting tool, while taking advantage of the way the nib allows you to vary line width as you go. You will learn how to use the many coloured inks to embellish your designs, too.

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

Pilot Parallel Pen, size 3.8mm OR 6.0mm

Strathmore Marker Pad 9x12”

Pilot Mixable Color Pack ink cartridges

Optional: Suitable art clothes (e.g., apron), notepad, snack, drink

The Instructor supplies: Masking tape   circle and various shaped grid templates   supplies for rinsing/cleaning pens

About the Instructor: Shelly enjoys making ZIA’s and thinking of different ways to incorporate this medium into other art projects. She also makes mixed-media Copic books, and has recently started enjoying acrylic painting. She is an avid knitter and crocheter and is a member of the Edmonton Calligraphic Society. Shelly has also enjoyed watercolour painting, mosaics, and pottery. Learning to work in different mediums keeps her creative juices flowing, and she finds the more you learn the more fun you have!