Taught by Nancy Corcoran
This class is designed for anyone interested in the many aspects of penwork. We will cover the basics such as how to hold the pen, outlining the design, filling in the background and detail, and scratching out detail. Preparation of the surface and the base coats for inking, clean up and varnishing will be discussed and demonstrated. A small amount of home work will be required before class.
The project is not difficult but it is time consuming. In order to achieve the quality of high craftsmanship, the box cannot be completed in the time limits of the three day workshop. However, our goal will be to complete the top of the box and several sides. You will be able to leave the workshop with the necessary skills and knowledge to easily complete the rest of the box at home.
Students attending this class for the second or third time will be encouraged to create their own designs from one of the four design categories (Neo Classical, Anglo Indian, Chinoiserie or Scottish) using design books of the time. I will consult with each student regarding their design over the summer before class.
As this is a new judged category we will go over the Standards and I will explain what the judges will be looking for. So clean your pens and lets get ready for another fun and relaxing class!
Lab fee: $40 includes a prepared box, instruction booklet, bibliography, pattern and templates and miscellaneous supplies. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. 508-746-8707