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    Calligraphy Workshops with Sharon Zeugin

    Presented by at Parchment Community Library

    April 22 - April 24, 2017

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    Calligraphy Workshops with Sharon Zeugin

    Calligrapher Sharon Zeugin, originally from Trinity County in Northern California, makes art, teaches, and facilitates workshops in her Austin, Texas, studio, and throughout the USA, Canada and Italy. In addition to being a faculty member of numerous international calligraphy conferences, Sharon heads the annual two-week Literally Letters program at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, and is a faculty member of the Austin Contemporary Art School.  Her award- winning work appears in publications such as Letter Arts Review, The Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendar, Somerset Studio Magazine, and the Lark book, ”The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering.” In addition to exhibiting her work, she accepts calligraphy, drawing and painting commissions.

    Designing with Lettering, Lines,and  Images

    April 22 and 23, 2017        8:30 - 4:00 each day         Suitable for ALL LEVELS          $150 includes art papers needed

    Using handwriting and an informal cursive Italic as springboards for developing a personal script, we will combine these scripts with mono-line Roman upper and lower case letters to compose pleasing “word art.” Our focus will be design and composition: specifically, how we seamlessly integrate lines of writing and blocks of text with simple abstract images. The “word art” we learn to create can be used both informally and formally, for cards, books, journals, broadsides. My goal as a teacher is to create a safe environment where experimentation is emphasized over end result. However, the fun is typically contagious, and lovely things emerge on pages in a pressure-free, supportive environment.

    Techniques offered will include:
    • script: warm-up gestural exercises          • ways to modify basic script styles
    • introduction to informal cursive Italic       • review of informal mono-line Roman upper & lower case letters

    • design: elements of composition & design, hands on!           • simple water color techniques
    • mono-prints          • contour drawing (don’t panic! no drawing skill needed whatsoever!)

    In "Designing with Lettering, Lines and Images," Sharon's goal will be to focus on integrating informal calligraphic scripts and lettering with images to create pleasing compositions for sketchbook pages, commissioned pieces, greeting cards, or personal work.”

    Designing a Personal Script 

    Monday, April 24, 2017          8:30 - 4:00            Suitable for ALL LEVELS           $85 includes art papers needed

    This may be taken as a stand-alone one-day workshop, or in addition to weekend workshop. This day will incorporate threads of the topics from the weekend but will focus on turning your own handwriting into a personal hand, one you can apply to notes, envelopes, cards or any other quick projects.  Using pressure-release techniques, we will make interesting lines and textures with our ordinary handwriting. This topic has been a request from Pen Dragons members for several years.

    In her Monday, one-day workshop, "Designing a Personal Script", Sharon's goal will be, "to explore ways to invigorate our work and begin to develop a more personal approach . . . our own handwriting and an informal cursive Italic will be points of departure."



    Call or e-mail Workshop Chair Lucia Leonardelli at (269) 349-4686 or

    Please provide the following information: Name, Email address, and Best phone contact number and time(s)

    After your registration is received, you will be emailed a confirmation letter with complete supply list(s).

    PAYMENT by CASH or CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO PEN DRAGONS MUST BE RECEIVED upon admission to workshop(s).  (Please bring with you the day of workshop)


    Parchment Community Library

    401 South Riverview Drive
    Parchment, MI 49004

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    LATE REGISTRATION available at Pen Dragons Member Rate: $150 tuition for 2-day Sat.-Sun. workshop. $85 for Monday workshop. $235 for all 3 days.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Doors unlocked only from 8:00 until 8:20 each day; workshop starts promptly at 8:30 am.

    Phone: 269-349-4686

    Accessibility Information:

    Lower level; elevator access.

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