• 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 either half-day or one-day in length. The registration fees for members are $25 for half-day and $35 for full day workshops. For non-members, $35 and $45. There may be an additional fee for supplies. You must pay for the workshop at the time you sign up to reserve your spot.
Please read workshop polices before signing up for a CCS workshop.
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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. See full length descriptions and photos below.
April 14 & 15, 2018
Italian Hand (pointed pen)
Motion Media Arts Center
$130 members; $150 non-members
August 4 & 5, 2018
$130 members; $150 non-members
November 17 & 18, 2018
Floral Techniques 3 Ways with Elena K
March 3, 2018
Faith Lutheran, our usual meeting room
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
$35 for members
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!