Pointed Pen Pizazz

By Holly Monroe

Starts 23 Apr 2022



Workshop Description

Years ago, I was asked to design for the greeting card market. My pointed pen script was based on the elegant and graceful Zanerian exemplars, but the art directors wanted something with a bit more pizazz…some flare, something that grabbed the attention of the discriminating shopper/client. Do you want to take your traditional lettering style to a new level of creativity? In my first two sessions, step outside of the ordinary and play your way through a variety of exercises that will help you to stylize your pointed pen letters and words. Think clever and unique!  


In session 3 and 4, learn to flourish with the intention of enhancing pointed pen words, giving your name tags, titles, greeting cards or beautiful broadsides more ‘presence’. We will start with a pre-planned flourishing exercise and graduate to free-form flourishing adding ‘ornaments’ to our flourishes and words. After laying the groundwork with your pointed pen, smooth paper and ink, we will experiment with alternative papers and tools….watercolorpaper, black paper, traditional ruling pen and pointed brush - combining our words with our flourishes.  

It’s my hope that this workshop will inspire you to think outside of the box, helping you to create contemporary pointed pen words, phrases and flourishes, that attract people to your work. Handouts and Digital Presentation (images for inspiration) included.


Note to Students :

  • This is an online live workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • Recommended supply list & handouts will generally be uploaded to the workshop page 3 weeks before the first session.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Time Zone

Workshop Schedule

Sat, Apr 23, 2022

22:30 PM - 01:30 AM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, Apr 24, 2022

22:30 PM - 01:30 AM (Hong Kong Time)

Sat, Apr 30, 2022

22:30 PM - 01:30 AM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, May 01, 2022

22:30 PM - 01:30 AM (Hong Kong Time)

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Refund Policy

Fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable