WORKSHOP POLICY: Workshop sign ups begin at guild meetings. You must be present at the meeting to sign up. The meeting when sign up begins will be announced in the meeting email reminder and posted on the website prior to the designated meeting.
CCS members will be eligible to place their name in the workshop drawing at the designated meeting. The ONLY WAY YOU ARE ELIGIBLE to sign up is by putting a CHECK FOR THE AMOUNT OF THE WORKSHOP in the drawing. Names will be drawn one at a time and then placed on on the workshop list until all seats are taken. If names remain, they will be placed on the waiting list in the order drawn.
If seats remain after the meeting, and there are no names on the waiting list, the workshop will be open to mail in registration by members or non-members.
Once your name is on the workshop list, you are OBLIGATED to pay for the workshop or find someone to take your seat in the event you can not attend.
• Major Workshops contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. CCS mini workshops are one-day in length. The registration fees for members is $40 and $50 for non-members. There may be an additional fee for supplies. You must pay for the workshop at the time you sign up to reserve your spot.
Peter Thornton 2020 Workshops
Sign up will begin at the December 12, 2019 guild meeting. Please read our workshop policy and be prepared to attend the meeting and put a check in the drawing.
Peter Thornton One Day Workshop
Subject: Small & Delicate Capitals
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time and Location: TBA
Small & Delicate Capitals
Small writing is much more than simply writing small
This workshop will focus not simply on writing small - but on how to write letters, words etc that reflect and express some of our quieter and more thoughtful texts. We shall in a gentle and logical order look at making minor adjustments to the FORM - to the pen angle/s - to the spacing - to sensitivity of touch - to the speed, or lack of etc that all make important contributions to these delightful letters.
We shall begin by looking at nib and pencil sharpening as well as ink and paper choices that will help enormously and have a big impact on achieving delicacy etc. before moving on to the many exercises and projects and short talks and demonstrations that will pepper our time together.
Peter Thornton Two Day Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1, 2020
Time and Location: TBA
Debbie Levine will teach a mini-workshop on Collage on Saturday, February 15 from 9 am- 4 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Avenue. Fee is $40 for members, $50 for non-members. plus a $5 materials fee.
Students will learn through handouts and demonstration about collage materials including the different adhesives, sources and types of collage papers and ways of embellishing layers of paper with various mixed media supplies. Start saving your calligraphy practice sheets – they make a great source of paper for collage.
Simple Book Structures
Austin Book Arts Center will offer a class on Simple Book Structures on Tuesday, January 14 from 1-4 pm. Fee is $50.
Martha Cole specifically asked for this class, as earlier classes in the fall had been cancelled, so special arrangements were made. Martha would love for more CCSers to join her! ABAC is located at 5501 N Lamar Blvd, Ste 125. Questions? Contact Martha: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-739-8172.
Please read workshop polices before signing up for a CCS workshop.
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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!