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Join us June 1-4, 2018, to learn from some of the very best young and talented calligraphers in the industry. The classes are designed for intermediate calligraphers or adventurous beginners who have taken classes on a specific hand(s). The emphasis will be on design and application. No individual hands will be taught. Besides the daily classes, you will also be able to participate in evening sessions led by the instructors that are designed to enhance your calligraphy journey. And with only 20 other students in attendance, you will have more opportunities for individual feedback. The cost for the retreat will be $495.
Without any further delay, we are excited to announce the instructor and CLASS LINE UP===========
INSTRUCTOR: Bailey Amon Rivera -- Class: Script Monogram Design
INSTRUCTOR: Schin Loong -- Class: Floral Envelope Illustration and Design
INSTRUCTOR: Michael Ward -- Class: Signature Design
INSTRUCTOR: Skyler Chubak -- Class: Ornamental Lettering
Individual Class Information
Evening sessions will cover a variety of topics including structuring your practice habits, adopting strong business practices, and equipping yourself with must-have tools and resources. Instructors will present in a panel style so that you have a variety of insight and advice as you ask questions.
$250 deposit due at registration.
$245 remaining balance due by March 1, 2018.
The entire balance may be paid at registration if you prefer. Cancellations received up to 90 days in advance are fully refundable. Cancellations up to 60 days in advance will receive a 50% refund. The remaining 50% will be issued as a store credit. Cancellations 30 days in advance or less will only be issued store credit.
All supplies will be available in our store throughout the retreat. If you would like to order them in advance and pick them up when you arrive, write 'Refined Design Pickup' in the comments section when you place your order, and we will remove the shipping charges.
Nibs and Holders Your favorite pointed/broad pen nibs and oblique/straight penholders
Flexible nib of choice (Leonardt Principal, Gillott 303, etc.)
Inks and Paints
watercolor palette, preferably in pan form, not tubes. You can bring whatever you have, but please bring a variety of colors, especially reds and greens (Suggested: Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set, Prang, Peerless booklet, etc.).
Gold or any other metallic paint that will work with your pointed nib: Finetec, Dr. Ph Martin, etc.
Ink (Moon Palace or Walnut Ink)
Blank paper of choice (Rhodia or Staples #733333)
Graph Paper (any size)
Borden and Riley Vellum Sheer Trace (or Layout Bond--best with lightbox)
Sheet of art paper for final monogram project (Pergamenata, etc. approx. 5x7)
Sheet of art paper for final layout project (Arches Hot Press, etc.)
Loose watercolor paper/pad for practice (preferably hot press)
Tombow Mono Eraser
Micron or other fine tip pens in various sizes (.005, .01, and .02 preferred)
Cushion for your writing surface (loose paper, craft foam, or blotter)
Some stamps (if you want to mail the envelope)
Assorted brushes (tiny and medium)
Paper towel and water container
A9 or Presentation size Luxe envelopes in either Blush, Cream, or White (enough will be provided for class, but if you want more , they are available at Paper Source
Glitter glue in gold
Additional Finetec or other metallic inks
Additional colored felt-tip pens
Circle, oval, and square templates (some will be provided for class use)