Allentown Paper Arts Festival & Long Island Pen Show: Sat/Sun, April 1 & 2


Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival
Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 to 5
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 11 to 4
Allentown Fairgrounds, Bill Harris Agricultural Hall
302 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Featuring: Art Rubber Stamping, Scrap/Memory Books, Card-Making, Paper Crafting, Book Arts & Calligraphy Arts!

Our friends at The Ink Pad have organized a bus trip to the festival from Manhattan on Saturday, April 1st. Seats are still available: Please call 212.463.9876 to reserve a spot!

Long Island Pen Show
Saturday/Sunday, April 1 & 2, 2017
Hofstra University, Student Center Multi-Purpose Room 101
Co-sponsored by our friends at Exaclair

Copperplate Workshop with Nikola Pang
Sunday, April 2 from 10 to 2 at the Pen Show
Come learn the beautiful calligraphic style of copperplate script! Copperplate calligraphy, also known as roundhand, engrosser’s, and engraver’s script is considered by most to be the mother of all pointed pen hands. It still stands as one of the most recognizable and high demand design elements in pointed pen calligraphic works. In this course we will go over a concise version of its history and learn to use dip pens in order to form the basic strokes of its construction. This course is geared towards beginners but those with more experience may attend it as a refresher course (plus it’s always nice to have experienced attendees help beginners). There is a small materials fee of $25 for holders, nibs, handouts, and papers; workshop is free for attendees who bring their own supplies. Attendees are encouraged to bring a pen or pencil with them.

Nikola will give away packets of vintage nibs to attendees who mention that they are members of the Society of Scribes!