Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

Modern Calligraphy Featuring Brush Pens with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional bookhand calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to begin exploring traditional Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Copperplate Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Copperplate is one of the most recognizable forms of pointed pen calligraphy. This style is also sometimes called English Roundhand. It features elegant fine hairlines and shades created by varying the pressure on the nib. Aline Chan will show you the basic techniques of Copperplate calligraphy to help you create gorgeous written pieces.

Supplies: Pointed pen nib (such as Brause EF66 or Rose), oblique nib holder, ink, pencil, ruler, A4 grid paper pad

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Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Oct
5
1:30 PM13:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Hand Lettering & Wax Seals with Kata Law

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making and card writing to journal keeping!

In addition, Kata will also show you how to work with sealing wax and brass stamps to add a vintage touch to your creative projects and written correspondence.

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

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Oct
19
1:30 PM13:30

Art of Journaling with Kata Law

Transform your journals into more than just a written record of your day! Use them as creative outlets with beautiful illustrations and drawings to capture your thoughts. Kata (IG: @kataish) will show you different techniques and tricks using a variety of media to add an artistic touch to your memoirs.

Supplies: Your journal and any art supplies you are comfortable using (ie: watercolours & brushes, brush pens, colour pencils, fineliner pens and etc)

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Nov
2
10:30 AM10:30

Modern Calligraphy Featuring Brush Pens with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Nov
2
1:30 PM13:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Copperplate Flourishing with Aline Chan

Ready to take your Copperplate skills to the next level? Aline Chan will be showing you techniques to embellish your calligraphy work using the same principles and techniques used in Copperplate calligraphy. You will learn how to an extra flair to your work and transform your calligraphy pieces into truly extraordinary masterpieces.

As this is an intermediate level workshop, we recommend that participants first take the Copperplate Calligraphy workshop on September 28th. Participants who are already comfortable with Copperplate techniques are also welcome to take part in this workshop.

Supplies: pointed pen nib (such as Brause EF66 or Rose), oblique nib holder, ink, pencil, ruler, A4 grid paper pad

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Nov
30
1:00 PM13:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional bookhand calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to begin exploring traditional Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Jun
15
1:30 PM13:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Jun
15
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Hand Lettering & Wax Seals with Kata Law

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making and card writing to journal keeping!

In addition, Kata will also show you how to work with sealing wax and brass stamps to add a vintage touch to your creative projects and written correspondence.

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

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Jun
1
1:30 PM13:30

Art of Journaling with Kata Law

Transform your journals into more than just a written record of your day! Use them as creative outlets with beautiful illustrations and drawings to capture your thoughts. Kata (IG: @kataish) will show you different techniques and tricks using a variety of media to add an artistic touch to your memoirs.

Supplies: Your journal and any art supplies you are comfortable using (ie: watercolours & brushes, brush pens, colour pencils, fineliner pens and etc)

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Jun
1
10:30 AM10:30

"Tell Me What You See" Visual Writing Prompts with Caroline Topperman

Tell Me What You See is the fresh perspective creative souls have been looking for. More than just for writers, this workshop with Caroline (IG: @styleontheside) will help you unleash your creativity by using photographs from around the world to spark your imagination. You will be inspired to create miniature stories by taking an extra second to absorb your surroundings. Bring your favourite pens & notebooks, and join us in creating something new.

Supplies: notebook & any pen with which you are comfortable writing

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May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional bookhand calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to begin exploring traditional Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Uncial & Celtic Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Uncial is a majuscule script developed over a thousand years ago. Characterized by broad single stroke letters using simple round forms , it can be commonly found in medieval manuscripts. Today, it is often closely associated with Celtic culture. Aline Chan will show you the basic techniques of uncial calligraphy so that you can beginning exploring this beautiful script.

Supplies: 6.0mm Pilot Parallel Pen, A4 grid/dot-grid notepad, bottled ink, eraser, pencil, and ruler.

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May
11
1:30 PM13:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Faber-Castell & Graf von Faber-Castell Showcase

Our 2019 brand open-house brings together the full range of writing instruments from renowned sister brands Faber-Castell and Graf von Faber-Castell. Join local lettering artist and bullet journaler, Tisa Mui (@tisamuico) as she demonstrates how Faber-Castell’s vast range of calligraphy products can be used to create beautiful paper projects and journal pages. Invite your kids to complete a sketch at our doodle station to receive a fun writing gift. Last but not least, be sure to enter our prize draw for a fabulous GvFC fountain pen.

Take advantage of the one-day-only special in-store discount on all Faber-Castell and Graf von Faber-Castell products. From the popular Loom pens to the luxury Intuition series, this showcase is a great chance to discover one of the highlights of German stationery.

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Italic Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Italic is a semi-cursive style of calligraphy developed during the Renaissance. It is an elegant style with high legibility, making it very popular for all types of paper projects. This workshop on Italic is perfect for intermediate-level students who are already familiar with foundational calligraphy techniques.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

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Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional bookhand calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to begin exploring traditional Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Mar
30
1:30 PM13:30

Hand Lettering & Wax Seals with Kata Law

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making and card writing to journal keeping!

In addition, Kata will also show you how to work with sealing wax and brass stamps to add a vintage touch to your creative projects and written correspondence.

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

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Mar
16
1:30 PM13:30

Art of Journaling with Kata Law

Transform your journals into more than just a written record of your day! Use them as creative outlets with beautiful illustrations and drawings to capture your thoughts. Kata (IG: @kataish) will show you different techniques and tricks using a variety of media to add an artistic touch to your memoirs.

