“The Magnificent Monoline letter” with Rick Paulus, September 17-18, 2022 at 9AM-5PM

The Monoline letter is ubiquitous and has many voices. It was a favorite of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods and continues to thrive today. Discover the diverse and lively world of the magnificent monoline letter in this colorful workshop. From creating White House invitations (really!) to expressive calligraphy pieces and logo design, monoline lettering is as diverse and as easy to create as it is fun! Regardless of skill level, this workshop will bring new, exciting life to your work.

Rick Paulus has been a calligrapher and a teacher for over forty years. Rick apprenticed for several years at the legendary Tolley Studios, in Washington, DC, before becoming the engrosser for the US State Department. In 1998, he was appointed chief calligrapher of the White House, where he remained for two presidents. Today, in addition to enjoying calligraphic explorations, Rick is dedicated to sharing the knowledge gained through many years of studio production and experimentation to students young and old alike.

WHEN: September 17 & 18, 9AM – 5PM
WHERE: Norwood Sportsmen’s Association, 576 Nichols St. Norwood, MA
REGISTRATION: Opens August 19, 2022
Scholarships are available for current members.

Download the flyer with registration information HERE.

As this is an in-person workshop, we will follow the current CDC guidelines and encourage all participants to use their discretion with personal health status and masking choice. Workshop registration fees will be refundable in case of cancellation due to personal last-minute health issues.
Questions? Contact Dave Flattery: lettering@aol.com.

The cost of this 2-day workshop is $125. If more than 18 enrollments are postmarked or made by PayPal on Friday, August 19, 18 participants will be selected in a lottery from the registration requests.

Enrollment is limited to 18 Masscribes members. To pay your dues or to join Masscribes, refer to the Masscribes membership page.

To register for this workshop, please submit the registration form (if you don’t see the form, please click HERE) and proceed to the payment page. The form will go live on August 19, 2022 at 9AM ET.

Rick Paulus workshop – pay by PayPal

The total cost for this workshop is $125

Payments are welcome through PayPal. We greatly appreciate your effort to pay the registration fee electronically. You do not need a PayPal account to proceed with payment – any credit card will work.


If you wish to pay by check, make it payable to Masscribes, Inc. postmarked no earlier than Friday, August 19, 2022. Mail to Elissa Barr, 697 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Please include your email address and phone number.

Enrollment is limited to 18 Masscribes members. If more than 18 enrollments are postmarked or made by PayPal on Friday, August 19, 18 participants will be selected in a lottery from the registration requests.

You must be a Masscribes member to take this workshop. If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2022/2023, please fill the form and submit the payment on the Masscribes membership page

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Workshop fees are refundable only if your space can be filled from a waitlist.

Questions? Please contact Workshop Coordinator Elissa Barr at: penpusherink@gmail.com

April 24, 2022 – Spring 2022 General Meeting & Calligraphers Get Together!

Join us at the Norwood Sportsmen’s Club, our good-old-favorite workshop location, as we take our first step back to normal for Masscribes gatherings. Please bring any artwork you’d like to share and supplies you’d like to sell or swap.

Sunday, April 24, 2022
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at 576 Nichols St, Norwood, MA

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Show & Tell (tables will be setup to display artwork for sharing)
  • Supply Sale & Tool Trade (bring any materials you’d like to re-sell, trade or donate; label accordingly)
  • Hands-0n Activity: embossing demo and experimenting with provided materials
  • Envelope Exchange sign-up
  • Weather permitting; we will have tables outdoors to enjoy small snacks. BYO…water bottle.
  • Make new friends. See old friends!

“Play on writing/ Writing textures” with Denise Lach, March 13-15, 2020 at 9AM-5PM

The word texture comes from the Latin word ‘textura’ which means “yarn weaving”. It also applies to the links of the
chapters of a literary work, as well as the mineral constitution of rock. In the 15th Century, a gothic small letter was named “textura” which points out its precision and the way of interlacing each letter to write a word.
First, the participants will practice interlacing letters starting from their handwriting. Then, they’ll work on capital letters practicing their calligraphic knowledge. After which, they will progressively get free from readability and experiment with a playful approach leading to a very large range of writing textures.
The first objective of this workshop is to show how endless the possibilities of creating textures are and also the part they play in a composition. The second objective is to enrich graphic vocabulary and scriptural composition.

See the flyer for this workshop HERE.

Denise Lach workshop – pay by PayPal

The total cost for this workshop is $185

Payments are welcome through PayPal. We greatly appreciate your effort to pay the registration fee electronically.




If you prefer to  mail a check, please send it payable to Masscribes, Inc., postmarked no earlier than Friday, January 10, 2020, to Elissa Barr, 697 Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445. Please include your email address and phone number.

Enrollment is limited to 18 Masscribes members. If more than 18 enrollments are postmarked or made by PayPal on Friday, January 10th, 18 participants will be selected in a blind lottery from those enrollments.

You must be a Masscribes member to take this workshop. To pay your dues or to join Masscribes, include a separate check for $30 or join by PayPal on the Masscribes membership page.

Workshop fees are refundable only if your space can be filled from a wait list.

Questions? Please contact Workshop Coordinator Elissa Barr at: penpusherink@gmail.com

“The truly flexible pointed pen” with Rick Paulus, October 19-20, 2019 at 9AM-5PM

Extend the range of your pointed pen’s potential as we break away from traditional pointed pen hands and explore the full power of this amazing little pen nib. Following an analysis of historical models as well as the work of contemporary masters, we willput our pens to paper and systematically develop new pointed pen styles out of formal broad-edge hands such as foundational, italic and uncial. The methods and skills acquired in this workshop will give participants the tools they need to further their reach with the pointed pen in infinite ways.

ALL LEVELS

Rick Paulus has been a calligrapher and a teacher for over forty years. Rick apprenticed for several years at the legendary Tolley Studios, in Washington, DC, before becoming the engrosser for the US State Department. In 1998, he was appointed chief calligrapher of the White House, where he remained for two presidents. Today, in addition to enjoying calligraphic explorations, Rick is dedicated to sharing the knowledge gained through many years of studio production and experimentation to students young and old alike.

Download the flyer with registration information HERE.


“Brush textures and embossing” with Loredana Zega, September 20-22, 2019 at 9AM-5PM

A brush is a very unique, responsive and gentle tool, which can be used for calligraphy backgrounds or a final artwork. With the patterns and transparent paths of the brush, one can enjoy all the advantages that it offers.We will build designs by exploring textures with the brush by making numerous layers of letters and changing positions. This effect is really breathtaking! In addition to dry brush, we will learn how to incorporate a small text – written with smaller nibs that are familiar to you – into your final design. We will also be learning a few embossing techniques that involve colors, metal leaves and different pressures to enhance the embossing effect. This too could be added to your final piece!

Loredana Zega is a passionate Slovenian Calligrapher with an English National Diploma in Calligraphy, held by CLAS (The Calligraphy and Lettering Art Society), passed with Distinction. She is experienced in a variety of techniques, surfaces and alphabets. Her passion is the flat brush, besides dance and theatre. She is representing her passion for letters through her Musical “A day of a calligrapher”.

Download the flyer with registration information HERE.

Download the supply list HERE.