Upcoming Workshops

Major Workshops contact majorworkshops@ccscribes.com. CCS major workshops are two - four days in length. Workshops are reserved for CCS members first then available seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Major Workshop fees are usually $130.00 for CCS members; $150.00 for non-members. Prices are approximate and do not reflect the cost of supplies needed for individual workshops or instructors. You must pay for the workshop at the time you sign up to be enrolled.

 

Mini Workshops contact miniworkshops@ccscribes.com. CCS mini workshops are one day in length. Workshops are reserved for CCS members first then available seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Mini Workshop fees are usually $35.00 for CCS members; $45.00 for non-members. Prices are approximate and do not reflect the cost of supplies needed for individual workshops or instructors. You must pay for the workshop at the time you sign up to be enrolled.

CCS Workshop Policies
Please read workshop polices before signing up for a CCS workshop.
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CCS Workshop Scholarship Policy
Limited funding is available for CCS members to receive scholarships for workshops. Read for more information.
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Upcoming CCS Workshops

Captial City Scribes has great workshops! Save the dates now for your favorites. 

 

Major Workshops:

May 13 & 14, 2017 - Risa Gettler; Visigothic Versals

October 21 & 22, 2017 - Pamela Paulsrud; The Spontaneous Mark & Alternative Image

April 2018 - Heather Held; Italian Hand (pointed pen)

October 2018 - Julie Wildman; Monoline Magic

 

Mini Workshops: 

June 10, 2017 - Teri G, Introduction to Copperplate Script for Beginners
October 28, 2017 - Holly Z, Lombardic Versals

 

Risa Gettler - Visigothic Versals
A writing style exclusive to early medieval Spain. During the weekend's workshop, we will learn the letterforms with a pencil on a grid paper, and work on a design layout. This workshop is open to beginners as well as advanced calligraphers. See photos of work by Risa Gettler and student work from past workshops below.
Date: May 13 - 14, 2017
Time: 8 am - 5 pm
Location: TBA
Member price $130 and non-member price is $150. Sign up will begin at the March meeting.

 

General Workshop Supply LIst

The following supplies can be very useful when attending a workshop. Both basic and optional supplies, and some "comfort" items, can make your limited space more productive.

 

Basics - Depending on the workshops:  
Pencils - hard and soft; 
Small Pencil Sharpener
; Erasers - Pentel click, Hyperaser, Kneaded, Magic Rub
Fine; Point Pens - Micron .0905, Pilot Ps500, Tech Liner, Sharpie Fine;
 Drafting, Watercolor, or Painter's Tape; 
Ruler (cork-backed steel) or T-square;
 Penholders; 
Assortment of Nibs; 
Ink (unless specific brand and color are on instructor's list)
; Small Bristle Brush for loading ink onto nib; 
Writing/slant Board, if preferred; 
Glue Stick or Adhesive Roller
bone folder with good tip for scoring; 
Small Water Container; 
Small dropper bottler with Distilled Water; 
Pipette or medicine dropper for using water or ink; 
Paper Towels, Rags, Handi-wipes, Baby Wipes; 
Notepaper or pad for notes; 
Xacto knife with new blades; 
Cutting Mat; 
Lightweight Plastic Sheet (approx 1 yd) to cover workspace
; Seperate Paper Carrier with Paper; 
Mr. Clean *type* Magic Eraser for cleanups.

 


Optional and Helpful - Depending on Workshop: 
Layout and Tracing Paper; 
Colored Pencils, Watercolor, Gouache, Gel Pens (when not included on instructor's supply list); 
Peerless Watercolor Sheets or Watercolor pencils - take up little space
; Waterbrush
; Rubber Cement Pick-up; 
Portable light - Ott or other; 
Camera - always ask instructor for permission to take photos of their work; 
Chair Cushion; 
Sweater or long sleeved shirt if you are cold-natured; 
Apron; 
Hand and Tool Cleaner - Masters Soap, Hand Sanitizer (wipes can be used); 
Waxed Paper - cut in squares and put in Ziplock bag; 
Can or Jar Opener - Magic Grip for stubborn lids or containers; 
Clips
; Toothpicks and Popsicle Sticks - small amount in small containers; 
Hole Punch or Japanese Drill Punch; 
Small Sewing Kit with embroidery thread and bookbinder needle.

 


Tip: As you attend workshops and decide what kinds of tools you desire, you will also gain knowledge about the ideal supply carrier to fit your needs, from a toolbox to a roomy art carrier. A good tip is to pack supplies in small containers for easy handling, dividing large amounts when possible to take only a a small portion to workshops. these small containers can be refilled right after a workshop, repacked in your carrier, and your basic supplies will be ready for the next workshop. Keep an inventory of these supplies and add to or delete as you personalize them for your own needs.

 


Final Tip: Most workshop locations have parking just outside or very near the door and toolkit and first aid kit in your vehicle's truck can hold additional supplies that you just may need every now and then, and do not want to add to your basic supplies. For instance, an extention cord and adapter for a toolkit might be need if you are using anything electrical, or a pair of tweezers, Q-tips, plastic gloves, or a razor blade from a First Aid Kit would come in handy.

 

Article and items compiled by Jo Guffey - thank you Jo!