Supplies: Your journal and any art supplies you are comfortable using (ie: watercolours & brushes, brush pens, colour pencils, fineliner pens and etc)

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Unpack: A Journaling Open-House + Notebook Showcase

Our first feature event of 2019 is a launch of not one, but EIGHT new brands at Phidon! Over the course of our travels in the past year, our team scoured the planet to find unique, high-quality paper products and have been eagerly anticipating their introduction to the Phidon community. Featured brands will include Notem (Denmark), Kakimori (Japan), Laika (Mexico), Ecojot (Canada), and more! Local bookbinder Alistair MacLellan will be visiting our store that day to show you the latest collaboration between MacLellan Books and Phidon: a much requested Tomoe River Paper notebook. He will hold a short Q&A session to explain his work process and how his beautiful notebooks are made.

We also welcome local creatives Kata Law & Heather Franklin, who will be co-hosting a journaling open-house. Bring your own journals and we’ll provide the supplies for you to sketch, draw and write alongside these two amazing artists. They will be sharing tips and inspiration for unleashing your daily creativity.

Refreshments will be provided, so come join us for a fantastic day of stationery fun!

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Mar
2
1:30 PM13:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to explore traditional Italic and Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Neuland Monoline & Broad Edge Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Originally created as a font by Rudolph Koch for the Klingspor Type Foundry in 1923, Neuland is an expressive and bold calligraphy style. Using 6.0mm Pilot Parallel pen, Aline will show you two variants of this style: Monoline and Broad Edge. This style of calligraphy is especially suited to graphic work with a modern look.

Supplies: 6.0mm Pilot Parallel pen, fountain pen ink, A4 grid paper pad, pencil, eraser, ruler

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Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Hand Lettering & Wax Seals with Kata Law

Learn creative hand lettering using a variety of media with Kata (IG: @kataish). Hand lettering is a form of artistic expression that transforms the written word into beautiful pieces of art. It’s perfect for all types of illustrative and decorative projects, from label making and card writing to journal keeping!

In addition, Kata will also show you how to work with sealing wax and brass stamps to add a vintage touch to your creative projects and written correspondence.

Supplies: Brush pens, fineliner markers, pencil, eraser, watercolour paints, watercolour brushes and blank paper pad

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Feb
9
10:30 AM10:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional calligraphy scripts that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Feb
2
10:30 AM10:30

Cursive Writing with Carolyn Mele

Learn the endangered art of cursive handwriting or improve your handwriting with an experienced and passionate calligrapher and cursive instructor, Carolyn Mele.

Since the advent of the computer and mobile phones, digital messages have become the norm.  With little to no practice of penmanship,  our handwriting has become illegible.  Increase your confidence and learn the skills to improve your handwriting or come as a beginner and learn cursive all over again!

Supplies: a pencil, a pen that you are comfortable working with, and an A4/Letter-sized lined paper pad.

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Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Bone Script with Aline Chan

Bone (or “Osteon”), is an alphabet that is done with a broad edged pen – a 6mm Parallel pen is recommended. Working with this alphabet promotes awareness of the white shapes between and within the strokes.  Bone lends itself to close placement of letters, and calls for framing white spaces with its broad black strokes as you explore pen twists, rotations, pivots and slides. A great hand for designers, calligraphers and letter lovers, Bone is a modification of the classical upright bookhand and was invented by scribe Jacqueline Svaren in 1972.

This alphabet works well when written without guidelines. Once you are comfortable with the letterforms you can experiment with various ways of using this hand, through a series of demonstrations and design exercises. Bone is organic, fun, warm, and assertive; it is essentially drawing with shape.

Supplies: 6.0mm Pilot Parallel pen, fountain pen ink, A4 grid paper pad, pencil, ruler

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Foundations of Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Learn the basics of traditional calligraphy! Aline Chan’s hugely popular Foundations of Calligraphy will give you the introduction techniques you need to explore traditional Italic and Bookhand styles.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

Cost: $55 + HST; supplies extra.

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Jan
12
1:30 PM13:30

Modern Calligraphy with Anne-Marie Rodger

Modern calligraphy is an whimsical, updated take on traditional script calligraphy that encourages you to create your own personal style of writing. While still using contrasting downstrokes and upstrokes as a foundation, it allows you the freedom make beautiful written pieces using a system that you have customized for yourself. Anne Marie (IG: @evergreen_lettering_co) will show you the basics you need to get started on finding your own style.

Supplies: Brush pens, dip pen holder, ink, fine dip pen nibs (ie: Cito fein or Steno “Blue Pumpkin”), pencil, eraser, and dotted/grid paper pad

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Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Ornamental Penmanship with Carolyn Mele

For those who are already comfortable with cursive writing and are looking to further improve their penmanship, Carolyn will be demonstrating various ornamental elements that can be used in your everyday handwriting to add an elegant touch to your written work. Whether you are using handwriting for social correspondence or personal journaling, Ornamental Penmanship will add a beautiful flair to your writing.

Supplies: a pen you are comfortable writing with and an A4 ruled paper pad

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Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Phidon x Local Pop-Up Market & 3rd Annual Lamy Event

It’s a double-feature, pen extravaganza! Support local and join us as we host the final Phidon x Local Pop-Up Market of the year. Artisans and craftsmen (Evything Studio, MacLellan Books, Wanderlust Watercolours & Yenderings) from our own backyard will be visiting with their beautifully handcrafted stationery and writing accessories. We will also be holding our 3rd Annual Lamy Event on the same day to showcase the entire product line-up of this popular German pen-maker. There will be a special discount on all Lamy products, as well as demonstrations and Q&A opportunities.

As an added bonus, we will be joined by pen blogger Azizah Asgarali of Gourmet Pens! She will be holding a meet-and-greet at Phidon and sharing her love for all things fountain pens with fellow penthusiasts.

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