Letter Lovers

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'''<span style="color:red;font-size:12pt;">Class is on hiatus until the new year. See you then!</span>'''
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[[File:Eachday.jpg|300px|thumb|right|Ball point pens can be beautiful too.]]
 
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'''<span style="color:red;font-size:14pt;">NO CLASS ON JULY 25</span>'''
 
 
I have fallen sick and won't be able to teach class this week. I am thus determined to make next week even better!
 
  
 
===What===
 
===What===
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====What to bring====
 
====What to bring====
 
Recommended, but not required:
 
Recommended, but not required:
* An phone/mp3/music player, headphones, and a few of your favorite songs
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* A phone/mp3/music player, headphones, and a few of your favorite songs
 
* A ball point pen and blank printer paper
 
* A ball point pen and blank printer paper
 
* Any calligraphy pen, markers, ink you already have
 
* Any calligraphy pen, markers, ink you already have
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===When===
 
===When===
Thursday Evenings at 7:00pm.
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Thursday Evenings from 7:00-9:00pm.
 
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We are just getting started, so if this doesn't work for you, please [http://wanderingstan.com/contact contact me]. Sunday afternoons were another possibility.
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There will be '''no class on Aug 15th''' as it's [[Five Minutes of Fame]])
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Except on the 3rd Thursday of each month, when we have a shortened one-hour class. ([[Five Minutes of Fame]] starts at 8:00pm.)
  
 
===Where===
 
===Where===
Church classroom at Noisebridge
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Church classroom at [[Noisebridge]]. (In the far back, around the corner from the Kitchen.)
  
 
2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).  
 
2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).  

Latest revision as of 09:20, 6 February 2014

Class is on hiatus until the new year. See you then!

Variegated.jpg
Ball point pens can be beautiful too.
Colapen. Make a great pen from a soft-drink can.

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[edit] What

Learn to use pen and paper for all they're worth. Make beautiful words. We'll start with basics of using a pen, exercises in making marks on the page, and introductions to forms of italic and blackletter. In later classes we'll make our own cola pens, 3D print letters, or laser-cut a letterpress font. Would you like to help design a NoiseBridge font?

[edit] What to bring

Recommended, but not required:

  • A phone/mp3/music player, headphones, and a few of your favorite songs
  • A ball point pen and blank printer paper
  • Any calligraphy pen, markers, ink you already have
  • Clothes that you don't mind getting a little ink on, a smock, or a very steady hand.

I will have some pens and paper too, so don't sweat it if you come last minute.

[edit] When

Thursday Evenings from 7:00-9:00pm.

Except on the 3rd Thursday of each month, when we have a shortened one-hour class. (Five Minutes of Fame starts at 8:00pm.)

[edit] Where

Church classroom at Noisebridge. (In the far back, around the corner from the Kitchen.)

2169 Mission St., San Francisco, 94114 (at 18th St., near 16th St. BART station).

First time visitors should read this for getting in: Explicit directions and how to get inside

[edit] Cost

Instruction is free!

And the materials are almost free--it's a myth that you need expensive tools to make beautiful letters. We'll learn how to do it even with a ball-point pen and paper. (Many banks provide such pens for free. :) However, use of traditional pens will also be covered, and a few will be available for loan during the class.

[edit] Instructor

Stan James, a longtime letter lover, current refugee from the startup world.

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